After claiming on Twitter that he is $53 million in debt and beseeching Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg for a billion dollars, rapper Kanye West continued posting a frenzied set of tweets Sunday demanding help, positing that he is “this generation’s Disney” and adding Google co-founder Larry Page to the mix.
“Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday,” West wrote Sunday, confusing Feb. 14 with Zuckerberg’s actual birthday of May 14, “but can you please call me by 2mrw . . . 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 . . . World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me . . . ”
West, 38, went on to say, “I’m this generation’s Disney,” evidently referring to the late Walt Disney, as The Walt Disney Company continues to exist in this generation.Photos: Kanye West
“I don’t have enough resources to create what I really can,” he wrote. “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 and I will always respect you for that and the world will love you . . . ”
Amid other tweets, West turned to Google’s co-founder to say, “hey Larry Page I’m down for your help too . . . All you dudes in San Fran play rap music in your homes but never help the real artists . . . you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country,” he added, erroneously referring to the African continent as a “country.” “If you want to help . . . help me . . . All you guys had meetings with me and no one lifted a finger to help.”
Neither Zuckerberg nor Page has a Twitter account.