Kanye West donates $73,540 to Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia

Rapper becomes second high-profile musician to support outsider candidate, after Chance the Rapper ‘co-campaigns’ with Enyia

Kanye West has donated $73,540 to Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, as she launches a campaign to take on the incumbent candidate, Rahm Emanuel.

A spokesperson for Enyia’s campaign thanked West for his “generous action”. Enyia has already used the money to pay off fees and debts owed to the Illinois State Board of Elections, incurred from a previous mayoral campaign in 2015, meaning she can now be included on the ballot.

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