Kanye West has taken to Twitter again after appealing to Silicon Valley billionaires to help bail him out after claiming to be $53m in debt.
He revealed on Twitter on Sunday that he is $53m in debt, writing: “Please pray we overcome. This is my true heart.”
He followed up by appealing directly to one of the world’s richest technology entrepreneurs – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas,” he wrote.
“Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your birthday but can you please call me by tomorrow?
“You love hip hop, you love my art … I am your favourite artist but you watch me barely breathe and still play my album in your house.”
He also asked for help from one of Google’s co-founders, adding: “Hey Larry Page I’m down for your help too.”
West later explained that he was not only asking for money for himself.
He tweeted: “I want to help the world and I need help to do it. I am an artist and I care about humanity.
“Yes I am personally rich 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.”
He added: 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 artists end up.
“Also for anyone that has money they know the first rule is to use other people’s money.”
West is not the first successful rapper to have money troubles.
Source : Gist Arena