Kanye West has taken to Twitter again after appealing to Silicon Valley billionaires to help bail him out after claiming to be $53m in debt.
He revealed on Twitter on Sunday that he is $53m in debt, writing: “Please pray we overcome. This is my true heart.”
He followed up by appealing directly to one of the world’s richest technology entrepreneurs – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas,” he wrote.
“Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your birthday but can you please call me by tomorrow? “You love hip hop, you love my art … I am your favourite artist but you watch me barely breathe and still play my album in your house.”
He also asked for help from one of Google’s co-founders, adding: “Hey Larry Page I’m down for your help too.”
West later explained that he was not only asking for money for himself.
He tweeted: “I want to help the world and I need help to do it. I am an artist and I care about humanity.
“Yes I am personally rich and I can buy furs and houses for my family.
“But I need access to more money in order to bring more beautiful ideas to the world.”
West is not the first successful rapper to have money troubles.