- Police are teasing Kanye West, who recently tweeted about his debt
- The department posted an altered picture showing him in uniform
(CNN)There is hope and help for you, Kanye West.
The Philadelphia Police Department tweeted an altered picture Thursday featuring the rapper's head atop a uniform, with an offer for West to join the force.
"We R hiring,@kanyewest! Starting salary of $47,920; u could be debt-free by the year 3122," the tweet said.
The rapper recently tweeted that he is $53 million in debt. In addition to being a musical artist, he has a fashion line into which he says he has sunk a great deal of cash.
The police department said that "with a few promotions and cost of living increases, Yeezy could probably break even in a quick 500 years."
The social media funny was clearly designed to draw attention to employment opportunities with the police, as it included a link to the careers section of the department's website.
In a Facebook post, the police department says, "Even if you're not Kanye, please consider a career as a Philly Police Officer. You could earn a great living, receive a fantastic benefits package for you and your family, and make a true difference in your community."
"You don't even need to download TIDAL to apply," the post says, taking a swipe at the availability of West's new album, "The Life of Pablo," only on the streaming service. "Simply visit www.phillypolice.com/careers for more info."