Kanye West Donates $73K to Chicago Mayoral Candidate, Amara Enyia

Kanye West reportedly has donated $73,540 to a Chicago mayoral candidate, Amara Enyia, so she could pay off fines from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

According to The Chicago Tribune, the donation matches the exact amount of money Enyia owes the Board of Education following her brief run for mayor in 2015.

Anyia apparently never closed her campaign account after dropping the bid, which was why she was slapped with fines for not filing quartering campaign finance reports as required by law. She had until Dec. 20 to pay the fine in order to get on the Chicago mayoral ballot for next year.

Thankfully, West has stepped in to help.

“The Amara Enyia campaign thanks Chicago native, Kanye West, for his generous action,” said the statement shared by her campaign. “Amara’s campaign is energizing 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.”

And this comes days after Chance the Rapper, who is also from Chicago, took to Twitter to endorse Enyia for mayor.

See his tweet below.


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