Kanye, '$53M in Debt,' Asks Tech Billionaires for Cash

Here's looking at you, Mark Zuckerberg
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2016 6:16 AM CST
Updated Feb 15, 2016 6:25 AM CST
Kanye, '$53M in Debt,' Asks Tech Billionaires for Cash
In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, Kanye West gestures to the audience at the unveiling of the Yeezy collection and album release for his latest album, "The Life of Pablo," at Madison Square Garden in New York.   (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)

(Newser) – Kanye West's Twitter feed has gotten quite the workout this week, from his numerous explainers about his "endearing" lyric about the b---- Taylor Swift to Saturday's tweet that he's $53 million in "personal debt." If you thought that was the end of it, well, ha. On Sunday, Kanye put forth a new line of financial thinking: that Mark Zuckerberg should really help him out. "Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas," he tweeted, continuing with: "Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw..." and: "I am your favorite artist but you watch me barely breathe and still play my album in your house..."

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His tweets go on to address what he could do if only he had the cash: "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..." And he's apparently an equal-opportunity borrower: "hey Larry Page I’m down for your help too," he then tweeted, before turning from flattery to gentle digs: "you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country... All you guys had meetings with me and no one lifted a finger to help..." Mashable points out it's not a complete shot in the dark. Kanye "actually knows Zuckerberg (sort of)," by way of a performance the rapper gave at Facebook in 2010. Oh, and Monday probably isn't Zuck's bday, which Mashable believes is May 14. (Up for another Kanye Twitter rant? This one also took place in the last week.)

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