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2 Chainz, Pot-Smoking Rapper, May Run for Mayor of Georgia Town

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By    |   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 02:34 PM

Rapper 2 Chainz is considering a run for mayor in his hometown of College Park, Georgia, the “Mercy” star told XXL Magazine just two weeks after going head-to-head with Nancy Grace in a debate over the legalization of marijuana.

The appearance on Grace’s show brought 2 Chainz a lot of press and support, and many declared him the debate winner after he argued in favor of legalizing the drug. 

But now, 2 Chainz may be looking to turn that support into a base for his political aspirations.

“I’m supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing," he told XXL. "I’m really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park. I’m just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications.”

The Daily Beast, though, reported that the rapper doesn’t actually live in the Atlanta suburb, which would present a problem if he truly wanted to run.

College Park’s current mayor, Jack Longino, told The Beast that 2 Chainz votes in Palmetto, a town nearby, which means he doesn’t meet the requirements to run in College Park.

Longino, who has held the mayoral office for 20 years, didn’t seem “concerned about the potential political threat,” the website wrote. He also said he wasn’t familiar with 2 Chainz or

“I didn’t know who he was, but I’m not a big rapper,” Longino said. “I’m a country-western guy. I don’t listen to the rap.”

A lot of people who aren’t rap fans may have learned who 2 Chainz was after his Grace interview. Many showed their support of both his position and the way he debated the issue.




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Rapper 2 Chainz is considering a run for mayor in his hometown of College Park, Georgia, the “Mercy” star told XXL Magazine just two weeks after going head-to-head with Nancy Grace in a debate over the legalization of marijuana.
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