Kanye West has been known for making some extravagant claims from time to time.
So when the rapper announced that he was worth $5 billion a couple of months ago after signing a new deal, this raised many eyebrows, and some of his fans were questioning where he had come up with the number.
The rapper wrote: “From $53 million in debt to a net worth of $5 billion in 4 years. Thank you, Jesus. I know I fall short, but I repent. I am fully in service to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are building schools of the future. Thank God for providing the increase.”
And recently, the rapper seems to have contradicted himself a bit, as he submitted a statement claiming he was worth “hundreds of millions of dollars” as part of his attempt to run for President.
West also admitted that he was severely in debt to the tune of around $100 million according to his own claims. A large portion of that was apparently related to mortgages.
Many were quick to note that West did not disclose his wife, Kim Kardashian‘s financials, or net worth in his FEC filing.
Kardashian’s husband recently took to social media, where a war of words took place between himself and Forbes.
Forbes listed West’s net worth at $1.26 billion, and he responded by: “When I did Forbes, I showed them a $890 million receipt, and they still didn’t say ‘billionaire.”
However, Forbes decided to expose West by sharing a series of text messages where he explained that he is worth around $3 billion.
The fashion designer angrily said: “It’s not a billion. It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.”
This is not the first time the rapper has been caught in a web of his own words, though it does not seem like it disturbs most of his fans.
From $53 million in debt to a net worth of $5 billion in 4 years. Thank you, Jesus. I know I fall short, but I repent. I am fully in service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are building schools of the future. Thank God for providing the increase. pic.twitter.com/BwEitkOdqD
— ye (@kanyewest) October 8, 2020
In fact, some seem to have accepted this part of his personality as a fun quirk that makes the rapper even more enjoyable to follow. However, his statements have occasionally gotten him into trouble when he has pushed too far.
The rapper’s finances have been a complicated topic in the public eye for some time, so it is not surprising that he is making the situation even more confusing.
It will be interesting to see if anything new comes up on that front, despite the fact that Kanye most certainly does not have a shot at winning this election.