Friday, February 19, 2016
Kanye West Begs Mark Zuckerberg for Help
Kanye West has been mocked on Twitter, after claiming to be $US53 million in debt and asking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for help.
The music artist, known for his Twitter tirades, took to the social media platform to inform his followers of his apparent financial problems, asking fans to "pray" for him.
In a separate tweet, West asked Mr Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion into his ideas.
"Mark Zuckerberg I know it's your [birthday] tomorrow, but can you please call me," he wrote.
"World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, Instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me."
Social media users immediately took to Twitter to mock West's request, starting the hashtag #TellMarkZuckerbergWhatYouNeed.
Some people shared photos of expensive cars and homes, while others were more modest in their requests.
Twitter user Tony Lopez asked for a Pepsi, while Slaviska asked for "a new PC".
Some pointed out that West's request was likely misdirected, as Mr Zuckerberg does not have a Twitter account.
The tweets were among several sent by West in the past day, with the rapper also announcing he had delayed the release of his next album The Life of Pablo by one week.
West said he needed to work on the track Wolves, which features fellow artists Frank Ocean and Caroline Shaw.
The Grammy-winning artist launched the album in Madison Square Garden in New York last Thursday, NME reported.