Akon has become known for his social interest in the world. He has started an initiative to bring light to many on the continent of Africa. With his eyes set on the political climate in America, the rapper tells TMZ he would hypothetically run for president in 2020.
Akon says he would love to debate with President Trump to prove some of his ideologies wrong. Interestingly enough, the rapper says he would choose Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as his Vice President. “I think sometimes it takes people from the outside, that really see life differently to make, like differences.”
The most significant critique Akon has on the Trump presidency is his lack of regard for the people. “I think Trump would’ve made a great president if he made decisions for the people… If he was as passionate as his own interests as he is for the people, oh he would’ve made an amazing president.”⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.