Invited to a television show “The Real”, the rapper and philanthropist revealed that he will not show up in 2020 because of his musical career. However, he intends to get into the race in 2024.
“I know the problems as a person, as an immigrant, as a black man, no matter what you want to call him. In a way, I know, I feel that I know that I can take the kingdoms of the country and move it forward. I firmly believe that I can do it, “ he said.
Akon also spoke about his philanthropic work in Africa and revealed that he advises more than 30 African presidents.
“Many people do not really know it, but I literally advise 30 African presidents right now. Everything is based on youth, the development of youth and things of that nature. I do politics all over the world. “
Asked if he could beat Kanye West who has since confirmed his political ambitions for 2024, Akon said, “Well, I do not think it would be a competition, I honestly need him to run. “
The duel between the two rappers could well take place, since Kanye West seems close to Donald Trump and the Republican party, which is not the case of his potential opponent, fervent opponent of the current president.