According to the Chicago Tribune Kanye West Halloween evening donated another $126,460 into the campaign of West Side activist and mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, state campaign finance records show. That brings West’s total support for her campaign to an even $200,000 after Kanye contributed $73,540 last week to help Enyia pay off fines in the exact same amount that she faced with state election officials for not properly filing quarterly campaign finance reports.
West made the donation after briefly appearing with Enyia at a sidewalk rally last week in Woodlawn. West did not speak at the event.
“I also have to give a shoutout and kudos to Ye, who is from the South Side and is invested and committed to giving back to our city,” Enyia said of West at the rally last week.
Just a day before West tweeted that he would be taking a step back from his political involvement.
“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” West tweeted earlier this week after distancing himself from the “Blexit” campaign that encourages African-Americans to leave the Democratic Party and vote Republican. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative!!!”
RT chancetherapper "RT ninogottrackz: "1.7 billion ?s goes toward ??♂️ misconduct cases…."
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