Kanye West Takes to Twitter to Ask Mark Zuckerberg for $1 Billion After Announcing He Has $53 Million in 'Personal Debt'
Kanye West needs Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page's help
West, whose Twitter announcements have made headlines multiple times in recent days, tweeted, “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we overcome… This is my true heart…”
The string began with an apparent reference to the apostle Paul, and later appears to reference the gospel artist (and new West collaborator) Kirk Franklin. He later reached out to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, tweeting, “Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas.”
He soon posted a follow-up tweet: “Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw…”
He then enlisted the help of the public to get the Facebook CEO’s attention.
“World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me…,” he wrote.
He also reached out to Google’s founder, Larry Page, tweeting a simple message: “hey Larry Page I’m down for your help too.”
It seems Saturday’s rant was just the beginning. West tweeted into the early hours of Monday, touching on topics ranging from the upcoming Grammy Awards and making the world a better place to his creative content company DONDA and the slang term “bruh” (brother).
“I’m practicing my Grammy Speech. I’m not going to the Grammys unless they promise me the Album of the Year!!!” he tweeted, later adding: “I will have over 100 Grammys before I die.”
He boasted of his accomplishments.
“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…,” he wrote in one tweet.
Meanwhile, a now-former West collaborator is speaking out about his own relationship with the outspoken hip-hop star, 38.
Replying to a follower’s request to co-write West’s Twitter and media statements, Rhymefest tweeted Friday, “my brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual & mental. He should step away from the public & yesmen & heal.”
He wrote something similar in reply to another request from a follower to collaborate with West again: “nah his mind and spirit isn’t right.”
Rhymefest (né Che Smith), who co-wrote West’s “Jesus Walks” and “New Slaves,” as well as John Legend‘s “Glory,” clarified in a tweet that he stopped working with West last month.
West’s seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, was released Sunday.
It’s been an eventful week on Twitter for the artist. Earlier this week he faced new controversy for saying that Bill Cosby is “innocent,” and for a new lyric (and his tweeted defense of said lyric) about Taylor Swift.