Despite his rampant anti-semitism, dedicated Kanye West fans have hatched a plan to help the controversial rapper fund his bank account after Ye said he “lost $2 billion in one day” on Instagram.
Over the past few weeks, the rapper has created a firestorm with his barrage of anti-Semitic rants, prompting major corporations to cut ties with him.
Last week, Forbes reported that the fashion designer is no longer on his billionaire list and has an estimated new net worth of $400 million.
Despite his controversies and hate speech, many of his fans flocked to GoFundMe in an effort to help the rapper maintain his billionaire status.
In fact, several campaigns have appeared on the crowdfunding site, according to AllHipHop, including a page declaring their goal to “make Kanye West a billionaire again.”
GoFundMe appears to have removed fundraising attempts upon publication, with reports that it only earned $5 before being taken down.
In October, West claimed on Instagram that fellow rapper Diddy was controlled by “the Jews”, causing the social media platform to temporarily suspend his account.
West then took to Twitter claiming he was going to do “death con 3” on Jews, according to BuzzFeed News.
“Funny thing is, I can’t be anti-Semitic because black people are actually Jewish too. You played with me and tried to test anyone who opposes your agenda,” West wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Following public pressure, GAP, Adidas and luxury fashion house Balenciaga canceled all deals with the “Heartless” rapper. He was also dropped by major talent agency CAA following his hateful outburst.
Variety also reported that studio executives MRC announced in an internal memo that a completed documentary about West would be shelved due to his recent remarks.
The memo reportedly read:
This morning, after discussions with our filmmakers and distribution partners, we have made the decision not to proceed with any distribution for our recently completed documentary on Kanye West. We cannot support any content that amplifies its platform.
Kanye is a music producer and sampler. Last week he sampled and remixed a classic track that has gone down in history for over 3,000 years – the lie that Jews are evil and conspire to control the world for their own gain.