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2015-01-30 18:00

Los Angeles - 2 Chainz wants to run for mayor.

The rapper who has collaborated with artists including Jessie J and Kanye West revealed he is hoping to embark on a political career because he feels so strongly about the legalisation of marijuana and was riled up by a recent debate on the issue with television personality Nancy Grace.

He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper: "I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year."

The 37-year-old musician suggested he was considering the role earlier this week when he confessed his fans had been urging for him to run for the position in his hometown of College Park in Georgia in the next mayoral election on 3 November.

Although the Birthday Song rapper whose real name is Tauheed Epps acknowledged he isn't a politician, he said he is hoping to gain the relevant training in order to successfully undertake the role for the good of his community.

He told XXL magazine: "I'm a musician, not a politician.

"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. I'm just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications."

Despite his determination, 2 Chainz will face tough competition for the position as he would be challenging Jack Longino, who has been the area's mayor since 1996.

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