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Kanye West Fans Crowdfund After Rapper Appeals to Billionaires, Says He's $53M in Debt

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Recording artist Kanye West performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Monday, 15 Feb 2016 11:18 AM

Kanye West fans are banning together to crowdfund for the rapper after he made a public Twitter appeal to the billionaires of the world to help him get out of a reported $53 million in debt.

Despite presenting his fashion line at Madison Square Garden and dropping his new album on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, West claims he is in dire straits.


He then made an appeal to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg...








And Google's Larry Page...


And then Silicon Valley as a whole, it seemed...


It appears no one has responded to West's appeals.

Picking up on his pleas, West fans launched multiple crowdfunding campaigns in an effort to help. According to Vocativ.com, many of the 30 or more fundraisers are jokes and only two have been able to raise any money at all.  

Though it's not clear whether the rapper turned fashion designer is serious, he did mention his mounting debt last year to BET, Vibe reported.

“I was trying to play a sport that’s a billionaire sport. It’s not a millionaire sport and I’m proud of the debt," he told the network, admitting he was $16 million in the hole after launching his clothing line. "I don’t care about somebody’s Ghost (Phantom) or somebody’s house. I care about my vision.”

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