PHILADELPHIA — Hey Kanye West, Philadelphia police have a solution to help you become debt free by 3122 — to become a cop.
Kanye West announced last weekend when he dropped his new album “Life of Pablo” that he was shockingly $53 million in debt. He reached out to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter for a $1 billion donation to “Kanye West ideas.”
He later explained in a Twitter rant on Monday that he was “personally rich and can buy furs and houses for [his] family,” but needed more money to expand his creativity.
“But I need access to more money in order to bring more beautiful ideas to the world./If I spent my money on my ideas I could not afford to take care of my family. I am in a place that so many artist end up,” West wrote on Twitter.
A GoFundMe account was even created by Yeezy fans to help raise money for the rap star. But, the Philadelphia Police Department is offering another alternative.
On Thursday, the department posted a photo on Facebook and Twitter with the caption:
We’re hiring Police Officers, and we did the math. With a starting salary of $47,920, Officer West could be completely debt-free by the year 3122! And that’s only if he were never to receive a single raise! With a few promotions and cost of living increases, Yeezy could probably break even in a quick 500 years.
Also to help convince the rap mogul, the Philly police photoshopped a picture of his face onto another officer’s body — just so he can get the full picture. But just in case West didn’t want the job, they offered the position to all job seekers.
They also poked fun at West’s plea to his fans to download Tidal, the only place fans can stream “The Life of Pablo.”
“You don’t even need to download TIDAL to apply! Simply visit http://www.phillypolice.com/careers for more info,” the Philly department wrote.
The post has received more than 11,000 likes and has been shared nearly 7,500 times as of Friday.
West has not responded to the job offer, but he might resolve his debt issues sooner than everyone thought. The GoFundMe page has already raised $5,187 as of Friday morning. West also said on Twitter people have offered to help relieve his $53 million debt.
He is, however, running into an issue with music pirating. More than 500,000 fans without subscriptions pirated the album shortly after it was released, according to TorrentFreak.