The launching of a GoFundMe for Kanye West comes after his net wealth reportedly plummeted to $400million (£348million) after Adidas recently cut ties with him.
Many Kanye West fans have started GoFundMe pages to help revive the rapper’s billionaire status.
The rapper has recently seen several significant partnerships slip due to his antisemitic comments, including fashion deals with Adidas and Balenciaga.
Several West’s fans have now taken to GoFundMe to help restore his status as a billionaire. At the time of writing the appeal had raised $57, 398.
As AllHipHop reports, several campaigns have been launched, including “Make Kanye West a billionaire again” to raise $ 1 billion (£867million).
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Last week, West’s net worth reportedly plummeted from $ 2 billion (£1.3billion) to $400million (£348million) after Adidas cut ties with him.
“Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech,” the company said. “Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful, and dangerous, violating the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect, and fairness.”
In response, Ye posted to Instagram: “Ari Emanuel. I lost 2 billion dollars in one day. And I’m still alive. This is love speech. I still love you. God still loves you. The money is not who I am. The people is who I am.”
The rapper’s message came days after Emanuel, who is the CEO of media company Endeavor, urged in a Financial Times article for companies to stop doing business with the rapper.
West also posted a meme that read, “Ye has reportedly cut ties with Kanye West”, a nod to the numerous corporate partnerships he has lost.
It followed TJ Maxx and Foot Locker also cutting ties with West – and Skechers refusing to engage him in potentially establishing them.
Entertainment figures, including Jack Antonoff, John Legend and David Schwimmer, West’s remarks have been widely criticised, while Nick Cave described the rapper’s antisemitism as “deeply disappointing” last week.
West recently addressed his comments on George Floyd’s death while defending his recent displays of antisemitism.
Last weekend West was the subject of a Saturday Night Live skit, which aimed at his failed attempt to strike a deal with Skechers.