Kanye West has never been a very traditional figure, whether in his personal life or his artistic life. Continuing his long string of weird career moves, Kanye became a beggar. He took to Twitter to beg Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (ironic, right?) for money. And not just a little money. Kanye begged Zuckerberg for $53 million dollars.
On February 13, Kanye tweeted that he is $53 million dollars in personal debt. Yes, KANYE WEST is $53 million dollars in personal debt.
But just a day later, it appears that Kanye tweeted that he wanted Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion dollars in his ideas — a proposal that’s a bit different than his personal debt. Kanye’s reasoning for why Zuckerberg would want to invest that much money in him? Because he’s the greatest artist of all time. Big surprise there.
Kanye went on to proclaim himself to be this generation’s Disney.
The musician’s fans seemed a little dumbfounded about Kanye’s tweets. This is the same man who makes apparel that features a tank top for $160.
It’s unclear why Kanye would think that tweeting to Zuckerberg would be the way to his heart. Zuckerberg hasn’t publicly responded to Kanye’s begging, but Zuckerberg made news of his own a few months ago when he decided to “give away” his fortune.
Kanye has been in the news lately for his new album, The Life of Pablo, but rather than release the album in a traditional way, the greatest artist of all time has decided to only stream the album via Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal.
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