Kanye West is vowing that he’ll only attend tonight’s Grammy Awards if the academy promise he’ll win the prestigious Album of the Year award.
West made the admission in the latest of a bizarre string of tweets posted on his official account over the past few days, which also included the bombshell that he’s allegedly $53 million in debt.
West’s latest outrageous remark came when he took to the social media site on February 14, where he told his more than 18 million fans that he was “practicing [his] Grammy Speech” ahead of the big music event taking place in Los Angeles tonight.
“I’m not going to the Grammys unless they promise me the Album of the Year!!!” West vowed in a tweet that has already been liked more than 34,000 times.
According to several screen unconfirmed screenshots, the Grammy’s allegedly tweeted back to West “well don’t come” following West’s outburst, although the supposed response now appears to have been deleted.
While Kanye does not have any of his own albums eligible for the Album of the Year award at this year’s Grammy Awards, West could possibly take home the much-sought-after award for his efforts as a producer on The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness.
Kanye is also nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for the track “All Day” as well as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for featuring on Big Sean’s “One Man Can Change the World.”
But it’s not just Kanye West’s Grammy demands that have been causing controversy for the “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” singer.
Kanye has raised eyebrows over the past few weeks for his increasingly bizarre Twitter rants, which most recently included a desperate plea to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to give him money to continue making music.
“Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw,” West wrote on Twitter on February 14. “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… Mark, I am publicly asking you for help.”
Kanye, who CelebrityNetWorth is claiming is — or, at least, was at one time — worth an estimated $145 million, then appeared to claim that donating money to help him create a new album would be better spent on him than as an aid donation to fight poverty in Africa.
“You’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country,” West controversially tweeted out. “If you want to help… help me… I promise I’m going to make the world dope… all I do is make s*** dope #facts.”
West then referred to himself as “this generation’s [Walt] Disney” in another unusual message on the site, where he told fans, “I want to bring dope s*** to the world,” but he then confessed that he doesn’t “have enough resources to create what I really can.”
But as Kanye West continues to tweet, his friends and family are allegedly growing increasingly worried for his mental health following his recent Twitter rants. Most recently, Kanye’s friend and co-writer Rhymefest used the 140-character site to confess that he thinks West “needs counselling.”
“His mind and spirit [aren’t] right,” the musician wrote, before tweeting out, “my brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual & mental. He should step away from the public & yesmen & heal.”
“I love my brother. I pray for his health not our entertainment,” Rhymefest said of Kanye in another message.
What do you think of Kanye West’s recent social media outbursts?
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