Akon recently sat down for an interview where he revealed that although he would like to run for president himself in 2024 - he's backing Kanye West.
Loni Love asked the rapper whether he would still like to run himself:
"That might be possible. I know what the issues are as a person, as an immigrant, as a Black man. 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," he replied.
He continued: "Well, I don't think it would be a competition, I honestly need him to run. I want him to run," Akon told the ladies of The Real. But Akon admits that the would not be able to run, due to his immigration status.
Kanye has his full support.
"Kanye is not crazy, he's just been awakened. From a spiritual state, I just feel like he's awake now. Now he's the most amazing marketer in the world. He understands his audience, but he's definitely not crazy, he knows what he's doing. 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."