He’s too young to qualify, has a lengthy criminal record and smokes enough pot to make Bob Marley blush — but Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame wants to be the next president of the United States of America.
In a profanity-laden video posted Monday on RollingStone.com(beolow), Waka — whose birth name is Juaquin James Malphurs — announced that he would make good on a 2012 tweet claiming that he would run for the country’s highest elected office.
I'm dead ass running for president in 2016.
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) November 7, 2012
The 28-year-old rapper said his first act, naturally, would be to legalize marijuana.
Other big-picture initiatives mentioned in the announcement video included:
- Banning dogs in restaurants
- Imposing strict restrictions on people with big feet (“Anybody who got feet over size 13 cannot walk in public no more,” the rapper says)
- Teaching kids “more reality skills” (“And they gotta learn my lyrics before they get out of school,” the rapper says)
- Raising the minimum wage (He’s a fan of the $15-an-hour fast food protests)
Surprisingly, there was no word on a possible presidential pardon for Gucci Mane, the fellow Atlanta rapper currently in federal prison on gun charges.