Kanye West donates $126K to Chicago mayoral candidate after claiming he's "distancing" himself from politics.
After the past six months, it's pretty clear that Kanye West isn't fit to run for president or even enter politics for that matter. The rapper announced this week that he'll be "distancing" himself from politics after Candace Owens used the rapper's name to push her "Blexit" movement. However, that might not be the case. According to NBC Chicago, Kanye West donated $126,460 to Chicago Mayoral candidate Amara Enyia's campaign.
It's been less than 48 hours since Kanye said that he'll be distancing himself from politics, but that didn't stop him from contributing six figures to Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia's campaign. This marks the second donation 'Ye has made within the past two weeks. Yeezy previously donated $73,540 to Friends of Amara Enyia which was the exact amount she needed to pay off fines from a previously mayoral bid.
'Ye's support for the Chicago mayoral candidate came shortly after Chance The Rapper held a press conference at Chicago's City Hall to publicly endorse Amara Enyia while shutting down rumors that he was going to run for mayor.
"I would like to say very narcissistically if I back you, you have a chance, absolutely," he said. "I want to work with somebody that's about change...the one person, in my research, of this wide-open race that views align with me would obviously be candidate Amara Enyia."