Disgraced rapper Kanye West is yet to receive a single donation for his presidential campaign with the election scheduled for next year.
Ye first ran in 2020, however, he only received 60,000 votes out of an estimated total of 160 million. Despite his poor showing last time, the musician hasn’t been put off by the idea of running again. West officially launched his bid for ‘Ye24’ in November through social media. According to a new report by The Daily Beast, he has spent $142,000 in expenses in the last three months of 2022 and is yet to receive any donations.
The campaign filing states West’s political committee paid Nick Fuentes, who is a right-wing online personality. Fuentes has been called a “white supremacist” by the U.S. Justice Department, and West’s team paid him $9,026.46 and $5,693.41 in travel reimbursements.
When he announced his campaign, West shared a video on his Twitter account and said: “The thing that Trump was most perturbed about [is] me asking him to be my vice-president. I think that was, like, lower on the list of things that caught him off-guard.” Later in the video, he added, “It was the fact that I walked in with intelligence.”
Meanwhile, last month, his former lawyers Greenberg Traurig took out a newspaper advertisement in Los Angeles to state they would no longer work with the rapper following his antisemitism. The article said: “Publication of the Withdrawal Order’s contents in two Los Angeles-area newspapers, where Ye appears to reside, will also apprise him of the Withdrawal Order.”
It continude: “Given Ye’s public status, publication of the Withdrawal Order will likely garner significant media attention, resulting in broader publication and provide an even greater likelihood of apprising Ye of the Order.”
Considering recent events, it would be wise for West to cut his losses and leave his dreams of the Oval Office behind. However, whether Ye will accept the obvious outcome is another question.