Kanye West has had a GoFundMe page set up by loyal fans as they hope to restore the rapper’s billionaire status.
The ‘Gold Digger’ artist had the illustrious title stripped away from him after Adidas cut ties with him.
It was a partnership that made the rapper around $4 billion to $5 billion a year, according to Forbes.
West, also known as ‘Ye’, came under fire after he made a number of controversial and antisemitic remarks.
Along with Adidas, the ‘Stronger’ rapper also lost a bunch of endorsement deals including ones with GAP, Balenciaga and Foot Locker, reports The Wrap.
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A statement released by Adidas said: “Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech.
“Ye’s recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful, and dangerous, and they violate the company’s values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect, and fairness.”
The rapper’s net worth has reportedly dropped from $2 billion (£1.3 billion) to $400 million (£348 million) after Adidas recently disassociated with him.
In response to losing money, West issued a statement on his Instagram page, reading: “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.”
Emanuel, who is the CEO of the media company Endeavour, wrote an opinion piece for the Financial Times in October, in which he said West’s mental health battle does not excuse his recent comments.
West has also been dropped by his longtime talent agency CAA Agency and an upcoming documentary about him has also been scrapped, reports Vanity.
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Amid this, West’s non-accredited private school in California, Donda Academy, announced that it would be closing with immediate effect.
Now devoted fans of the West have started setting GoFundMe pages to help get the rapper back on track to billionaire status.
However, one specific fundraiser was removed by the site after earning just five dollars, reports AllHipHop.com.
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Other accounts have been set up, seemingly mocking West’s fans as they state ‘Make me a billionaire instead of Kanye West’.
This is not the first time that those who admire the rapper have set up funding pages to help him.
Back in 2016, over $50,000 was raised to help Ye get out of debt.
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However, he declined the funds at the time and the money was instead donated to the music charity Notes for Notes.
West has tried to get back into the fashion industry since he lost his endorsements.
He reportedly showed up at the shoe brand Sketchers headquarters unannounced. However, he was turned away by the company.
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