Kanye West says he owes the IRS $50 million in taxes

Jake Massey

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Kanye West says he owes the IRS $50 million in taxes

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Kanye West has claimed that he owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $50 million in taxes.

The rapper - who now goes by the name Ye - was once one of the biggest stars in the world, but he has dramatically fallen from grace.

The 45-year-old has repeatedly shared antisemitic, unsubstantiated and offensive comments, and he's subsequently been dropped left, right and centre.

Unfortunately, he's showing no sign of letting up, having just stormed off a right-wing podcast where he claimed he owed the IRS $50 million (£41.65 million) in taxes.

Watch him suddenly leave the live show here:


Speaking on Timcast IRL, West said his 'finance people' told him he was going to have to pay 'a lot of taxes'.

"I'm talking about literally finding out that they were trying to put me in prison this morning," he said.

"But I found out — OK, so they froze, they put a $75 million hold on four of my accounts.

"And then they said, you owe a lot of taxes. Took me like six hours to find out how much. A lot — was it — well, around $50 million."

He added that he was 'obviously not the most financially literate person on the planet', saying: "So now I'm having — I get to actually learn how to run a company. I get to learn how to, you know, to count, really.

"It's like I didn't even know where to put the money."

During his brief time on the podcast, Ye also touched on buying his own bank and running for president from prison, before abruptly walking off when the host questioned an antisemitic comment.

West did not stick around for long. Credit: YouTube/Timcast IRL
West did not stick around for long. Credit: YouTube/Timcast IRL

It's more of the regrettable same from Ye, who in a tweet sent on 8 October said he would soon go 'death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE' - an apparent reference to the US military readiness condition scale known as Defcon.

He added: "You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda."

He has also suggested slavery was a choice and called the Covid-19 vaccine the 'mark of the beast'.

West has been widely condemned and has faced a whole host of ramifications, including being dropped by Adidas, talent agency CAA and the Balenciaga fashion house.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact Stop Hate UK by visiting their website www.stophateuk.org

Topics: Celebrity, Kanye West, Music, Money

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