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Kanye West Asks Mark Zuckerberg For $1 Billion Investment

Rapper Kanye West appeared to be flying high with the release of his new album "The Life of Pablo" on Feb. 12, his Yeezy clothing line's third season and a new video game based on his mother going to heaven.

The Verge notes that West rented out New York City's Madison Square Garden and paid more than 1,000 models for his Yeezy 3 fashion show, but then seemed to announce his personal massive debt before performing on "Saturday Night Live" on Feb. 13. It's not clear if the rapper is in financial trouble or if his posts have another intention.

West tweeted: "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 continued his financial Twitter pleas on Feb. 14, but targeted Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg:

"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 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…"

West also hit up one of the co-founders of Google for some spare change: "hey Larry Page I’m down for your help too …"

Along with his requests for money, West appeared to show some bitterness: "All you guys had meetings with me and no one lifted a finger to help…."

West's famous wife, Kim Kardashian West, made no mention of money troubles on her Twitter feed. She tweeted out a picture of herself and her husband on Feb. 14 with the caption: "My Valentine."

Sources: The Verge, Twitter (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) / Photo credit: Kim Kardashian West/Twitter

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