DMC Puts to Rest That He is NOT Running for President After Comment Taken Out of Context

DMC Puts to Rest That He is NOT Running for President After Comment Taken Out of Context

There were news reports that a prominent rapper was throwing his hat in the ring to run for the office of the president of the United States of America. DMC of the legendary hip-hop group, Run-DMC was allegedly running for president after making a statement at a Major League Soccer game over the weekend. But, it isn’t so!

According to AllHipHop, the famed rapper from Queens, NY is NOT running for the Oval Office this year or ever.

This past Sunday, OutKick reported that the “King of Rock” would be placing a bid to become the next president of the United States. At an appearance at Red Bull Arena in New York City for the debut of popular soccer player, Lionel Messi’s Major League Soccer debut, DMC spoke to the media outlet.

“The whole beauty of everything that’s going on, Messi being here, soccer, MLS, everything that’s going on, this is what the world is all about. We see so much division, but if we go to a soccer game or concert or museum, where the sports and art is, it’s a true representation of how great this world is. Not can be, is.”

And then he dropped this line.

“And I am running for President starting today, because in a beautiful place like this… what better place to announce it?” DMC stated. “But it’s all about togetherness and people coming together.”

Was he joking? Was this a serious statement?

AllHipHop spoke exclusively to the performer and he clarified that there is no political aspirations for him.

“That’s so funny! DMC says as he laughs. “That’s why media today is a joke. They just run with anything before even confirming it. I would never run for president. I get more done as a representative of all people. The point I was trying to make is the arts succeed where politics and religion fails.

“The real world is when people who are from different races and cultures can come together at concerts, museums, plays, sporting events, restaurants and comic cons. This shows the unique diverse but universally connected world we live in. Politics and religion are used divisively, but events with art and performance bring us together.”

This man may be a bit busy celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. He and his partner, Run, performed at LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells concert in Queens before reconnecting at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx a week later.  Those two shows were billed as the last time the two will be performing together. They did so for the celebration of hip-hop after declaring after their DJ, Jam Master Jay was killed in 2002, that they will never perform as Run-DMC again.

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