The rapper 2 Chainz is reportedly mulling a run for mayor of his hometown in Georgia.
“I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year. [I’m] waiting to see if I meet all of the qualifications!” he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Monday.
It was unclear how serious he was about the claim. In another interview on the topic, 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, said, “I’m a musician, not a politician.”
“I’m supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing. I’m really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park,” he told XXL magazine in a separate interview published Monday.
The rapper is not a complete stranger to politics — or at least policy debates. Earlier this month, he had a high-profile television showdown with HLN talk-show host Nancy Grace on whether marijuana should be legalized. 2 Chainz was representing the pro-legalization point of view.
If he runs, 2 Chainz would be challenging veteran incumbent Mayor Jack Longino, according to the Journal Constitution. College Park is a relatively small city near Atlanta, with less than 20,000 residents.
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