Aside from Death Grips fans, Kanye fans have got to be the most patient and understanding in the world. The world stood still as he delayed his latest album, The Life of Pablo, yet another day to add more tracks, with many fans still waiting for their copies after he claimed that it would “never be for sale”, and only available on streaming service TIDAL. But now, Kanye has clogged world news again with his admission of a $53 million debt via Twitter, and it seems that some of his fans are trying desperately to help.
I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we overcome… This is my true heart…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Though he’s publicly appealed to Facebook creator Mark Zuckerburg for a billion dollar investment in his ideas, one fan out of Minneapolis in the US has taken it upon themselves to help ‘Ye – creating a GoFundMe page with a 53 million target. Jeremy Piatt, the page’s creator, puts a pretty good argument forward, unless you’re not as big a Kanye fan as him.
“Kanye West, prolific entertainer/fashion icon/celebrity/member of the Kardashian family needs our help! Recently, Kanye let us in on his personal struggle. He is 53 million dollars in debt and it doesn’t look like he’s going to get Mark Zuckerberg’s help that he desperately needs. We 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. As Kanye West has told us time and time again he is the “greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time”. Great artists need to be supported financially to achieve their full potential. To quote Mr. West, “I am Warhol. I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney. Nike. Google. Now who’s gonna be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more!””
At the time of the writing of this article, $279 has been raised by 45 people in one day. It’s interesting to think about the sort of people might be donating to the cause – whether they know that they’ll get their cash back, or if they’re mega dedicated to Yeezus and his wellbeing. Far outweighing the appreciation though are the pages and pages of negative comments about Ye. Whether it’s a joke or not, the GoFundMe page is the embodiment of both sides of the Kanye fan-spectrum. Until we get some more clarification on his money woes, this seems to be as good a way as any for Mr. West to make his cash back.
And think about it, are there 53 million Kanye fans in the world, each willing to give a dollar? Maybe his loving wife can help?