Kanye West Explains He's "Personally Rich" But Needs "Other People's Money" for Business Projects

"I am of service to the world with my art and I just want to serve more," rapper proclaims on Twitter

By Rebecca Macatee Feb 15, 2016 8:03 PMTags
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Yes, Kanye West, you're right: We are confused, but thanks for trying to explain.

The rapper returned to Twitter Monday to explain why he asked Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg for money (and claimed to be $53 million in debt).

"Yes I am personally rich and I can buy furs and houses for my family," he wrote. "but I need access to more money in order to bring more beautiful ideas to the world…If I spent my money on my ideas I could not afford to take care of my family. I am in a place that so many artist end up."

"Also for anyone that has money they know the first rule is to use other people's money," he added. "I could not have done the MSG without Adidas but world, what I'm telling you is that was just a small sketch for what I will bring you."

"There are people who support artist and philanthropist…and I think the idea of being a celebrity a lot of times blocks the understanding of what my purpose is," he went on. "I am of service to the world with my art and I just want to serve more."

"I am ultra light beaming right now. So many people have called or emailed to help today hedge fund guys billionaires etc…" he tweeted.

"I know I confuse you guys sometimes but please bare with me," he wrote. "This is a God dream…but if the self proclaimed cockiest person in the world can lay his personal business on the line then please people see my heart."

"No matter what level you're at in life there is still a struggle," he added. "and a balance art family perception friends family politics and the f--king manipulators."

He (seemingly) concluded his latest rant, writing, "People wanted me to tweet again well here's some tweets!!!"

Thanks, Yeezy.