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Kanye West Becomes 'Modern Day Santa Claus' After Buying 4,000 Toys For Children

Stewart Perrie

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Kanye West Becomes 'Modern Day Santa Claus' After Buying 4,000 Toys For Children

Kanye West has bought nearly 4,000 toys in Chicago for needy kids this Christmas.

The toys were set to be given away over the weekend and Ye wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to get their hands on one.

So, he paid for close to the whole lot.

16th Ward alderman Stephanie Coleman said: "I'm so proud that Kanye is once again responding to our request to help the children of Englewood and beyond.

"He is no stranger to our community. His presence has always been felt in our neighbourhoods and he loves visiting.

"But this Christmas he has truly been our modern day Santa Claus."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Business owners in the area, as well as community leaders and residents also helped out with the toy drive by paying for certain items.

Kanye is trying to give back to the community after having an incredibly decorated music career.

Despite his millions of dollars, he plans to be 'homeless within a year' so that he can provide shelter to other less fortunate people.

During a recent conversation between Ye and British-German artist Tino Sehgal for German culture magazine 032c, the hip-hop mogul revealed that he is planning on eventually selling all of his properties.

Speaking candidly in the interview, Ye said: "We are under capitalist rule, and it's killing us. It's time to change that."

Credit: AlamyCredit: Alamy

"The ultimate good life is simpler. It's for those who are willing to not have any possessions. Your baggage weighs you down.

"I'm going to be homeless in a year. I'm going to turn all the homes I own into churches.

"We're making this orphanage, and it will be a place where anyone can go. It should be like an artist commune. Food should always be available. The opportunity to make art and be around friends should always be available."

Last month he dropped off 1,000 meals to homeless charity LA Mission ahead of a meeting with its CEO, Reverend Troy Vaughn.

According to TMZ, the 44-year-old rapper is said to have 'laid out four ways he can help the homeless' after visiting the Skid Row area of the city.

He is reportedly planning to feed the homeless population by seeking to establish a working relationship with charity organisations across LA, using his own companies to help provide education, housing and jobs for those on the streets.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Entertainment, Kanye West, Celebrity

Stewart Perrie
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