Kanye West claims the IRS is after him for a small sum of $50 million

Knoxville, Maryland - Kanye "Ye" West seems to be in a financial pickle after claiming the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) froze four of his bank accounts due to the fact he owes $50 million in taxes.

Kanye West claimed that the IRS put a freeze on his bank account due to the fact he owes roughly $50 million in taxes.
Kanye West claimed that the IRS put a freeze on his bank account due to the fact he owes roughly $50 million in taxes.  © SAUL LOEB / AFP

Another day, another Kanye headline. This time, it's not about an antisemitic outburst or other showing of hate speech, but rather an allegation made by Ye directed at the IRS.

In an interview on right-leaning podcaster Tim Pool's podcast called Timcast IRL, the Jesus Walks rapper claimed that his "finance people" informed him that he will "have to pay a lot of taxes" as he plans his 2024 presidential campaign.

"I’m talking about literally finding out that they were trying to put me in prison this morning," Ye said, seemingly referring to the IRS. "They put a $75 million hold on four of my accounts."

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"And then they said, 'You owe a lot of taxes," West continued, adding that "it was around $50 million."

The DONDA rapper also admitted that he's "not the most financially literate person on the planet," and due to the IRS knocking on his door about taxes, West says he's now able to "actually learn how to run a company. I get to learn how to, you know, to count."

At one point, West - who brought his controversial campaign manager Milo Yiannopoulos and white supremacist Nicholas Fuentes along for the interview – stormed out after Pool questioned the rapper's antisemitic remarks claiming Jewish people control the media.

Ye has been dominating headlines thanks to the rapper's faltering relationships with businesses like Gap, Adidas, and more in the wake of his numerous antisemitic outbursts.

Cover photo: Collage: SAUL LOEB / AFP

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