Kanye West considering legally changing name to 'Christian Genius Billionaire'

Fri 08 Nov 2019
By Marcus Jones

Music artist Kanye West has suggested he wants to change his name for 12 months.

Speaking at an event in New York he claimed he would want people to refer to him as 'Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West'.


Addressing delegates at the Fast Company Innovation festival on Thursday, he said too many people want to downplay his financial success: "Martin Luther King didn't get killed because he had a dream; he had something else he was going to talk about."

"He talked about black empowerment, economic empowerment. When I did Forbes, I showed them a $890 million (£768m) receipt and they still didn't say 'billionaire'.

"They don't want us to know that we can buy land; they don't want us to have the 100 per cent ownership I have at Yeezy (his shoe company)."

West, who last month released his first gospel album Jesus is King, also spoke about wanting to run for President in 2024.

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