Rapper Kanye West has always been one of the most entertaining figures on Twitter, and Sunday night was no exception: the entertainer revealed he is millions of dollars in debt, and pleaded with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Larry Page to bail him out.
West originally tweeted on Feb. 13 that he “owed 53 million dollars in personal debt,” shortly after he released his latest album, The Life of Pablo, which is currently exclusive to Tidal, and rocketed that app to the No. 1 free app on the iOS App Store. Then things started to take a turn for the weird, as he then asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg “to invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas”.
Then, beginning on Sunday night, West launched his “tweet storm” of related tweets, which turned into a cross between a “Shark Tank” presentation and an out-and-out plea for cash. (Yes, it goes on for a while, but it’s worth it.)
Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw…
There’s more, of course, but we only have so much space.
One of the more interesting elements of Kanye’s tweetstorm was his business plan to “influence,” well, pretty much everything. West pointed out, correctly, that he has expanded from rap into fashion, with the new season of his fashion line, Yeezy. Unfortunately, the San Francisco VC community apparently failed to recognize West’s genius in radiant energy, healthy fast food, holograms, and “yatchs”. Sorry, Yeezy.