Kanye West joked at an occasion this week that he’s contemplating altering his identify to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West.”
The Chicago rapper, who gave the impression to be talking in jest, made the wacky announcement whereas complaining that Forbes Journal didn’t listing him as a billionaire — regardless of his shoe firm’s gross sales exceeding that quantity.
“I confirmed them a $890 million receipt, and so they nonetheless didn’t say ‘billionaire’,” West stated in the course of the dialogue on the Quick Firm Innovation Pageant on Thursday.
“When individuals say it’s crass to name your self a billionaire, I say I’d legally change my identify to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a 12 months till y’all perceive precisely what it’s,” he added.
Throughout the occasion, West and shoe designer Steven Smith debuted a brand new design of the wildly common “Yeezys,” sneakers they stated are made out of biodegradable materials and don’t function laces.
“All of the proof says this man didn’t do it, and he’s speculated to be executed in 30 days, and all of the celeb blacks will tweet about it. However the query is, will they cease enjoying basketball for every week to ensure this harmless man will get out?” West stated on the occasion.