COLLEGE PARK, Ga., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Rapper 2 Chainz is eyeing the political arena, saying he is planning to make a bid for mayor of his hometown, College Park, Ga.
He told XXLMag.com he was considering a run after receiving much support.
"I'm a musician, not a politician," he said. "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."
When he spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday, he seemed more definite in his decision.
"I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year. [I'm] waiting to see if I meet all of the qualifications," 2 Chainz told the paper.
Current Mayor Jack Longino, who has been in the office for 20 years, said he is not worried about the competition.
If 2 Chainz "actually lives in College Park and wants to run and signs up, we'll let the people decide," he told the Daily Beast.