It appears Kanye West’s alleged debt burden may have just been lifted, with the help of wife and fellow celebrity Kim Kardashian West.
On Monday night, the reality TV personality tweeted that she was “busy cashing (her) 80 million video game check” and transferring $53 million into a joint account.
This comes less than a month after her husband and musician Kanye West announced he was allegedly $53 million in debt to his several million Twitter followers.
After West’s debt confession, he went on to ask Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion investment into his “ideas”, and members of the public tried to raise cash for West with a tongue-in-cheek GoFundMe crowdfunding page.
Despite the efforts, no allusion as to whether West’s debt has been reduced had been made public, until his wife’s claims circulated late Monday.
It would hardly be surprising that Kardashian West has made some profit from the gaming space recently, following the success of her role-playing video game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”, which according to research firm Superdata, generated some $51 million in revenue within the first four months of its release, back in 2014.
On top of that, Kardashian West released “Kimoji” last December, an app allowing users to use emoji characters based on the reality star’s life.
West’s debt announcement was made at the time the rapper released his latest studio album, “The Life of Pablo”, which he plans “never” to put on sale (in hard format) or on Apple Music. It is currently only legally available to those who use premium streaming service, Tidal.
Source: CNBC | Alexandra Gibbs