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Kanye West $53 million in debt, asks Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page for money

Despite Kanye's self-proclaimed success as the "greatest artist of all time", the US rapper has confessed he is in fact $53 million in debt.

West who is estimated to be worth somewhere north of $100 million, whose wife Kim Kardashian boosts the couple's net worth by nearly $50 million according to TMZ, took to Twitter to admit his financial struggles.

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"I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt ... Please pray we overcome ... This is my true heart..."

The confession came following a series of tweets explaining the naming of his newest album The Life of Pablo, claiming it was named after Paul the Apostle, "the most powerful messenger of the first century".

The rapper, who is well known for his random and untamed Tweets, made an informal request to the Google founder Larry Page Facebook co-founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion into "Kanye West ideas".

"Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas," Kanye said.

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"After realising he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time."

In the same marathon Twitter session he also begged fans to subscribe to Tidal.

"Please for all music lovers. Please subscribe to tidal I decided not to sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal," the American singer tweeted.

Fans have not reacted well to West's decision, using Mean Girls and Austin Powers memes to criticise the singer's decision.

"Stop trying to make TIDAL happen! It's not going to happen," Alfredo Murillo tweeted.

"TLOP or do you mean TFLOP," another said.

"HOW `BOUT NO!" Jordie said sharing an Austin Powers' meme criticising the singer.

TIDAL, owned by rapper Jay Z is a subscription based music streaming service that rivals the likes of Apple Music and Spotify but targets listeners who want a higher quality sound.

The service is backed by music A-listers including wife Beyonce, Usher, Madonna, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Kanye himself.

TIDAL was attacked by fans for its slow and poor service, with many paying for a subscription to the service but failing to retrieve West's album.

West has created quite a stir on Twitter in recent weeks with claims comedian Bill Cosby, who is currently facing sexual assault allegations, is innocent, as well as his controversial tweet surrounding pop singer Taylor Swift.

"I did not diss Taylor Swift and I've never dissed her...

"I called Taylor and had a (sic) hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings."

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