Rapper Kanye West has taken Twitter by storm after announcing that he is $53 million in debt, and asking Mark Zuckerberg along with other tech entrepreneurs for help. West says he is rather disappointed that people like Zuckerberg and Larry Page are more interested in opening schools in Africa when they instead should have been helping celebrity rappers.
West spent much of the past two weeks making apparently random and sometimes even controversial tweets on Twitter.
I’M SO HYPE RIGHT NOW EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED … HAVE YA’LL EVER SEEN TRON? THE END OF THE TRON WHERE EVERYTHING LIGHT UP!!!!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 13, 2016
The weekend was a busy one for Kanye West. He released his latest album, The Life of Pablo, which emerged in a different form from the one that premiered on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. He appeared on Saturday Night Live and also took a moment to compare himself to St Paul, on Twitter.
The album is being mastered and will be out today… added on a couple of tracks… pic.twitter.com/6lBxcd83N2
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
The rapper’s efforts continued on Sunday with him announcing his $53 million of “personal debt” and appealing with Mark Zuckerberg to invest whopping $1 billion dollars into what he calls “Kanye West ideas,” after realizing he is the “greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time.”
Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Although West did not clearly elaborate the reasons behind his apparent $53m debt or what exactly were “Kanye West ideas,” in a plea that was directly addressed to the Facebook creator, he claimed that Zuckerberg’s backing would be “one of the coolest things” the Facebook founder could ever do.
West’s series of tweets come after he released a broad statement on Twitter with regards to the strong reaction to his latest song, “Famous,” which he debuted at his fashion show on Thursday evening in New York.
He continued with his peculiar run of tweets through Sunday night and Monday morning also.
“Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw … 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 … World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me … I’m this generation’s Disney … I want to bring dope shit to the world … I don’t have enough resources to create what I really can.”
He then extended his appeal to other tech billionaires as well.
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
He said, “All you dudes in San Fran play rap music in your homes but never help the real artists.” He added that they were more concerned with opening schools in Africa than giving money to the one of the world’s most prominent celebrities. “All you guys had meetings with me and no one lifted a finger to help,” he concluded.
Whether Kanye West really is in such dire financial condition as he claims, only the rapper knows for sure. But one thing that is certainly true is that he surely has the kind of spendthrift tastes that require substantial amounts of money.
When he proposed Kim Kardashian for marriage back in October, 2013, he had hired an entire 41,000-capacity baseball stadium in San Francisco, along with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to tune into the occasion.
Although Kanye West claims to be in such huge amounts of debt, according to Celebritynetworth.com, Kanye West net worth is $145 million. The 38-year-old American producer, rapper, actor, and fashion designer was born in Atlanta, but raised by his mother first in Chicago and later in Illinois.
Kanye West, who is married to Kim Kardashian, has won more than 40 music awards, which include 21 Grammys, 7 BET awards, and 2 American Music Awards. One of the most acclaimed musicians of 21st century, he has sold more than 32 million albums worldwide.
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