According to reports, Kanye West spent over $12m of his own money in his failed 2020 presidential campaign.
The rapper spent approximately $12.4 million of his own money toward the failed campaign. The “Birthday Party” candidate racked in approximately $2 million from outside donors, bringing his total campaign contributions to $14,538,989.74.
Kanye West’s team reportedly spent $13.2 million throughout his presidential run. According to People, more than half of that money (about $7.5 million) was spent on his efforts to gain ballot access in as many states as possible which proved to be difficult for Kanye West, as he had missed crucial FEC deadlines and failed to meet the signature requirements in multiple states.
The campaign put a major strain on his marriage as Kim Kardashian officially filed for divorce after being married to the rapper for six years.
TMZ cited unidentified sources as saying the split was amicable and that Kim Kardashian requested joint legal and physical custody of their four kids.
“It’s gotten to the point where they haven’t spent time together as a married couple in months,” an insider shared with E! News.
“They’ve seen each other for the sake of the kids but have been living separately. Kim knows the marriage is over. She’s known for a while.” Sources tells E! News.
The filing follows months of leaks and reports that the marriage between the two celebrities was on the rocks.