Milo Yiannopoulos reportedly slaps Kanye West with huge consulting fee
Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos reportedly sent the pop star formerly known as Kanye West a $116,000 bill for the period the pair worked together to advance the rapper’s 2024 presidential ambitions.
The invoice is dated Dec. 1, according to TMZ, which reports that sources close to Ye claim he and Yiannopoulos never had a financial agreement. Everyone working on the unofficial presidential campaign has done so as a volunteer, Ye’s side claims.
The “Gold Digger” singer announced Nov. 19 that he’d brought on Yiannopoulos to work on his campaign, which is yet to launch officially.
“Thanks, I accept,” Yiannopoulos said on a YouTube video posted by gossip site X17Online.
But the Daily Beast reported Sunday that the partnership came to an abrupt end following a series of disastrous media appearances by Ye that included Holocaust-denying white nationalist Nick Fuentes. Yiannopoulos, whose resume includes a summer internship for controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., told the Daily Beast his issues with Ye’s campaign included “concerns about a potential new hire,” but he did not elaborate.
Ye has seen his fortunes head south since he launched a campaign of antisemitic ravings on Oct. 8, posting a threat to go “Death con 3 ON JEWISH PEOPLE” on social media.
Sponsors quickly cut ties with the 45-year-old performer, whose worth dropped by $1.5 billion to about $400 million. He complained on a podcast last week that he owed the IRS $50 million in back taxes, though federal officials wouldn’t confirm that claim.