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Kanye West Gives $73,000 to Chicago Mayoral Candidate

By TheBlast Staff

It seems Kanye West is finally taking the advice of his friends, and made a big donation to a political candidate who doesn't even have her own slogan on a hat.

Ye dropped $73,540.00 into the campaign of Amara Enyia on Monday morning, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. Enyia has been publicly backed by Chance the Rapper during her quest to become the next Mayor of Chicago, and it's clear Chance has been speaking to Kanye.

The amount Ye donated matches up, to the penny, for a fine Enyia is facing from the Board of Elections for failing to properly file documents in relation to her 2015 campaign for Mayor. The outstanding debt needed to be satisfied by December in order for Enyia to run for office.

Chance the Rapper had been spending time with West in Chicago before the star's trip to Africa. The donation by Kanye appears to be the first public financial political contribution the Ye has made this year.

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