Kanye West Tweets More About $53 Million Debt: ‘Money Doesn’t Make Me Who I Am’

Twitter all day for Ye. As the rest of the music world celebrated the Grammys, Kanye West tweeted more about his $53 million debt late Monday, February 15, after begging Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg to help bail him out of his rather massive financial hole.

The T.L.O.P. rapper, 38, who shares two young kids with his wife, Kim Kardashian, fired off 26 tweets at around 3 a.m. EST. In his latest Twitter rant, West explained why he's been so transparent recently about his money problems.















West's elaborate update didn't stop there. The multi-hyphenate then opened up about his buzzed-about Yeezy Season 3 show from last week, which coincided with the release of his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo.











The "All Day" rapper first divulged his monetary woes on Valentine's Day, February 14, and requested that Facebook CEO Zuckerberg help him out by investing a whopping $1 billion into his "ideas." West also hit up Google cofounder Larry Page for funding.

Kanye West Michael Tran/FilmMagic

"Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw…" West tweeted to his 19 million-plus followers. “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… Mark, I am publicly asking you for help…one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need."

Zuckerberg, who is also a dad like West, has yet to respond. Meanwhile, West's wife, Kardashian, posted the cutest video of their 2-year-old daughter, North, on Monday, February 15.

West also dominated headlines on Tuesday for another reason. He and Taylor Swift are embroiled in a feud that got even uglier at the 2016 Grammys, as Swift accepted Album of the Year and called out West for his recent comments about how he supposedly made her famous. 

"There are going to be people along the way who are going to try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame," Swift told the crowd at the Staples Center in L.A. "But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there."

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