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Kanye West Asks Mark Zuckerberg To Invest $1 Billion In Kanye West

Update: Kanye says he would use money from investors to “bring more beautiful ideas to the world.”

February 15, 2016

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As well as announcing that The Life Of Pablo will not be out until February 21, Kanye West took to Twitter this weekend with a message for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The artist began by tweeting just before his SNL performance that he is $53 million in debt. After his performance, he tweeted the statement "Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas." Late on Sunday, he took up the subject again, making a public plea for Zuckerberg (as well as Google founder Larry Page) to call him. See all the relevant tweets below.


Zuckerberg—who hasn't tweeted since 2012—has been posting about unrelated matters on Facebook, and has yet to respond publicly to West.

Update, 2/15/2016, 2:25 p.m.: Kanye got back on Twitter to clarify his statements from last night.

Kanye returned to Twitter this afternoon to expand on yesterday's suggestion that he was deeply in debt. "Yes I am personally rich," he wrote, "and I can buy furs and houses for my family." "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[s] end up."

"I think the idea of being a celebrity a lot of times blocks the understanding of what my purpose is," the MC continued. "I am of service to the world with my art and I just want to serve more." Apparently a number of wealthy patrons are ready to aid him in this effort: "I am ultra light beaming right now. So many people have called or emailed to help today hedge fund guys billionaires etc."

Kanye also asked for patience: "I know I confuse you guys sometimes but please bare with me." Read his tweets below.

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