Kanye West, famous as a rapper and for his status as Mr. Kim Kardashian, is known for his antics on social media. A few weeks ago he got into Twitter beef with Wiz Khalifa over their mutual ex, Amber Rose. He has also become embroiled in noxious debates with Taylor Swift and a host of others, both famous and otherwise. In one of his most recent Twitter stunts, Kanye complained that he was $53 million in debt as an artist. Last Saturday he tweeted: “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we overcome… This is my true heart.” He went on as to ask Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook if he could give Kanye a billion dollars. The response to Yeezy’s pleas has been… interesting, to say the least.
The Philadelphia Police Department, which is known for its humorous social media posts, jumped on the situation, playfully “offering” Kanye a job with the PPD. “We R hiring, @kanyewest! Starting salary of $47,920; u could be debt-free by the year 3122!” the department tweeted. What made it even more perfect was the accompanying picture of West photoshopped into a police uniform. They posted on Facebook, too: “We did the math. With a starting salary of $47,920, Officer West could be completely debt-free by the year 3122! With a few promotions and cost of living increases, Yeezy could probably break even in a quick 500 years.”
The tongue-in-cheek post was meant to draw attention to the fact that the Department is hiring, and went on to mention the many benefits of working as a police officer.
The PPD was far from the only organization trolling West about job opportunities, however. Pizza Hut UK tweeted at Kanye asking him to contact them “about his job application” and suggested that he “stopping telling everyone [he] need[s] some dough and [tries] kneading some dough.” Whataburger also got in on the fun, offering Kanye a job. And then there was Pornhub, which had some licentious suggestions for how Kanye could raise a couple of bucks.