Kanye West’s 2024 bid to become US President received absolutely zero donations last year

Charisa Bossinakis

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Kanye West’s 2024 bid to become US President received absolutely zero donations last year

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Kanye West’s 2024 presidential campaign received absolutely zero donations last year.

Ye’s financial woes are about to get a whole lot worse.

The Daily Beast reported that his latest financial campaign report reveals the rapper is spending a lot of money out of his own pocket because it turns out people don't want to support an Adolf Hitler sympathizer.

According to the report, he received zero donations in the last three months of the year despite racking more than USD $142,000 (AUD $201,327) in costs on the campaign trail.

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Credit: Credit: Ron Sachs/CNP /MediaPunch/Alamy

The artist paid controversial British commentator Milo Yiannopoulos up to USD $40,000 AUD ($567,291), who served as his campaign manager last year.

However, just a couple of weeks after accepting the position, the Brit decided to step away from Ye's campaign.

On December 5, 2022, Yiannopoulos wrote on Telegram: “Ye and I have come to the mutual conclusion that I should step away from his political team.

"Ye is a genius whom I have come to love and respect.

"We remain friends. I will continue to pray for Ye and all his endeavors.”

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Credit: Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

In November last year, a video posted by the Twitter account Patriot Takes revealed that West would run for president.

In the footage, when directly asked if he would run, the rapper bluntly answers: “Yes.”

He still needs to submit documents to the FEC to be officially considered to be running for the White House.

The rapper also proceeded to lay out some of his political philosophies, claiming everyone needed to 'update together'.

He said: "It's gonna take us a while to update, right? But this is the update, we are the update.

"As a species, we need to update together. Everything's been so divisive; think about when they say diversity, people look at that like it's a good thing, but we're the United States of America."

"We're a universe, we're a university, we're a republic."

After a few days after his announcement, West met with former President Donald Trump, political advisor Karen Giorno and controversial commentator Nick Fuentes, a known white supremacist and Holocaust denier, at Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago estate, as per CNN.

The White House spoke out against West and Fuentes’ visit to Mar-a-Lago.

In a statement to the outlet, White House spokesman Andrew Bates said: “Bigotry, hate, and antisemitism have absolutely no place in America - including at Mar-A-Lago.

"Holocaust denial is repugnant and dangerous, and it must be forcefully condemned.”

Topics: Celebrity, News, Politics, Kanye West

Charisa Bossinakis
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