Yesterday on 4/20, “the best day of the year,” rapper Waka Flocka Flame announced his candidacy for the president of the United States. **Confetti cannons shoot pounds of shake into the air.**
Rolling Stone has released the video of Candidate Flame throwing is name into the 2016 presidential race and addressing some hot button issues, along with the main platform on which he is running: to legalize marijuana.
After rolling a blunt of Presidential Kush and answering a phone call with “I don’t give a damn if we’re going to war! F— you, bitches! (That’s the shit the president do),” Waka Flocka shares his stance on the major current political issues in our country.
“A blunt a day will take the pain away,” he says of the legalization of marijuana. “You wake up, hit a blunt, and go to work — shit gonna be ok. You look around, things ain’t looking good, you roll a blunt — shit gonna be ok. Schoolwork getting too hard — don’t touch the blunt. Think about it. Wait until you’re old enough.”
As far as his first order of business: “First thing I would f—ing stop as president is dogs coming in restaurants. I don’t wanna see no f—ing animal in the restaurant ever again.”
On education, Waka Flocka says kids should be taught more “reality skills” or trades in school, which actually isn’t a very bad idea when you look at the rate of college graduates who are unemployed or working underpaid jobs out of their field of study.
“And they gotta learn my lyrics before they get out of school or else they f—ing fail and they gotta start from third grade all they way over again until twelfth.”
You almost had me there.
He also addresses minimum wage, saying all fast food restaurant employees should be making at least $15 per hour — a concept surprisingly relevant given the protests that have made headlines lately.
“Since In N Out Burger is doing it,” he says. “Great fuckin’ idea, In N Out Burger.”
Overall, the video is definitely entertaining, and in spite the fact that he is 28 years old and any presidential candidate must be at least 35, Waka Flocka Flame has some surprisingly interesting observations that actually make sense — even if you don’t necessarily agree with them (or understand how he got there).
He calls his chosen vice president, DJ Whoo Kid, at the end of the video to ask what will be the one thing they change in the world if they get elected.
“There’s gonna be unlimited weed smoking,” replies the vice presidential candidate.