Sunday night on Twitter, Kanye West asked Mark Zuckerberg for a bunch of money. Specifically, one billion dollars. His request might be related to another of Kanye's tweets, in which he said he's $53 million dollars in debt. Or it might just be Kanye being Kanye.
Kanye acknowledged that he was asking this on Zuckerberg's birthday (although Zuckerberg's birthday is actually in May). Still, he didn't wish him happy birthday, he just requested a phone call:
Kanye didn't stop with Zuckerberg; he also asked Google co-founder Larry Page for assistance:
He then insisted it would by hypocritical for tech moguls in Silicon Valley not to support him, and that he deserves money more than non-profit initiatives:
It's unclear at this point whether Kanye has become completely unhinged, if Kanye really needs the money, or if these Twitter rants were publicity stunts to coincide with the release of his new album. If the latter, he's done a great job. Kanye's been a prominent focus in recent celebrity news ever since Amber Rose implied he likes butt stuff.
And outside of Twitter, Kanye's lyrics themselves are also generating controversy. He made a sexual reference to Taylor Swift in one new song, which she immediately criticized as misogynistic.
Worth noting is that before beginning last night's crusade for Silicon Valley dollars, Kanye was certain to plug the streaming music service Tidal (he's a part-owner):
So if this is all business-related, he might know what he's doing after all.
Yeezy finished last night's Twitter rant with a question that has riddled humanity for centuries: