(AllHipHop News) The Internet went crazy yesterday when Public Policy Polling released a new poll that showed 9% of North Carolina voters were supporting an independent presidential candidate named “Deez Nuts.” The results became a trending topic on Twitter, and local news stations were forced to report about Deez Nuts live on the air.
Deez Nuts filed an official statement of candidacy with the FEC on July 26. The Daily Beast attempted to find out who was this unknown person pulling in nearly a tenth of the electorate in the Tar Heel state. Apparently, Deez Nuts is 15-year-old Brady Olson from Wallingford, Iowa.
“When I heard about the Limberbutt McCubbins story, I realized I could,” said Olson. McCubbins is a Kentucky cat running as a Democrat.
Obviously, Olson can not be President of the United States, because citizens have to be at least 35 to seek the office. That fact is not stopping the high school sophomore from playing along with the candidacy of Mr. Nuts.
“The next step is to get some party nominations, like the Minnesota Independence Party or the Modern Whig Party,” Olson says. “It would also be great to find a VP, preferably McCubbins, because the Nuts/McCubbins ticket sounds amazing.”
The phrase “deez nuts” was popularized by the Dr. Dre song “Deeez Nuuuts” from the producer’s 1992 album The Chronic. “Deez Nuts” re-entered the pop culture zeitgeist with the success of a viral video by Welven Da Great.
Watch WJLA’s report on the PPP poll about Deez Nuts below.