Chicago, IL – Kanye West is getting back to his Chicago roots by contributing over $70,00 to mayoral candidate Amara Enyia’s campaign.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Yeezy paid off $73,540 worth of fines from the Illinois State Board of Elections stemming from her previous run for mayor in 2015. The large amount of debt accumulated after Enyia dropped out the race. She failed to discontinue her “campaign account” and report her quarterly finances.
With the debt now paid in full, Enyia — who was endorsed by Chance The Rapper earlier this month — will be able to meet the December 20 deadline to be certified on the city’s mayoral ballot.
“The Amara Enyia campaign thanks Chicago native, Kanye West, for his generous action,” a statement obtained by the Tribune read. “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.”
West’s contribution comes after Chance’s press conference at Chicago’s City Hall where he announced he will endorse Enyia.
“I want to work with somebody who is about change, somebody who is about our community, somebody who is about equity, somebody who is about fairness,” Chance said at the time. “And the one person in my research of this wide-open race that’s views align with me would obviously be candidate Amara Enyia.”