The debt was apparently such a serious issue, Kanye even asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and some other billionaires if they could spare a dime:
So Jeremy Piatt created a GoFundMe page for Kanye, which has since raised a few hundred dollars towards the $53 million. That's a few hundred more than anyone could have predicted:
Piatt told Mashable that he actually plans to transfer the money to Kanye, and cannot keep it himself:
I am trying to reach out to Kanye or his people so the funds can be transferred to him. I have been in contact with GoFundMe and we've agreed to keep the page up, but I am not able to withdraw any money. The only people who will be able to withdraw money will be Kanye or his team.
Meanwhile, Kanye is keeping his Twitter account warm, and reminded us that he knows what it's like to be a common peasant:
That's neat, Kanye. Perhaps that "friend" will donate to the cause.