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Kanye West Considers Legally Changing His Name to "Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West"

Artist, designer and successful businessman Kanye West has thrown out a new name idea and, honestly, it's hard to tell if he's joking.

In a surprise appearance at the 2019 Fast Company Innovation Festival, West suggested that he may legally change his name to "Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West" for a little bit.

"When people say it's crass to call yourself a billionaire, I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y'all understand exactly what it is," he told Fast Company senior writer Mark Wilson.

“When I did Forbes, I showed them a $890 million receipt and they still didn’t say ‘billionaire,’” he elaborated while speaking on stage at Thursday’s festival.

“They don’t want us to know that we can buy land; they don’t want us to have the 100 percent ownership that I have at Yeezy.”

West then shifted the conversation to his political ambitions, revealing that he pushed back his plans to run for the Oval Office in the 2020 election.

“When I run for president in 2024 —” he began as the audience chuckled. “What y’all laughing at?”

The Chicago native, who previously expressed support for President Donald Trump, went on to say he would “create so many jobs” if he were elected.


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