(AllHipHop News) Kanye West is a music artist, fashion designer, filmmaker, father, and recently became a husband. There is a writer/artist that would like to add Chicago mayor to that list in 2015.
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Ben Shepard has launched the "Kanye 4 Mayor" campaign. The initiative includes a website, Kanye4Mayor.org, that features several pages of explanations on why Ye would be the best successor to Chicago's current leader Rahm Emanuel. Shepard believes "Mayor West could lead a movement to make it the best city in the world."
In open letter to Kanye, Shepard points out four main issues he feels the citizens of Chicago need addressing by a new administration: failing schools, a sub par transportation system, excessive shootings, and an undemocratic police force.
He writes to Kanye West in part:
Right now your home city is ruled over by a Mayor whose allegiances are not with the majority of Chicagoans.
I want to invite you to run for mayor of Chicago in 2015 and make it the best city in the world. Doing this would require fixing some big problems...
Not to put any pressure on you but you are the only person in the world who could make this happen. There isn’t anyone else who (1) is wealthy and famous enough (2) is from Chicago, and (3) may actually understand the problems with the city.
"Mayor" can mean many different things. Right now it means a servant of a very narrow elite who exerts massive public relations energy to disguise this fact. Under your administration it would mean a combination of role model, consultant, and design chief. It would probably take 8 years to get all this work done but just think what would be possible after.
The site also includes quotes from the "New Slaves" performer. Some are lyrics from songs like "Jesus Walks" and "Power." Others are various quotes Kanye has made throughout his career including his infamous "George Bush doesn’t care about black people" statement.