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Kanye West wants $1 billion from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg


He’s “this generation’s Disney” and technology leaders like Mark Zuckerberg would be doing the world a favor by investing a cool $1 billion in his musical ambitions.

That was the gist of an early Monday tweetstorm by rapper Kanye West, hours after he raised questions about his personal finances with this tweet that hinted he has $53 million worth of debt:

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
In a fresh crop of posts, West made direct pleas to Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook Inc. FB, +0.10% , and Larry Page, Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL, +0.08% CEO and the co-founder of Google, asking that they funnel some cash into his ideas:

Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
Mark, I am publicly asking you for help…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
hey Larry Page I’m down for your help too …

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
West insinuated that Silicon Valley was full of hypocrites — executives who want to look cool listening to rap, yet never did anything to further growth in the music industry:

All you dudes in San Fran play rap music in your homes but never help the real artists…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
Read: This can’t be why Apple made Beats deal with Dre

The rapper made a thinly veiled reference to Zuckerberg’s education philanthropy — he is part of an investment group that aims to bring cheap, private education to millions of children across Africa and Asia. Frankly, said West, the money could be better spent helping him with his creative efforts, as he claimed to be the “Jordan and Steph Curry of music, meaning I’m the best of 2 generations”:

you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
if you want to help… help me…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
All you guys had meetings with me and no one lifted a finger to help….

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
But as West pleaded for money, his fans pleaded for the rapper to release his new “The Life of Pablo” album on iTunes and Spotify. The album is so far only available on Tidal, the subscription music service launched by rapper Jay Z earlier last year. West was reportedly was given a small stake in Tidal, along with Madonna and other artists.

Please for all music lovers. Please subscribe to tidal!!! I decided not to sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal.

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Tidal charges $20 a month for a high-fidelity version — described on Tidal as songs that haven’t been compressed down — and $10 month for standard quality on downloads. The service’s subscription base was up to 1 million, according to a tweet from Jay Z last year, but is still some ways from Apple Inc.’s AAPL, +0.31% Apple Music, which launched last summer and is believed to have more than 10 million subscribers.

As for West’s original $53 million debt tweet, said he had no regrets about owing money:

I know y'all tired of music controlled by money and perception. I'm proud of every dime of debt I got.

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
The music artist, who also runs fashion label Yeezy, is estimated to be worth an estimated $100 million, while wife Kim Kardashian is said to be worth $85 million. The rapper has designed a line of Yeezy low and high-top sneakers for Adidas ADS, +3.21% , which can sell for hundreds of dollars:

If he is indeed struggling with all that liability, West would probably be happy to know the company he keeps. Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at 35, leaving a mountain of debt.

Other more contemporary artists who fell on financial hard times include Marvin Gaye and pop-rap singer MC Hammer, who was in the audience at West’s fashion show and album listening party last week in Madison Square Garden. Then there’s Rapper 50 Cent, who filed for bankruptcy in July and claims he’s $28 million in debt — as he posted photos of wads of $100 bills in his refrigerator on Instagram.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kanye-west-wants-a-1-billion-from-facebooks-mark-zuckerberg-2016-02-15

No one wants to help you because you're a jackass, Kanye. Hope no one does help you.
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haha
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There's a lot of fake stuff about Kanye West on the web, but something tells me this isn't one of those, is it?
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Read the whole article and for a second thought your comment at the end was part of it. So funny! He's crazy
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George_z wrote:

There's a lot of fake stuff about Kanye West on the web, but something tells me this isn't one of those, is it?


My local news station even reported on this.

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Eh, who cares got nothing to do with me. He's an ass anyway.
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Don't care for the guy. Or his music for that matter.
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So he somehow got himself $53 million in debt (seriously, how?! ) and now the guy who invented facebook has to bail him out because... well, because he invented facebook so must have plenty of money. Yeah.. great logic Kanye.
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Well that's nice.. a nice try Kanye.

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D4nc3Style wrote:
My local news station even reported on this.



Yep, several of my national news sources are also reporting about it.
This is both hillarious as well as sad.
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D4nc3Style wrote:
My local news station even reported on this.



Yep, several of my national news sources are also reporting about it.
This is both hillarious as well as sad.


I was Kanyes twitter and he's really begging Mark Zuckerberg for help. It's rather funny.

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I'll help. Here's a penny
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Lol...

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maybe his twitter accoutn got hacked, and the hacker is having fun with his account.
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No one is giving this loser money. In 2015, Kayne's esitmated network was $180 million. Why wont Jay-Z help him. LOL

Kayne purchased his wife 150 Christmas gifts last Christmas.

West has lavished his wife with expensive gifts in the past, beginning with the $8 million 15-carat engagement ring he gave her when he proposed. According to Hollywood Take, it took $3 million to pull off his romantic proposal. West hired a 50-piece orchestra and rented the whole AT&T stadium for the special day.

In 2013, West spent $73,000 for a diamond Cartier bracelet as a Valentine's Gift for Kardashian. Also, he has gifted her with custom handpainted Hermes Birkin bags on several occasions.

Kim defended her push present choice. "We women go through an entire pregnancy carrying a baby. It only makes sense that we get something amazing to show how amazing we are," she concluded.

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