Kanye West’s 2024 Presidential Campaign Received $0.00 In Donations Last Year But Paid $142,000 In Expenses
In the immortal words of
2020 Presidential Candidate Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West, as tweeted on the day of his defeat: Welp. Despite the spectacular reversal of fortune Kanye brought upon himself last year, The Little Rapper That Couldn’t is still trying to climb up to that shining city on the hill to take his seat at the table as the leader of the free world, so that he may deliver to us, as a nation, nude pictures of his ex-wife. However, according to logic and The Daily Beast, his prospects for a successful 2024 campaign are beyond grim. And please know that when I say “successful,” the bar is very low. Kanye’s campaign received not one, single, solitary cent. No need to have him show us his empty pockets. There’s nothing there; not a dollar, not a dime, not a penny. Kanye’s pants are officially penisless. Not a typo.
On Monday, Kanye’s 2024 campaign submitted a campaign finance report that showed that they received “zero donations” in 2022, but racked up $142,000 in expenses. That included paying Milo Yiannopoulous $40,000 of the $116,000 dollars he was invoiced for “campaign wrap up services” upon his departure. Damn, and I thought having kids was expensive! Remind me to never run for office (or have kids). He also paid dearly, in more ways than one, for that dinner with Milo and Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago, aka Donald Trump’s Winter Caucasian Home For The Criminally Insane. According to the DB:
The filing, which the campaign submitted on Monday to itemize its expenses over the last three months of 2022, also shows that Ye paid Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes more than $9,000 for “travel reimbursement” on the same date in November that the rapper and Fuentes dined with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, accompanied by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
Fuentes told The Daily Beast on Monday afternoon that the travel expenses were “incurred by myself and the team when I relocated to LA in November to do work for Kanye 2020,” referencing the official name of Ye’s still-unofficial 2024 operation.
Yiannopoulos also appears on the filing, receiving $40,000 for “campaign wrap up services” in mid-December, when Yeezy fired him. Milo also received about $10,000 for a “domain transfer” on the same date as the Mar-a-Lago dinner. Yiannopoulos was paid at an address in Rome, Georgia, hometown of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the firebrand conservative who employed him as an intern.
But despite racking up more than $142,000 in expenses, as well as announcing an informal 2024 bid studded with stars of the far right, Ye reported receiving zero donations in all of 2022.
Yes, Kanye’s still trying it! The new Elvis to his Nixon is “a racist YouTuber” named Sneako “who achieved internet infamy by urging pedestrians to say the N-word.” And unlike those other unscrupulous hacks, Sneako has promised to be “subservient” to his master. He is only 24, after all. I told you kids were expensive! And as long as he is OK with being paid in unsold merch, he should be sitting pretty. DB notes that none of Kanye’s “2024” branded items ever made it out the door, forcing his campaign to shell out “$230,000 in refunds this election cycle.” Unsurprisingly, “Ye also lost his new campaign treasurer, replacing him with professional treasurer Patrick Krason in December.” Patrick, how could you!? Oh, NM.
Krason’s company saw a nearly $40,000 windfall that month, the latest filing shows, including payments for travel, web services, archival video services, legal fees, and $10,000 for campaign and office supplies.
Ye also shelled out thousands in compliance fees to a company called GSF, which The Daily Beast revealed last year was connected to veteran Republican operatives. The company has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ye for financial services since he launched his 2020 bid, a campaign that turned out to be secretly run by well-connected GOP elites, The Daily Beast previously reported.
Even with an entire fleet of GOP-backed political operatives at his disposal, Kanye’s 2020 campaign ended costing him The Presidency, which apparently, costs more than his paltry $13.2 million bid. And judging by the price of *checks notes* everything these days, Ye’s got quite an uphill battle yet to climb. And still, many questions surrounding Ye2024 remain unanswered.
Now If i fuck this T Shirt and I just bleached my asshole , and she get bleach on her asshole, Ima feel like a model #Ye2024
— SYM CHANGE (@SymChange) January 28, 2023
I can’t believe Sneako hasn’t finished pre-fucking the shirts yet! That #Ye2024 merch is never gonna ship in time for the primaries.
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