That GoFundMe to help Kanye West rise up out of his money problems may have backfired. According to TMZ, Kanye isn’t planning to take a single penny from the account. Apparently, Kanye only takes donations upon which the scent of Mark Zuckerberg’s cologne still lingers.
Since GoFundMe isn’t going to let campaign founder Jeremy Piatt keep the money for himself, it looks like the $7,270 raised toward the $53 million goal will have to head back to all those donors.
A quick look through the donors reveals all sorts of reasons that people are giving to Kanye. There’s people who genuinely want Kanye West to continue his artistic endeavors, people essentially paying to advertise their own GoFundMe pages on a campaign that’s gone viral and at least one benefactor who gave $100 so Kanye would “come back to Christ.” We’re going to go ahead and assume that last person hasn’t heard the album, particularly “Ultralight Beam.”
None of them mention being Kanye West’s Medici family, the reasoning that the campaign founder gave for the crowdsourcing effort. Check out a bit of his impassioned screed below:
“As Kanye West has told us time and time again he is the ‘greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time’. Great artists need to be supported financially to achieve their full potential.
To quote Mr. West, ‘I am Warhol. I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney. Nike. Google. Now who’s gonna be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more!'”
We’re sure Kanye West can find other ways to raise money. Maybe starting a school in the “country” of Africa?