Tauheed Epps, well-known as the rapper 2 Chainz, is not only a native of the Georgia city, but he’s expressed his desire to run to be its mayor.
“I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year,” the “We Own It” rapper told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday.
It’s not the first time 2 Chainz has expressed his political aspirations.
“I got everybody wishing,” he previously told XXL magazine about becoming mayor of his hometown.
“I’m really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park,” he added. “I’m just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications.”
While it’s unclear whether he meets the qualifications to run for mayor and his political views outside of the intention to run haven’t been stated, 2 Chainz did get into a heated debate over marijuana legalization during a recent interview with HLN host, Nancy Grace.
“I feel like everybody should basically take care of their own … it’s about governing your own household, taking care of your own property, it’s about having some kind of structure,” he told Grace after she attacked him for his weed habit.
College Park’s current mayor, Jack Longino — who has held the position for nearly 20 years — doesn’t seem fazed by the prospect of the “I’m Different” rapper running against him.
“(If 2 Chainz) actually lives in College Park and wants to run and signs up, we’ll let the people decide,” he told The Daily Beast.
“I didn’t know who he was, but I’m not a big rapper,” Longino added of his potential opponent, whose former stage name is T--y Boi. “I’m a country-western guy. I don’t listen to rap.”
Still, 2 Chainz has a huge fan following that are already showing their support of him should he actually run in the mayoral race.
“I’m probably gonna have to move from Canada to college park if they let @2chainz become mayor,” one fan wrote, the rapper retweeted.
“I tried to tell you that they don’t make them like me no more,” he later tweeted on Wednesday.