Kanye West Claims He Has $53m Debt, Asks Facebook and Google Founders to Invest $1bn in His Ideas

15 February 2016, 13:12 | Updated: 15 February 2016, 13:18

Kanye West receives the Vanguard Video Award at th

Yeezy accused Silicon Valley of writing him off

Kanye West has claimed that he is $53m in debt and has asked the founders of Facebook and Google for financial backing for his ideas.

The rapper revealed in a tweet on Saturday that he is “53 million dollars in personal debt”. 

The next day West directly asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1bn in his ideas.

“World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me…,” he wrote.

Yeezy also hit out at the tech industry accusing Silicon Valley of writing him off in the series of tweets posted on Sunday. 

West released his seventh studio album, ‘The Life of Pablo’, on Saturday following his epic SNL performance.

The rapper was joined by Chance The Rapper, The Dream and more to perform 'Ultra Light Beams' and 'Highlights'.