Mark Zuckerberg is responding to Kanye West’s recent request for $1 billion — kind of.
Although Zuckerberg, the billionaire behind the social media site Facebook, hasn’t officially responded to West’s pretty outrageous claim with a statement of his own, several reports are claiming that the businessman responded in his own way – on Facebook, of course.
According to a report by Complex, Zuckerberg took to the social media site he co-founded in 2004 on February 15 to respond to Kanye’s money request, and it looks like Kim Kardashian’s husband probably won’t be getting any cash from the businessman.
The site is reporting that Zuckerberg “liked” a now-deleted post by software engineer Steve Grimm, who allegedly used to work for Facebook, which read, “Dear Kanye West: If you’re going to ask the CEO of Facebook for a billion dollars, maybe don’t do it on Twitter.”
While we’re guessing Mark probably wouldn’t be reaching his hands into his pretty deep pockets even if Kanye had posted his request on Facebook rather that Twitter, Zuckerberg’s somewhat response appears to confirm that word of Kanye’s money hopes did, in fact, get back to the billionaire.
Kanye first took to Twitter to request the huge sum of money from the Facebook founder earlier this week, where he went on a bizarre rant claiming that he was $53 million in debt and needed Mark’s money to continue making art.
“Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas,” West wrote on the 140-character site on Valentine’s Day, which he followed up with a slew of other eyebrow-raising claims.
“Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw,” Kanye West continued, directing his rambling tweets to Zuckerberg. “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 then asked his more than 19 million followers to get Zuckerberg’s attention, asking them to use every and any social media platform to reach the billionaire.
“World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me,” West tweeted out, even describing himself as “this generation’s Disney.”
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) February 17, 2016
“Mark, I am publicly asking you for help,” West added, “one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need and I will always respect you for that and the world will love you.”
“I want to bring dope s*** to the world… I don’t have enough resources to create what I really can,” Kaye continued on the social media site, before expanding his search for $1 billion to anyone else who can spare the cash.
“All you dudes in San [Francisco] play rap music in your homes but never help the real artists,” Kanye West added before claiming that donating millions to him would be money better spent than if it was sent in aid to the continent of Africa, which West inaccurately tweeted was a country.
“You’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country,” West said.
“All you guys had meetings with me and no one lifted a finger to help,” Kanye then continued on the 140-character site earlier this week, before claiming that he believes “rich people are always too cool to ask for help trying to impress each other at dinner parties.”
Unsurprisingly, it looks like Kanye West will have to keep looking for that $1 billion.
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