Fans raise funds to support Kanye West
Fans raised funds to help Kanye West become a billionaire again when the rapper had a financial crisis, but the campaign was canceled.
According to Pagesix on November 1, after Adidas ended its partnership with West, his supporters launched a GoFundMe page titled “Make Kanye West a billionaire again”, aiming to raise funds once again. billion USD.
The page was removed after receiving only 5 USD. However, some other activities in support of West continued.
The fundraising page no longer exists. Photo: New York Post
The campaign was widely criticized and ridiculed. Some readers commented on the New York Post : “Anyone who donated to West needs to be mentally examined”, “To me, it’s unthinkable but if they could somehow donate 1 billion USD, money should not be given to Kanye. People can donate money to more useful activities and needy subjects such as women, children and animals.”
It’s not the first time fans have organized a fundraiser to help West. In 2016, after West said he owed $53 million, a fan created a GoFundMe page with the goal of donating the rapper the corresponding amount. The campaign earned more than $57,000, but West refused to accept the money. Instead, the money went to Notes for Notes – the music charity.
Adidas, Balenciaga, Vogue and Gap cut ties with West after his comments about Jews. On October 25, Forbes removed Kanye West from the list of billionaires after he was stopped working with Adidas. On October 27, West said he lost about $2 billion in one day.
Adidas representative said: “The company does not tolerate anti-Semitism and any other inflammatory and hateful speech. Ye’s recent comments and actions are unacceptable. They represent hateful and dangerous, violating the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, respect and fairness.”
According to sources close to Pagesix , Kanye West may face a financial crisis in the next few months. They estimate he has more than $100 million in his bank account, which may only be enough to last a few months because of his lavish lifestyle. Four of West’s five main sources of income have been completely stopped or severely damaged. In recent years, the rapper has made money from contracts with Adidas, Gap, concerts, publications and music copyrights.
Kanye West says he won’t apologize for his comments about Jews. Photo: Keith Griner – MEGA
West received a wave of boycotts from many colleagues and partners after a series of confusing actions. In mid-October, Kanye West suddenly posted a controversial status saying he wanted the military to be always ready to deal with and attack Jews.
At Paris fashion week in early October, the rapper introduced a shirt with the words “White Lives Matter” printed on it. The clothes were seen as mocking Black Lives Matter, a movement against racism and police brutality against black people in the US.
The rapper also caused controversy when he wrongly commented on the death of black man George Floyd . In a recent episode of the Drink Champs podcast , Kanye West said Floyd’s death was caused by a fentanyl overdose and not by Chauvin – who was convicted of killing Floyd – using force. With this statement, the rapper is facing a $250 million lawsuit filed by George Floyd’s family.
Kanye West was born in 1977 in Atlanta, USA. He started singing in 1996 and became one of the most successful artists of the 21st century, selling more than 140 million records. In 2015, he founded the fashion brand Yeezy, focusing on streetwear. Bloomberg estimates West’s net worth was about $6.6 billion after signing a contract with Gap . However, according to Forbes , that number is only about 2 billion USD.