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Philly Police Offer Cash-Strapped Kanye West a Job

The police department sent out a tweet that read “We are hiring @Kanye West.” The rapper recently disclosed he is $53M in debt. (Published Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016)

Philadelphia police have an idea to get cash-strapped Kanye West out of his allege $53 million in debt: become a cop.

Kanye asked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for help lowering his massive debt but maybe working as a Philly officer could be what "Yeezy" needs, even if it takes a little longer than expected.

"With a starting salary of $47,920, Officer West could be completely debt-free by the year 3122! 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," the police department wrote on Facebook Thursday.


We're hiring Police Officers, and we did the math. With a starting salary of $47,920, Officer West could be completely...

Posted by Philadelphia Police Department on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Five centuries to become debt free might not appeal to the rap superstar, but Philly police posted to their Facebook page and Twitter feed in hopes that the nearly $50,000-a-year starting salary appeals to job seekers willing to put their lives on the line.

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

There's no word on how Officer Bryan Turner — who was photoshopped out of a 2013 job recruitment photo — feels about being replaced in the image by Kanye. At least fellow Officer Zachary Koenig still gets to show off his smile in the most updated recruitment post.

It's not the first time the often-humorous Philly Police social media accounts turned to a rapper to make a point. Prior to the Blizzard of 2016, the department used Drake to remind people #NoSavesies.

Interested candidates can apply to become a police officer on the department's website.