Rapper Kanye West donated greater than $70,000 to a Chicago mayoral candidate — who now has two hip-hop artists in her nook.
West, a Chicago native, donated $73,540 to Amara Enyia’s marketing campaign, the Chicago Tribune reported. The donation is the equal to the quantity of fines she confronted from the Illinois State Board of Election in connection together with her 2015 marketing campaign.
Enyia’s employees confirmed to the Tribune she used West’s cash to pay the fines.
Enyia, the director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, dropped her temporary bid for mayor 4 years after the signatures she collected to look on the poll had been challenged, in response to the Tribune.
She by no means closed her marketing campaign account and was fined for not submitting marketing campaign finance reviews every quarter, which is required by legislation. She was given till Dec. 20 to pay the fines.
“The Amara Enyia marketing campaign thanks Chicago native, Kanye West, for his beneficiant motion,” a marketing campaign assertion learn. “Amara’s marketing campaign is energizing individuals across the metropolis with daring concepts and options that transfer Chicago ahead. We’re excited to interact individuals of all walks of life as we focus our efforts on getting on the poll.”
The donation comes on the heels of fellow Chicago rapper Likelihood the Rapper endorsing Enyia. He stated he endorsed her as a result of they share the identical imaginative and prescient on the right way to enhance the town.