Kanye West lost his status after Adidas fired him for making repeated anti-Semitic remarks, and Sean “Diddy” Combs was summarily appointed in his stead. In response, supporters raced to the crowdfunding website GoFundMe to gather money to reinstate West’s billionaire title.
According to AllHipHop, many projects have appeared on GoFundMe in the wake of the sportswear company severing relations with West. One of these pages states their objective is to “Make Kanye West a Billionaire Again.”
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Forbes reported that West’s contract with Adidas was worth $1.5 billion. Without that arrangement, the artist’s estimated current net worth is $400 million. The fundraisers, which reportedly barely made $5 before being pulled down, appear to have been deleted by GoFundMe. Fans have previously supported West, though.
West tweeted in 2016 that he owed $53 million and then requested Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, to invest $1 billion in his “ideas.” Then one man, Jeremy Piatt, started a GoFundMe campaign for the musician. The “Get Kanye Out of Debt” page has raised $57,398 of its $53,000,000 target while it is still open to the public.
— WKYT (@WKYT) February 17, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg’s assistance, which he sorely needs, “doesn’t appear to be forthcoming,” Piatt observed. Even though Kanye West is personally wealthy and able to provide for his family with houses and furs, his genuine creativity cannot be realized without our assistance.
Unfortunately, the dream did not come true, and Piatt wrote, “Mr The monies received by this GoFundMe campaign have been rejected by Kanye West’s team, and they will instead be donated to Notes for Notes, a non-profit that gives kids free access to musical instruments and instruction.
After the release of Adidas, Kanye West was escorted out of Skechers, had his music deleted from Apple Music’s Essentials playlist, and witnessed the departure of the only two known athletes from the Donda Sports agency.