MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Recently, music producer and rapper Kanye West told the world he was $53 million in personal debt. The confession came after a stream of tweets directed at Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to fund several creative business ventures.
Well, one Twin Cities man decided to take matters into his own hands. Jeremy Platt, a Minneapolis designer, created a satirical GoFundMe page to help relieve Kanye’s debt.
“We must open our hearts and wallets for Kanye today,” the page says. “Sure, he is personally rich and can buy furs and houses for his family, but without our help, the true genius of Kanye West can’t be realized.”
In the four days since the page was created, the page went viral online and gathered more than $5,000 of its $53 million goal from 628 donors. In an update, Platt told supporters he had the full intention of donating the money to Kanye.