A Kanye West fan created a GoFundMe page to help the artist recover that billionaire status. But dozens of others have responded Creating their own crowdfunding pages to become billionaires instead of controversial stars.
Dozens of pages have been created in the past week that can be found with a search “Billionaire Kanye” on the American crowdfunding platform for profit. It all started with the title of a GoFundMe page “Make Kanye West a billionaire again”was placed to solicit donations to help the 45-year-old star regain billionaire status after Forbes put his net worth at $400 million after losing partnerships with Adidas and Gap.
The page was removed along with a few similar ones, presumably due to violations of the site’s terms of service, but reportedly They didn’t raise too much money before they ran out. GoFundMe enables people to raise money for events hosted by cCelebrations and graduation ceremonies to challenging circumstances such as accidents and illnesses.
This comes days after Ye claimed that lost $2 billion in a single day, as companies continued to cut ties with the rapper following his anti-Semitic comments. The rapper was embarrassingly escorted out of Skechers headquarters on Wednesday after showing up unannounced to launch his Yeezy brand, a day after Adidas dropped him.
Skechers officials said in a statement: “Given that Ye was involved in unauthorized filming, two Skechers executives escorted him and his group out of the building after a brief chat. Skechers is considering and has no intention of working with West. We condemn your recent divisive statements and have no tolerance for anti-Semitism or any other form of hate speech. The company would like to reiterate that West showed up unannounced and uninvited at the Skechers offices.”
The rapper’s removal from the shoe brand’s office comes just hours after Adidas announced it would no longer sell Yeezy products. According to analysts, management said it will start selling the items under its own brand in early 2023.
Footwear retailer Foot Locker said it “will not support future drops of Yeezy products and we have directed our retail operators to remove all existing products from our shelves and digital sites.”
The cancellation of the Adidas deal pushed Ye out of the ranks of billionaires, according to wealth tracker Forbes. Ye is now worth a comparatively paltry $400 million, which Forbes estimates comes from real estate, cash, his music catalog and a 5% stake in Skims, his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s shapewear company.
But as companies around the world break deals with Ye, streaming music service Spotify said it would not remove the rapper’s music unless requested by his label. (AND)