AKA slams the industry’s silence as Kanye West becomes richest black man in America



South African rapper, AKA is disappointed with the industry’s attitude to Kanye West’s latest status.

On Thursday morning, the news of Kanye being the richest black man in America went viral, and it made headlines.

However, compared to how Jay Z’s success was celebrated recently by most people across the globe, Supa Mega noticed that people are more silent to Kanye’s feat.

Taking to Twitter, the SA star said: “When Jay Z sold his bottles to LVMH the whole damn industry was posting congratulating the man, black excellence, the GOAT they said. Kanye is worth 6 BILLI, I haven’t seen them post a damn thing … salty as hell.”

Kanye’s net worth is estimated at $6.6 billion, in large part due to his Yeezy sneaker business, which Bloomberg places between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion after reviewing private documents. Bloomberg also reports that West’s upcoming Gap collab could be worth as much as $970 million, with additional income coming from his music catalog, cash, stocks and business investments such as estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS underwear brand.

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