- The Washington Times - Friday, February 19, 2016

The Philadelphia Police Department has publicly offered Kanye West a job in law enforcement after the rap star ranted on Twitter that he’s $53 million in debt.

“We R hiring,@kanyewest! Starting salary of $47,920; u could be debt-free by the year 3122!” the department tweeted Thursday, linking to its careers page, Mediaite reported.

The tweet comes after Mr. West ranted on Twitter that he’s drowning in a sea of debt, begging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion in “Kanye West ideas.” Mr. West, who also claimed he’s a musical genius and “this generation’s Disney,” was pilloried for the plea.

The Philadelphia Police Department took to Facebook to explain its career opportunity in more detail.

“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!” the post read. “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.

“Even if you’re not Kanye, please consider a career as a Philly Police Officer. You could earn a great living, receive a fantastic benefits package for you and your family, and make a true difference in your community.”

The post has been shared nearly 9,000 times.


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