Kanye West has recently made headlines for changing the name of his new album multiple times, participating in a ridiculous Twitter war with fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa, and for a derogatory line aimed at Taylor Swift in one of his new songs.
Now, taking his antics to a whole new level West revealed to the public that he is $53 million deep in personal debt and wants Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and/or CEO and Co-founder of Google Larry Page to spot him $1 billion.
I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
I don’t have enough resources to create what I really can…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
@kanyewest Sounds like you just need a small loan...— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) February 15, 2016
West tried to solidify his outlandish argument by saying that he is “this generation’s Disney” and he seeks to make the world a better place with his art. He also pointed out that Zuckerberg is a fan of hip hop and his music, but yet does not contribute monetarily to the “art” he loves so much.
You love hip hop, you love my art… I am your favorite artist but you watch me barely breathe and still play my album in your house …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
Some might argue that by purchasing albums and playing the music in his home, as West suggests, Zuckerberg is already doing his part to support the music, but based on West’s Twitter rant, that is just not enough.
All you dudes in San Fran play rap music in your homes but never help the real artists…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
He goes on to suggest that instead of donating to charity or opening up “one school in Africa,” Silicon Valley billionaires should give money to him so that he may continue to “make the world dope.”
I know I can make the world a better place… I have done the impossible … I retook the throne of rap… I beat the fashion game…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
if you want to help… help me…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
If you are thoroughly confused and disturbed by this narcissistic argument that implies West’s music and clothing line are more important than charities that help malnourished and underprivileged children, you’re on the same page as the rest of us.
wait what @kanyewest— i vape....& i vote!! (@ChrisCaesar) February 14, 2016
Hold up. Kanye is $53 million in debt so he asks Mark Zuckerberg for $947 million dollars more than he needs? Just ask for a BaZillion, bro.— Brenden Dilley (@Hublife) February 15, 2016
Maybe @kanyewest should get a part time job if he has these financial issues. Instead of begging Mark Zuckerberg to help him— DylanTheFishy (@DylanTheFishy) February 15, 2016
Dear Mark Zuckerberg, I only need like a million. Just figured as long as people were asking. Thanks, Josh— Josh Wolf (@joshwolfcomedy) February 15, 2016
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