Receipts Show Kanye West’s Presidential Campaign Website Was Funded By Marjorie Taylor Greene
From The College Dropout to Republican presidential candidate, who would have ever thought rapper Kanye West would be tied up in a MAGA scandal with Marjorie Taylor Greene?
Rolling Stone reports the Grammy-award- winning artist may have used Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s credit card to pay for his 2024 campaign website, Ye24.com. While West, now known as Ye, hasn’t officially announced a presidential bid, speculation was sparked after campaign insider Milo Yiannopoulos allegedly charged $7,000 to Greene’s card.
According to receipts obtained by The Daily Beast, Greene’s camp reported a charge of $7,020.16 to hosting service GoDaddy on November 22. Ye’s 2020 committee also paid Yiannopoulos $9,955 for “domain transfer” on the same day.
A Greene insider said the right-wing political commentator oversaw the transaction, however, the person didn’t know if Greene’s campaign knew about the expense at that time. To make matters worse, the event happened on the same day Ye dined with former President Donald Trump and white supremacist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago.
In an attempt to save face, Greene’s consultant, Isaiah Wartman, released a statement saying, “Congresswoman Greene knew nothing about the gross negligence made by a vendor and is being unfairly attacked as a result. The campaign was told the purchase was refunded. This wasn’t the case.”
There may be some legal matters associated with the scandal as there are limits on how much a campaign can donate or gift to another. Currently, the limit is $2,000 a year under federal law—much less than the $7,000 charged.
Saurav Ghosh, director of Federal Campaign Finance Reform for the Campaign Legal Center, told Rolling Stone it’s an “excessive, prohibited contribution. Whether Marjorie Taylor Greene or her senior staffers knew about it, the value was well in excess of the amount that one campaign can legally contribute to another campaign.”
Reports of a refund will come out soon as Greene’s next filing is due on July 15.