Kanye West Says He's $53M in Debt, Asks Mark Zuckerberg to Invest $1 Billion in His Ideas
West told his fans to subscribe to Tidal if they want hear his new album, as he “decided to not sell my album for another week.”
Aside from promoting his SNL performance and the release of new album The Life of Pablo on Twitter this weekend, Kanye West also said that he is $53 million in debt.
The rapper tweeted about his personal finances just before taking the SNL stage on Saturday (Feb. 13), asking his followers to “pray we overcome.” He then performed "Ultra Light Beams" (with Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, The-Dream, Kelly Price and a gospel choir) and "High Lights” (with Young Thug, The-Dream, Price and El DeBarge).
Following the appearance, he dropped The Life of Pablo on his website and on Tidal. As of Sunday (Feb. 14), however, the album is available only on Tidal. West took to Twitter again on Sunday to plead that his 18 million Twitter followers subscribe to Tidal if they want hear the new release, as he “decided to not sell my album for another week.”
West also used the social media platform to publicly call out Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to invest $1 billion in his work “after realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time.”
See his series of tweets below.
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
Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
after realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
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
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.