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Music industry giant and fashion mogul Kanye West, who recently announced a bid for the presidency, set Twitter ablaze Saturday evening with an unorthodox personnel announcement.
“I’m topping 5 billion and I’m looking for a new trusted Christian CFO,” West wrote on Twitter, instantly drawing scores of retweets and responses.
I’m topping 5 billion and I’m looking for a new trusted Christian CFO
— ye (@kanyewest) August 15, 2020
It wasn’t clear exactly what the rapper’s request is for — his presidential bid or one of his fashion or music ventures, though the figure of ‘5 billion’ suggests he’s probably looking for a chief financial officer to handle his businesses.
Fox Business Network reported that a West representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Thousands of people responded to the request, however, including 19-year-old conservative gun rights advocate Kyle Kashuv.
Others recommended West consider accomplished or other recognized figures like Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell.
I’ll do it.
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) August 15, 2020
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 15, 2020
Then why are the billionaires getting richer whilst the 95% are struggling and millions are in poverty..?
— Curly (@simply_a_sheep) August 15, 2020
Hey, I know – why not fund the Post Office? People aren’t getting their medications and may not be able to vote.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) August 15, 2020
His Daddy the Pgrabber, doesn’t want us voting, especially Black folk.
Kanye is cool with that.
Kanye is who Harriet Tubman was talking about.
— dre (@MotownDR) August 16, 2020
— Denise Wu (@denisewu) August 15, 2020
Several people responded to West’s post touting their Christian bona fides rather than their financial expertise, though obviously, West is looking for someone with both.
“Typically, a CFO is expected to manage the finances of a company, which could include tracking cash flow, analyzing strengths and weaknesses as well as strategizing financial plans among other responsibilities,” Fox Business Network reported.
Included in the responses, however, were some who complained about West’s accumulated wealth — now estimated to be about $1.3 billion — and pushed him to give it away to people others who have not earned it.
Still, others ripped West over his unusual recruiting method while adding that he could be in legal hot water regarding discrimination for specifying the CFO candidate had to be a Christian.
“Questions about an applicant’s religious affiliation or beliefs (unless the religion is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ)), are generally viewed as non job-related and problematic under federal law,” according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website, Fox Business reported.
“Religious corporations, associations, educational institutions, or societies are exempt from the federal laws that EEOC enforces when it comes to the employment of individuals based on their particular religion,” the agency’s statement notes further.
“In other words, an employer whose purpose and character is primarily religious is permitted to lean towards hiring persons of the same religion,” it added.
As for West, he has rebranded himself as a Christian in recent years.
In July, he deleted a pro-life tweet containing an image of a Google search bar with the words, “what does a six month fetus look like,” which was also accompanied by several pictures of unborn babies in the womb.
“These souls deserve to live,” West wrote.
In kicking off his unconventional presidential bid in South Carolina last month, he wept as he claimed he stopped wife Kim Kardashian from aborting their daughter North.
“I almost killed my daughter!” West said, adding that Kardashian “had the pills in her hand” as the couple considered aborting their baby in 2013.
Last week, West revealed a 10-point presidential platform that closely resembled President Trump’s ‘MAGA’ positions. He also said Democrats tried to block his candidacy and that someone hired a private investigator to track him.
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