Rapper Kanye West is being called out by a Los Angeles homeless shelter that is frustrated that the artist has not followed through on his promises.
Troy Vaughn, President and CEO of Los Angeles Mission, tells TMZ that the organization was looking forward to West’s contributions in launching The Skid Row Revitalization Project.
“We have absolutely had collaborative discussions with Ye about improving the lives of the unhoused on Skid Row, especially through design as he mentioned in his tweet,” Vaughn said. “We are extremely optimistic that Ye will be an instrumental force in helping us launch The Skid Row Revitalization Project in the coming months.”
The organization believes that the entertainer needs to follow through with his word after vowing that he would help the struggling homeless population in L.A. find employment, education and housing.
According to the outlet, the entertainer who now goes by Ye, posted on his Instagram on Friday (Aug. 12) in an unclear message to “look to the homeless as the biggest inspiration for all design.”
Back in November 2021, West met with leaders of the Los Angeles Mission where he shared his plans to get a grip on the city’s homeless crisis.
“I just want to say a prayer today,” West said during his 2021 appearance. “And just thank Jesus for what he’s done in my life and how he’s transformed my life and transformed me as a person and put me in a position to have me next to Pastor Vaughn.”
“Down here, we had this idea and vision and God put this mission on my heart. I wasn’t even expecting to be right here today. But we just laying into what God has for us and geniuses getting in front of God’s people and getting out of God’s way. I just feel so blessed to be used, we feel so blessed to be used, to be able to deliver food down here and with us together, we’re going to figure out how to make change that last forever in Jesus name.”