Kanye West Says He’s $53 Million in Debt

Rapper launches Twitter tirade in which he asks Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion in “Kanye West ideas”

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Kanye West embarked on a Twitter tirade on Saturday and Sunday in which he stated he is “53 million dollars in personal debt.”

The rapper opened by explaining the meaning of the third and final title to his new album, “The Life of Pablo,” after which he tweeted, “Let’s dance in the streets. I am consumed by my purpose to help the world.”

He then buried the major news in his following tweet, when he said, “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt … Please pray we overcome … This is my true heart …”

The tweets came as West was set to appear on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” after which he released his new album two days behind schedule on the streaming service Tidal. His last message of Saturday evening was, “They are calling me to the SNL stage now … Speak soon …”

On Sunday morning, he issued a request to the founder of Facebook.

“Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas,” his tweet read. He then proceeded to tweet the seeming non sequitur: “after realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time,” and “Ima fix wolves” before sending out a plea to music listeners.

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

West clocked in at No. 20 on Forbes’ 2014 list of highest-paid celebrities, but has since dropped off.

Read the tweets below.