Kanye West Says He's 'Personally Rich' but Needs Cash to 'Bring More Beautiful Ideas to the World' After $53 Million in Debt Tweet
"If I spent my money on my ideas I could not afford to take care of my family," Kanye West tweeted Monday
On Monday, the rapper took it upon himself to clarify his string of tweets from Sunday, in which he referenced being “$53 million dollars in personal debt” and publicly asked Facebook-founding billionaire Mark Zuckerberg for help.
“I just feel rich people are always too cool to ask for help trying to impress each other at dinner parties,” wrote West, 38, explaining that he wants “to help the world” and needs “help to do it.”
West then went on to seemingly clarify that he has his own money but wants to enlist the help of others to fund his future business endeavors.
“Yes I am personally rich and I can buy furs and houses for my family,” he wrote, adding, “but I need access to more money in order to bring more beautiful ideas to the world.”
“If I spent my money on my ideas I could not afford to take care of my family. I am in a place that so many artist end up,” he continued.
West then followed up with his own words of wisdom: “Also for anyone that has money they know the first rule is to use other people’s money.”
The rapper/fashion designer credited Adidas with helping him launch Yeezy Season 3 and his latest album at Madison Square Garden in New York City last week, and he promised plenty more to come, saying, “World, what I’m telling you is that was just a small sketch for what I will bring you.”
“I am of service to the world with my art and I just want to serve more,” he continued.
West went on to reference “Ultra Light Beams,” a song on his new album, The Life of Pablo, and claimed that since his Zuckerberg plea, other wealthy individuals have reached out to support him.
“I am ultra light beaming right now. So many people have called or emailed to help today hedge fund guys billionaires etc…” he wrote.
He added, “I know I confuse you guys sometimes but please bare [sic] with me.”
“If the self proclaimed cockiest person in the world can lay his personal business on the line then please people see my heart,” he continued. “No matter what level you’re at in life there is still a struggle.”
West signed off with a final message to his fans: “People wanted me to tweet again well here’s some tweets!!!”
“Both make a lot of money, and money is not a problem with them. They keep their accounts basically separate,” the source said, explaining that West will “talk about ‘my money’ and ‘her money.’ “