Afroman has announced that he is running for US President in 2024 and made it official this week! The rapper submitted the paperwork to the Federal Elections Commission required to run for President in the United States
While the move may come as a shock to some, he first announced he would be competing in the race in December. During a performance in Missouri, he told the crowd about his plans to take over the White House.
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The rapper Before I Got High is reportedly planning to address national marijuana legalization in his campaign. However, there are no additional details about his campaign or stances on other political issues.
The documents were filed on April 18, two days before the unofficial marijuana holiday known as 4/20, which occurs on April 20 annually.
Campaign manager asks for support for ‘our cannabis commander in chief’
Afroman campaign manager Jason Savage told the outlet that they are asking for support as “Afroman takes on this great and worthy cause as our cannabis commander in chief.”
His presidential bid comes amid a legal battle with the Ohio Police Department. Last August, the Adams County Sheriff’s Department barged into his home, guns drawn, looking for narcotics. Afroman was not at his home in Ohio at the time, but in Chicago.
After the search, Afroman shared footage of the police search on social media posts and a music video for Will You Help Me Repair My Door.
In response, seven officers involved in the raid sued the rapper in March for using their likenesses and portrayals “without the authorization of either of the plaintiffs.” They claim to have “suffered humiliation, ridicule, mental distress, disgrace and loss of reputation.”
Speaking to TMZ, campaign manager Savage highlighted the ongoing lawsuit.
“Afroman’s continued pursuit by the notoriously corrupt Adams County Sheriff’s Department underscores perfectly that this corruption of leadership has trickled down to law enforcement agencies across the country. Criminal justice reform and federal legalization of marijuana remain two of the main pillars of his campaign platform.”
So far, Afroman is the first major celebrity to make her 2024 presidential aspirations official.