Kanye West Is $53 Million in Debt? Rapper Posts Surprising Tweet and Also Mentions Mark Zuckerberg

The rapper posted some surprising tweets after releasing his new album, The Life of Pablo

By Corinne Heller Feb 18, 2016 12:30 AMTags
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UPDATE: Mark Zuckerberg appears to have responded to Kanye West's recent tweets.

According to Complex.com, Steve Grimm, a software engineer who used to work at Facebook, posted a status that read: "Dear Kanye West: If you're going to ask the CEO of Facebook for a billion dollars, maybe don't do it on Twitter." As it turns out, Mark "liked" the post before it was deleted. 


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The rapper and husband of Kim Kardashian unleashed his stream of consciousness upon Twitter yet again, late on Saturday, as he celebrated the release of his new album, The Life of Pablo, his first major record in more than two years, which is now on Tidal exclusively. Among his tweets was one rather surprising one, about finances.

"Let's dance in the streets. I am consumed by my purpose to help the world," he saidadding, "I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome...This is my true heart...This is all all is fun all in good feelings... We will all be gone 100 years from now but what did we do to help while we were here!!!"

He also tweeted Sunday morning, "Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas after realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time."

The Facebook CEO has not commented.

The rapper, known for his online rants, had ranked No. 6 on Forbes' 2014 list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings, with an estimated $30 million in annual earnings. The outlet stated his 2013 Yeezus tour "added double-digit millions to his bottom line, helping him to a 50 percent jump in annual earnings."

Kanye and Kim also ranked No. 5 on Forbes' 2013 list of Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples, also with an estimated $30 million again. Kim is ranked No. 33 on Forbes' 2015 list of the World's Highest-Paid Celebrities with $52.5 million in annual earnings.

The Life of Pablo is the follow-up record to his 2013 Yeezus album. All seven of his previous albums have gone platinum, having sold at least 1 million copies in the United States.

Kanye had previewed his new album at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion show last week. He also performed tracks from it on SNL, during which he also took part in a rap battle.

(Originally published Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at 12:58 p.m PST)