Hip hop star and fashion designer Kanye West and former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli took to Twitter in individual rants on Sunday, lamenting their recent, and somewhat related, financial woes.
Late on Sunday night, West went on a Twitter rampage, telling his followers that he is $53 million in debt and appealing to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for financial help, the Guardian has reported.
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“World, please tweet, FaceTime, Facebook, Instagram, whatever you gotta do to get Mark to support me. … I’m this generation’s Disney,” the Guardian quoted of West’s Twitter posts.
Mark, I am publicly asking you for help…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
I know I can make the world a better place… I have done the impossible … I retook the throne of rap… I beat the fashion game…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
Earlier, and related to West’s upcoming album “The Life of Pablo,” former CEO Martin Shkreli, recently famous for driving up the price on a life-saving AIDS drug and for buying a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album for $2 million, claimed to have been swindled out of $15 million in an effort to buy West’s forthcoming album in a similar deal, theIndependentreported.
“Someone named Daquan said he was Kanye’s boy, and I signed the deal to buyPabloand sent the Bitcoin,” theIndependentquoted of Shkreli's Twitter posts. “Call the police this is bulls–t.”
I hope you all enjoy this stupid music SO much and the fact it has brought me so much pain and suffering. I quit rap.— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 14, 2016
And second of all I can make the money back faster than anyone so the joke is on YOU if you think I even care.— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 14, 2016
At the end of his Twitter plea, Shkreli assured his followers that he will indeed get his $15 million back with the help of Bitcoin founderSatoshi Nakamoto, according to the Guardian.