Kanye West’s money problems lead to GoFundMe page

Get Kanye out of Debt (Photo Credit: GoFundMe @Get Kanye Out of Debt)
Get Kanye out of Debt (Photo Credit: GoFundMe @Get Kanye Out of Debt)

Apparently, there is a growing wave of support for musician Kanye West and his financial problems. Kanye recently revealed that he is $53 million in debt over his failed investments that included a clothing line. He even reached out to Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg with a series of tweets asking for a loan of $1 billion. Kanye sounds desperate, as tweeted the following:
-“Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw…”
-“World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me…”
-“you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country…”
-“if you want to help… help me…”

One concerned fan has started a GoFundMe account. Jeremy Piatt has created “Get Kanye out of Debt” and has a stated fundraising goal of $53 million. Platt claims, “I’m trying to help out the greatest living artist of our time while he’s in need.”

The campaign has been up two days and has already raised $3,251 from over 300 donors.

Some of the posts on the GoFundMe page are racist and ugly:
-“You’re a Dumbass n-word: What a shock, a n-word asking for money. Never seen this one before lol. I hope you raise enough money to buy yourself and all the n-word loving Kardashians a boat ride back to Africa.”
-Please use this money to move out of this country. You are what’s wrong with society. You are not talented or special. Go away you absolute horror of a human being. It’s worth $25 for you to just go away”

There is no word yet on whether Kanye will accept the money that has been donated. According to Platt, only Kanye West or his legal team has access to withdraw the donations, per an agreement with GoFundMe.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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