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Kanye West Begs Mark Zuckerberg For US$1B Investment In Bizarre Tweets

02/16/2016 12:28 EST | Updated 02/17/2016 04:59 EST

This could be another piece of performance art from Yeezy, but it's a bold one.

After tweeting Saturday that he was US$53 million in debt, Kanye West made a public plea to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with Alphabet CEO Larry Page, to invest in his art.

An investment of a billion dollars, to be exact.

Some cast doubt on the claim that Kanye was really so deep in the red, with one source telling Hollywood Life he's just trying to get attention.

“From claiming Bill Cosby is innocent, to dissing Taylor Swift, to suggesting that he’s running for president and making wild claims about being in debt, Kanye is doing exactly what he set out to do — create tremendous buzz and interesting in his business endeavors.”

As Sam Wolfson points out in Vice, the 38-year-old has had some big expenditures, including renting out Madison Square Garden in New York City for his fashion show on Thursday.

But Kanye also has a number of income streams. Along with his music, he is a co-owner of streaming service Tidal, and has his own line of Adidas Yeezy clothing, which he previewed at said show last week.

No word on whether Zuckerberg or Page are interested in this sort of business venture, or if they'll even see Kanye's tweets — Newsy reminds us that neither of them are big Twitter users. Also, Zuckerberg's birthday is in May.

However, the Facebook founder did like a status update from a former employee, who questioned why Kanye would ask Zuckerberg for help on Twitter.

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