*2 Chainz is turning his attention toward politics.
The rapper, who recently debated TV host Nancy Grace on the legalization of marijuana, has stated that he is interested in running for mayor of College Park, Georgia, his hometown.
“I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year. [I’m] waiting to see if I meet all of the qualifications!” the “Mercy” rapper told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.
He first made mention of his political intentions in an interview with XXLMag.com. “I’m supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing,” he told the site.
2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, made good grades as a student at Alabama State University, which he attended on a basketball scholarship.
But the 37-year-old also has a rap sheet containing a few arrests for narcotics possession. His quest for mayoral supremacy would pit him against Jack Longino, who has served as College Park’s mayor since 1996.
Earlier this month, 2 Chainz announced the creation of his own record label, The Real University (aka The Real U, aka T.R.U.), which he plans to use as a platform for rising talent.