The producer, who claims to be this generation's "Walt Disney," is looking for cash...
After releasing his hotly anticipated ninth studio album, The Life of Pablo, and his third Adidas clothing line over the last five days, rapper Kanye West took to Twitter yesterday to claim that he is $53m in debt.
Today Mr West has publically reached out to tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg to clear this debt and to invest in new projects under his 'Donda' umbrella, which he describes as a communications company.
Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
To fund his ideas, the Chicagoan rapper has also called on and Google co-founder Larry Page to provide finance.
Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
Overnight Mr West posted the following thread on his personal Twitter account:
"Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw … 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 … World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me … I’m this generation’s Disney … I want to bring dope shit to the world … I don’t have enough resources to create what I really can."
Here is my Donda chart that I wrote 4 years ago that everyone laughed at… pic.twitter.com/g1po6Z3H55— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
He also re-posted a graph charting Donda's ambitions as stated four years ago which covers everything from music services to alternative energies and medical research.
The musician has previously vented his frustration while collaborating his corporations to fund ideas, the most high profile of which was his public falling out with Nike after creating two lines of shoes. He subsequently signed a deal with Adidas to create both footwear and clothing lines.
During the press tour for 2013's Yeezus, which coincided with his breakup with Nike, the producer said that he had lost money on his original high-fashion clothing lines, and this despite his fame he lacked the financial clout to make apparel aimed at a mass market.
Kanye West has appeared at Facebooks offices in San Francisco for private performances, it is unclear if he is a personal acquaintance of Mark Zuckerberg, who is worth a reported $36bn.
Mr Zuckerberg and Mr Page are yet to publically respond to the tweets.