Last week, Kanye West made controversial headlines with lyrics from his latest album. The album, titled The Life of Pablo, includes a song called “Famous.”
As Western Journal reported, Famous made headlines when West referred to Taylor Swift in a crude manner. “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b–ch famous,” West said in the rap song.
Now, apparently the rapper is having financial troubles. West tweeted Saturday night, “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we overcome… This is my true heart…” He pushed for fans to buy his new album in other tweets.
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At the same time West was tweeting about his supposed money woes, he apparently begged Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire founder of Facebook, to invest in his upcoming projects. On Sunday morning, West tweeted, “Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas.”
West, who was a guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, encouraged his fans to go get his new album; but fans were reportedly upset they had to download and purchase his Tidal app in order to hear his new music. West had claimed his album was available on his www.kanyewest.com website, but as of this writing, fans are still not able to purchase West’s new album on the site. Instead, only a looping audio message from rapper Yasiin Bey can be heard.
This is not the first time West has made claims of being impoverished. A year ago, West reported he had gone 16 million dollars into debt as a result of costs incurred in the launching of his Yeezy clothing line. West reportedly stated he was out of his league: “I was trying to play a sport that’s a billionaire sport. It’s not a millionaire sport…”
As it stands, possibly as a result of technical or financial difficulties, West has apparently decided to delay his album’s release for another week. He tweeted Sunday: “Please for all music lovers. Please subscribe to tidal!!! I decided not to sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal.”
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