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    2 Chainz Wants To Run For Mayor Of Georgia City

    The mayor of College Park, Georgia, may be facing some fierce competition.

    2 Chainz has conquered the rap scene and cable news and now he has set his sights on politics.

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    The rapper is considering running for mayor of his hometown of College Park, Georgia, his spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

    "I'm supposed to be running for mayor in College Park," 2 Chainz said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News. "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."

    The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, is looking into it to see if he qualifies to run in the mayoral election later this year, his spokesperson said.

    He would take on incumbent Mayor Jack Longino, who has been in office since 1996.

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    Longino is a third-generation mayor of College Park.

    Longino said he is not overly concerned about the challenge from 2 Chainz.

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    “I didn’t know who he was, but I’m not a big rapper,” Longino told The Daily Beast. “I’m a country-western guy. I don’t listen to the rap.”

    Longino said he is not sure if 2 Chainz is even eligible to run because he doesn’t think he lives in College Park. He did not respond to an emailed request for comment from BuzzFeed News.

    Voting records show 2 Chainz is registered to vote in Palmetto, Georgia, not College Park.

    However, many on Twitter said they would support 2 Chainz's candidacy.

    Brah if 2chainz get elected mayor of College Park im down there! OMM

    Sapo@ShaunBMNFollow

    Brah if 2chainz get elected mayor of College Park im down there! OMM

    11:14 AM - 28 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Just want to go on the record that I stand for Mayor @2chainz #Change

    Laura Rae@Laura_Monst3rFollow

    Just want to go on the record that I stand for Mayor @2chainz

    #Change

    11:18 AM - 28 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2 Chainz has experience in political debates. He sparred with HLN’s Nancy Grace about marijuana legalization earlier this month.

    View this video on YouTube

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    Look out, Mayor Longino.