|Entertainer thinking about running for office.|
For publicity purposes, Atlanta based rapper 2 Chainz is considering a run for mayor in the nearby suburb of College Park. The rapper proving to the world that he's more than an entertainer, but an informed individual who believes in doing something good for the public.
After the latest bout with Nancy Grace, the Atlanta Constitution Journal is reporting that Tauheed Epps (aka 2 Chainz/Tity Boi) is testing the water.
“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!” the “Mercy” rapper told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.
Word of 2 Chainz’s political ambitions initially surfaced in an interview with XXLMag.com.
“I’m supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing,” he told the site.
But the 37-year-old also has a few arrests for narcotics possession on his resume. His quest for mayoral supremacy would pit him against Jack Longino, who has served as College Park’s mayor since 1996.
Earlier this month, 2 Chainz announced the creation of his own record label, The Real University (aka The Real U, aka T.R.U.), which he plans to use as a platform for rising talent.
Is the Feds Watching?
2 Chainz is an artist on Def Jam. He was a part of Ludacris' label Disturbing Tha Peace for fifteen years. He left the label in 2011 to strike it on his own. He released two albums Based on a TRU Story and BOATS II: Me Time on Def Jam.
I'll bet you that if he intends on running, expect the racist right to make noise about it!