Despite selling millions of records and a huge career in music, he told his followers before performing on “Saturday Night Live," "I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart…”
West also made a personal plea to Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, who is worth billions. "Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas after realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time. Mark, I am publicly asking you for help… one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need and I will always respect you for that and the world will love you…"
He continued, "World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me…"
Kanye also called for help from Google co-founder Larry Page. He tweeted, "hey Larry Page I’m down for your help too… All you dudes in San Fran play rap music in your homes but never help the real artists… you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country… if you want to help… help me…”
Check out some more tweets from his tirade below!
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!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Please for all music lovers. Please subscribe to tidal!!! I decided not to sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Tidal is also funding a lot of my scripted content ideas. It's a new day people. More Ultra Light Dreams to be realized.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
I'm practicing my Grammy Speech. I'm not going to the Grammys unless they promise me the Album of the Year!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
I made Dark Fantasy and Watch the Throne in one year and wasn't nominated for either ... I will have over 100 Grammys before I die.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
I know y'all tired of music controlled by money and perception. I'm proud of every dime of debt I got.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
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 …— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
I don’t have enough resources to create what I really can…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
All you guys had meetings with me and no one lifted a finger to help….— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016