This presidential hopeful wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 to help fast food workers in their “fight for 15.” He wants to ban animals from restaurants and legalize marijuana. Yes, Waka Flocka Flame is running for president, and he means business. In case you’re feeling out of the loop, no, this isn’t a new Muppets character. Waka Flocka Flame (whose given name is Juaquin James Malphurs) is a rapper, and he has vowed to run for president in 2016. He even recently hit the streets to collect 5,000 signatures to get his name on the ballot.
We would pay some serious cash to see Flame go head to head against Jeb Bush in a presidential debate. Alas, Mr. Flame cannot actually run for president, no matter how many signatures he gets or sick beats he drops, because he’s too young. Waka Flocka Flame is 28 years old, and you have to be at least 35 to run for president. Bummer.
But if he were to run for president, here are some major components of the grills-wearing rapper’s platform:
"First thing I would f---in’ stop as president is dogs coming in restaurants. I don’t want to see no f---in’ animal in the restaurant ever again,” Flame eloquently states in a campaign video published on Rolling Stone. He later builds on this point, adding, “I'm gonna raise minimum wage. I feel like all fast food restaurants should pay $15 an hour, since In-N-Out burger is doing it. Great f----in’ idea, In-N-Out burger."