2 Chainz Might Run for Mayor of College Park, Georgia: Rapper Gets Political

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2 Chainz says he wants to run for mayor of College Park, Georgia. Prince Williams/FilmMagic

Rapper 2 Chainz may soon have one city under his purview. The "Feds Watching" performer, 37, is weighing a possible mayoral run. 

Born Tauheed Epps, 2 Chainz first teased his political dreams earlier this year, when he told XXL Magazine, "I'm supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing."

"I'm really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park," he continued of his political future in his hometown of College Park, Ga. "I'm just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications."

Formerly known as Tity Boi, the Grammy-nominated rapper maintained his desire to become the mayor in a second interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution this week.

"I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year," he told the newspaper on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

If 2 Chainz does pursue his mayoral dreams, he will likely be up against Jack Longino, the current mayor who has been in the position for almost 20 years.

"[If 2 Chainz] actually lives in College Park and wants to run and signs up, we'll let the people decide," Longino told the Daily Beast, adding of 2 Chainz: "I didn’t know who he was, but I'm not a big rapper. I'm a country-western guy. I don't listen to the rap."

The rapper is getting early support from the people, as he took to Twitter this week to retweet messages from those who want him to run. 

"Definitely moving to College Park so I'll be eligible to vote @2chainz in for mayor," one tweet read. 

The Playaz Circle alum has made his political views heard in recent weeks, appearing on Nancy Grace earlier this month to speak on marijuana legalization. 2 Chainz got into a heated debate with the controversial talk show host, arguing that he believes weed should be decriminalized. 

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