We do not know how you manage to land yourself in 53 million dollars of personal debt, but if anyone can do it, Kanye West is the probably the man. He seems a person who does not do things by halves.
Over the weekend, West took a break from having a go at people via Twitter (Taylor Swift being the most recent target) and used the social media platform to confess that he is currently having some financial issues, and would appreciate the help of one Mark Zuckerberg to fund his ideas, as he does not have 'enough resources' to do so himself.
West began by making his money problems public:
He then reached out to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, directly asking him for the sum of ONE BILLION DOLLARS.
I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
West proceeded to acknowledge that it was Zuckerberg's birthday, so perhaps the timing of his request was not on point (but notably, failed to send MZ his best birthday wishes)
Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Faced with no response, West then urges his fans to put pressure on Zuckerberg to cough up some cash - It's estimated Mark Zuckerberg is worth $44.6bn and has made a number of large gifts in recent years - West it seems, is determined to get a look in...
Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
The barrage of Tweets on this theme continued...
World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
'I don’t have enough resources to create what I really can…' wrote Kanye - emploring the billionarie to hand over some money. And then, in case any more clarification was needed West explicitly stated: 'Mark, I am publicly asking you for help…', 'one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need'.
Things then took a turn and West suggested the people working at tech companies should give him money, rather than funding the opening of schools in Africa.
All you dudes in San Fran play rap music in your homes but never help the real artists…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
We're guessing Zuckerberg didn't pick up the phone to discuss this proposed donation.
you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016