Image Credit – Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3

So apparently Kanye West is in debt to the tune of $53 million, well at least according to one of his latest tweet-storms. He says it’s because he’s being forced to personally fund his forays into the fashion world out of his own pocket but I’m not convinced. Here’s what I think he’s really spending the money on.

Jenifer Lopez’s Miami Home – approx. $35m

Jennifer Lopez Miami House

It’s no secret that Kanye’s wife, Kim, is well-known for her curves. Back in the day though, before anyone was even talking about the Kardashian’s, there was one set of hips on everyone’s lips – J-Lo’s. Now that Kim Kardashian has officially succeeded the throne as Queen of the Derriere it would make sense that Kanye West would want to snap up the former title-holder’s palace to complete the rout. Of course the 200 feet of bay frontage, fantastic views over Miami’s skyline and 800-bottle wine cellar may have also sweetened the deal.


Richard Mille ACJ RM 50-02

It’s not even officially out yet so you know Kanye West has got to have the latest piece from Richard Mille, the new favorite watch brand of rappers everywhere. Never mind the fact you can barely read the RM 50-02 Tourbillon, this is all about making a statement. Plus he can time how long it takes for the Life of Pablo to go number one on every chart in the world. Why 2 you ask? Kanye’s got 2 wrists don’t he?

Superyacht Sub 3 – $1.5m


Kanye West often complains that his adoring fans interrupt his creative process, which is kind of a buzz kill. With his new Superyacht Sub 3 he’ll really be able to get away from it all and just focus on Kanye being Kanye with Kanye. Of course technically he’ll need a superyacht to really get the most benefit out of the Sub 3 but maybe that’s what he’s planning to buy with the $1 billion from Mark Zuckerberg?



Kanye West may already have a Lamborghini but nothing says you’re paid like an insane super car that can only be driven on a race track. Only 32 were made and all of them were sold pretty much immediately back in 2014 but want Kanye wants, Kanye gets. No doubt though he finds it a challenge to ‘drive slow’ with that 1,035-horsepower, 6.3-liter V12 engine under the hood.

Ownership share in Tidal – approx. $10m?

Kanye West Tidal
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This last one is actually a genius move by Kanye West as Tidal is now the number one App worldwide on the Apple store, in no small part due to the fact that his red-hot new album Life of Pablo is currently only available to stream on the app. Hat-tip to you Mr. West, you just might make that $53 million back on your own.

As they say, it ain’t easy being Yeezy.

P.S. – we love you Kanye, please don’t yell at us!

Tom Mulraney
Tom Mulraney
Founder & Editor
Tom likes to write about luxury watches. So much so, that he created The Watch Lounge just so he would have an outlet for his passion. Together with his team, he is dedicated to bringing you original, entertaining (and maybe even a little educational) luxury watch and lifestyle content.

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