Rap star Kanye West is never far from his next statement of self aggrandisement. Last summer Kanye had U.K. music fans in uproar when he took to the Glastonbury main stage and proclaimed himself the world's "greatest living rock star" immediately before totally murdering a version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." It seems that West's estimation of himself has risen further still. It was reported in Inquisitr recently that Kanye had proclaimed himself "the greatest artist of all time" a claim that West repeated on Valentine's Day.One thing certainly stands out about Kanye West, he is certainly not lacking when it comes to self-confidence. On Sunday, West probably broke millions of hearts across the world when he took to Twitter to plead poverty. According to the Guardian West took to Twitter to bemoan the fact that he is some $53 million in debt.West then invited Mark Zuckerberg to "invest $1bn into Kanye West ideas … after realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time."It may have escaped Kanye's attention that Zuckerberg founded and built his huge fortune from Facebook. Maybe asking him for financial help on a rival social media platform wasn't the smartest idea that West ever had. Kanye's bizarre series of tweets didn't end there. West continued for hours with his bizarre pleas to Zuckerberg.
"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."Of course in typical fashion the internet reacted with hilarity to Kanye's pleas and West was subjected to a barrage of hilarious comments by those who were delighted to see him handed a slice of humble-pie. The Mirror reports that fast-food chain Pizza-Hut hit one right out out of the park by offering Kanye a job "kneading dough." Pizza Hut even followed up by posting a mock-up of Kanye's CV, which listed Kanye's skills as "rapping, fashion design, keeping straight face, being the greatest, and album cover design." If Kanye decides to accept a job a Pizza Hut he will undoubtedly become the world's greatest ever pizza maker. Who knows West may even go on to proclaim that he is the world's greatest ever bankrupt though that is unlikely to happen for some time yet as Kanye is believed to have assets totalling over $1 billion. It seems that West may simply be aiming to use other people's cash to further his business ideas. The Mirror reports that a crowd-funding page set up, probably as a joke, to get Kanye out of debt has raised a total of 0.0004 percent of its target.
The GoFundMe page has so fan raised a total of $289 towards the write off of Kanye's $53 million debt. The fundraiser, Jeremy Piatt says that great artists like Kanye need support to achieve their potential.
"As Kanye West has told us time and time again he is the 'greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time.' Great artists need to be supported financially to achieve their full potential."It doesn't seem that people have much sympathy for poor Kanye, so perhaps he will have to become the world's greatest pizza chef.
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