Kanye West Crowdfunding Campaign Hopes to Pay Rapper’s $53 Million Debt

“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,” the creator of the campaign writes

Someone out there feels bad enough for poor Kanye West to crowdfund his alleged $53 million debt.

“Recently, Kanye let us in on his personal struggle,” Jeremy Piatt wrote on the GoFund Me page he created. “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.”

So far, the campaign has raised $432 of the required $53 million from a total of 72 people since Piatt launched the page on Monday.

On Tuesday, Piatt added that he would “like to update everyone and let you know that I don’t want a penny from this. I would like everything to go to Kanye. Since he is such a high profile public figure, I would prefer to have GoFundMe transfer all funds to his people directly.”

West embarked on a Twitter tirade on Saturday and Sunday in which he stated he is “53 million dollars in personal debt.”

The rapper opened by explaining the meaning of the third and final title to his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” after which he tweeted, “Let’s dance in the streets. I am consumed by my purpose to help the world.”

He then buried the major news in his following tweet, when he said, “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt … Please pray we overcome … This is my true heart …”

On Sunday, he asked for Zuckerberg to “invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas.”

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