By: Evette Champion
When you’re supposedly the biggest superstar in the world (his words, not ours), you would assume that you’re pretty well off. Oh, and of course the fact that you’re married to Kim Kardashian who makes bank for one reason or another… So just imagine everyone’s surprise when West sent out a plea on February 13 for prayers with this tweet:
Now, we aren’t entirely sure if West is serious with these claims because he has been known to make statements just to grab attention. Apparently West is so committed to this “I’m broke” claim that he reached out to Mark Zuckerberg on Valentine’s Day to invest $1 billion “into Kanye West ideas” which would help lessen the burden on his bank account. Now if that isn’t a romantic Valentine’s Day gift…
Keep in mind, on the night of the tweet, West released his long-awaited album, “The Life of Pablo,” shortly after he performed two songs on Saturday Night Live. The album is available on his website, as well as on the streaming service, Tidal. Since the release, fans took to Twitter to complain about having to purchase a Tidal subscription simply to listen to the album and those who tried listening to it on West’s website were only able to hear a message from Mos Def.
It seems like West is spinning out of control at an alarming rate. Maybe he is losing touch with reality? Rhymefest, a rapper who has co-written some of West’s songs, responded to a tweet that seemed to question West’s Twitter and statements he makes in the media.
You have to admit that Kanye does say some pretty questionable things. Whether by saying he is the “greatest living artist and the greatest artist of all time” to saying that Bill Cosby is Innocent and that interesting slew of tweets aimed at Wiz Kahlifa.
Whatever the case may be, Kanye definitely knows how to keep us talking—be it for good or for bad.