LOS ANGELES (Feb. 15, 2016) – Kanye West says he’s deeply in debt—and he’s turning to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for help.
In a series of impassioned tweets, West said he was $53 million in debt. The 38-year-old made the claim just before he released his eighth studio album, “Life of Pablo,” which premiered exclusively on Tidal before going on sale elsewhere.
“I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt,” he tweeted. “Please pray we overcome… This is my true heart.”
He reached out to Zuckerberg, asking the Facebook founder to call him.
“Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas,” he tweeted. “Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw.”
“You love hip hop, you love my art… I am your favorite artist but you watch me barely breathe and still play my album in your house.”
West referred to himself as “this generation’s Disney” but added that “I don’t have enough resources to create what I really can.”
Zuckerberg wasn’t the only billionaire to get Kanye’s attention–he also asked Google co-founder Larry Page for help.