Kanye West Says He Found a 'Fake Employee' on His Payroll

Kanye West knows how to grab fans' attention—and his latest bizarre tweet has his millions of followers scratching their heads.

The "Jesus Walks" rapper tweeted something which appears to be a screenshot of someone's social media profile, minus a photo with the name "Lauran Greenfield, Music Consultant" written. West, accompanied the picture with the caption: "Has anyone ever heard of this person ? I just found a fake employee on my payroll!!!"

It is not clear how and from where he got the name or whether actually a person of that name exists, or if 'Lauran' is a misspelling of 'Lauren,' but the tweet has certainly bemused fans.

Has anyone ever heard of this person ? I just found a fake employee on my payroll!!! pic.twitter.com/MzKQ3EF2Ki

— ye (@kanyewest) September 14, 2020

Unsurprisingly, legions of fans responded to the tweet, with one writing: "aye good morning Kanye." While another added: "Yeah that's me but keep the cash coming please xoxo."

Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen was also quick to respond with a gif of her laughing and hiding at an awards ceremony.


— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 14, 2020

Newsweek's research found that there is a prominent photographer and filmmaker named Lauren Greenfield whose work has been published in numerous magazines, including Vanity Fair and New York Times Magazine.

A New York Times profile on Greenfield from 2018 describes her as "America's foremost visual chronicler of the plutocracy, and those who hope to join its ranks."

Back in 1992, Greenfield shot a then 12-year-old Kim Kardashian for a feature, according to W Magazine.

This latest strange tweet comes as the rapper's presidential bid faced another roadblock when his appeal to get back onto the Wisconsin ballot was rejected by a judge after he only missed the filing deadline by seconds.

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Kanye West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Taylor Hill/Getty Images

West's campaign sued the Wisconsin Elections Commission over its decision that the star could not go on the state's ballot because he did not file his nomination papers by 5 p.m. on August 4. His papers were submitted 14 seconds too late.

A noted Trump supporter, West is running as a member of the Birthday Party with vice presidential candidate Michelle Tidball. Democrats have said that he is acting as a spoiler candidate backed by the Republicans to take votes away from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

West was also in hot water with actress Kirsten Dunst after he used a photo of her in his campaign materials without her permission last month.

"What's the message here, and why am I a part of it?" the 38-year-old Fargo actress replied on Twitter.