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Kanye West has claimed the billionaire status before, but now he’s finally got the receipts to prove it. Forbes has officially declared the rapper is worth $1.3 billion, but according to Kanye that’s not good enough.

In a lengthy breakdown of the West’s financial reports — which included a look into his contract with adidas, royalties for YEEZY revenue, liquid assets, G.O.O.D. Music label, and debt — Forbes is sticking to its evaluation that Kanye is worth as close to $1.3 billion — $300 million more than his 22-year-old sister-in-law Kylie Jenner.

According to Forbes, the new findings come after the outlet faced backlash from West when he was not included in its annual billionaire’s list in March. The magazine reports the rapper shared documents with the outlet Thursday to set the record straight about his finances.

However, Kanye is still unhappy with the new report. Apparently, prior to the publication, ‘Ye texted Forbes: “It’s not a billion. It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.”

Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer