Mark Zuckerberg responds to Kanye West’s plea

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It appears that Mark Zuckerberg has responded to Kanye West. As previously reported, the controversial hip hop heavyweight went on an odd Twitter rant earlier this week, where he sent a plea to both the chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Alphabet, Inc.’s CEO and the co-founder of Google, Larry Page, to financially back his “ideas.”

“Let’s dance in the streets. I am consumed by my purpose to help the world,” he began, adding, “I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt… Please pray we overcome…This is my true heart…This is all all is fun all in good feelings… We will all be gone 100 years from now but what did we do to help while we were here!!!”:

Now, according to Complex, Steve Grimm, a software engineer who formerly worked at Facebook, posted a status via Twitter writing, “Dear Kanye West: If you’re going to ask the CEO of Facebook for a billion dollars, maybe don’t do it on Twitter.” As it turns out, Zuckerberg himself “liked” the tweet before it was deleted. If you ask us, it appears the Chicago native has received his answer.

West, who was ranked No. 6 on Forbes’ 2014 list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings, earned an estimated $30 million in annual earnings, with his 2013 Yeezus tour adding “double-digit millions to his bottom line, helping him to a 50 percent jump in annual earnings.” In 2013, he and his wife, Kim Kardashian were ranked No. 5 on Forbes’ list of Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples, with yet another estimated $30 million in earnings. Not to mention, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star is ranked No. 33 on Forbes’ 2015 list of the World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities with $52.5 million in annual earnings.

His recently released Life of Pablo is the follow-up record to his 2013 Yeezus album. All seven of his previous albums have gone platinum, having sold at least 1 million copies in the United States.

While we understand Yeezy has plugged a lot of his own money into his “ideas,” his debt appears to be more of a money management issue as opposed to just not having enough. In saying that, do you think celebrities like The Game (who recently made a major donation to Ye) or Zuckerberg should be lending the artist a helping hand? Sound off in the comment section below.

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