Reactions as Akon declares intention to run for President of United States (video)


Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam widely known as Akon is seriously considering running for the position of President of the United States of America in 2024.

In an interview with The Shade Room (TSR), Akon disclosed that he would have run for the presidency in 2020 if not for his engagement with music.

However, now that he’s doing his music one last time, the TSR reports that it looks like he could possibly run in 2024. Akon said, “I know what the issues are, and as a person, as an immigrant, as a black man, as whatever you want to call it.

I kind of know or feel like I know that I can take the country and move it forward.” The “locked up” hitmaker also talked about how he is currently advising 30 African Presidents on how to develop the youths.

Speaking further on the matter, Akon encouraged other entertainers to enter the race. To be specific, he said he would love to see Kanye West run for President too, adding that the Kim Kardashian husband isn’t crazy.

When asked if he thinks he could beat Kanye, Akon said, “Well I don’t think it would be a competition, I honestly need him to run.

“My thing is, if he does run, it’s great for the culture. Now if you think he’s not fit, that’s another thing, that’s why you got me as another choice.” Fans have reacted to Akon’s intentions to run for the biggest office in the United States.

One Instagram user said, “Akon is a much better fit than Kanye. But neega you been locked up n they won’t let you out lol he has a better chance running for office in his country.” Another user said,

“Akon is actually smart AF and knows what he doing…Kayne smart too but he’ll turn on us black folks so Idk about that one.” …