Kanye West donates $73,500 to Chicago’s wannabe Mayor
Kanye West donated more than $70,000 to Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia to help her pay off her 2015 campaign. A week after Chance the Rapper endorsed the advocate at a press conference in the city, Kanye is officially backing her to replace Rahm Emanuel.
According to the Illinois State Board of Elections, Kanye contributed the cash on Monday (Oct.22) to the Friends of Amara Enyia committee.
“The Amara Enyia campaign thanks Chicago native, Kanye West, for his generous action,” a statement to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper reads. “Amara’s campaign is energising people around the city with bold ideas and solutions that move Chicago forward. We are excited to engage people of all walks of life as we focus our efforts on getting on the ballot.”
Amara Enyia initially ran for Chicago mayor back in 2015 and reportedly never closed the campaign account. The Chicago Tribute notes the Enyia “was fined by state election officials for not filing quarterly campaign finance reports as required by law.”
Now, thanks to this single donation by Kanye West, Enyia has paid off her 2015 debt and can get on the Chicago mayoral ballot for next year.