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.
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.