Afroman officially submits to run for President in 2024
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Afroman will run for President in 2024 in a bid to achieve higher power.
The 48-year-old rapper wants to be the next US leader after filing the paperwork to run for the country’s most coveted position with the Federal Elections Commission.
In the documents obtained by TMZ, his presidential committee is named ‘Joseph Afroman Foreman for President’ and he’s running as an Independent.
The Grammy-nominated star announced his intention to run for President in December during a concert in Missouri.
His paperwork for his Presidential run were filed two days before 4/20, TMZ reports, meaning he got his business out of the way before the biggest day in cannabis culture.
Afroman, who was born Joseph Edgar Foreman in Los Angeles, California, wants to shift the ‘status quo’ and embodies ‘the American Dream,’ according to a statement released by his campaign manager, Jason Savage, in December.
The full statement, which was accompanied by a picture of Afroman dripped in gold jewellery in front of the US flag, said: “My Fellow Americans, There comes a time in the course of human events when change must be affected. That time is now. Americans are suffering, and the status quo is no longer acceptable.
“Inflation is out of control. The economy is in shambles. The housing market is staggering. Politicians are corrupt. Bad apples are allowed to remain in law enforcement, amongst our noble and brave officers.
"Medicinal plants are criminalized, while pharmaceutical companies enrich themselves on chemicals with unknown side effects. The media sows the seeds of hatred 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. They attempt to divide based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, and every other category that they can think of.
“We need a candidate that is truly elected by the people, and for the people. We need a man that can step up and lead with a firm hand. The people are starved for a Commander in Chief, that leads from a place of love and not hate. In these dark times, we need a leader that truly embodies the American dream.”
Savage’s statement continues: “My candidate IS the American Dream. Who better to lead in criminal justice reform, than a man who has travelled through the complete metamorphosis of the justice system? A man who entered juvenile hall as a tadpole, and hopped out of prison as a bullfrog, and is still the American Dream.
"The most rejected, disrespected, when he went for a job he was never selected, and is still The American Dream. The acceptable reject. The original Hungry Hustler. A representative of the blue state of California, and the red state of Mississippi. Our Cannabis Commander in Chief. Our Pot Head of State.
"Who better to hold the highest office in the land, than the highest and flyest playa in the game? He is for the black man, Mexican, even poor white, all human beings that have no rights. So put down your past, and pick up your future.
“It is my immense honor and pleasure to formally announce Afroman as an independent candidate for President of the United States of America.”