Fan starts GoFundMe for singer Kanye West, who says he is $53 million in debt KANYE WEST
Heard about Kanye West’s financial struggles recently?
You might have seen them mentioned on Twitter, where the artist has posted a series of incoherent ramblings over the past few weeks.
West tweeted to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Valentine’s Day, asking him to invest $1 billion into “Kanye West ideas.” He asked him again the next day, requesting Zuckerberg call him.
West later claimed to be $53 million in debt, saying he was in a place “that so many artists end up.”
It is unclear whether West is truly in debt, or if the Tweets are a publicity stunt for his new album “The Life of Pablo,” but at least one fan is eager to help.
Jeremy Piatt, of Minneapolis according to his Twitter, started an ambitious GoFundMe campaign to “Get Kanye Out of Debt.”
Piatt, whose campaign aims to raise $53 million, wrote to supporters that they “must open our hearts and wallets for Kanye today. Sure he is personally rich and can buy furs and houses for his family, but without our help, the true genius of Kanye West can’t be realized.”
He went on to say that “great artists need to be supported financially to achieve their full potential,” and asked fellow fans to be “the Medici family to Kanye.”
So far, Piatt’s campaign has raised just over $400 dollars… and several eyebrows. Commenters encouraged Piatt to donate the money he raises to a more worthy cause, with many questioning the sincerity of the campaign.