Claiming to be mired in a $53 million debt, the controversial hip-hop artist pleaded with Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion into Kanye West ideas to create what he “really can” since he’s the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time.
you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
However, Twitter didn’t take kindly to West’s comments implying its better to invest in Kanye West ideas than putting money into educational initiatives in various parts of the continent. The artist was trolled and heavily criticised.
@kanyewest one school is better than no schools …
— giuseppe (@giuseppbucc) February 15, 2016
Others condemned his perceived narcissistic personality.
@kanyewest Forget children in Africa..that's a Continent..btw…let's help you get richer…solid plan..????
— Ashton Wiley (@AshtonMosley) February 15, 2016
Kanye West criticizing Mark Zuckerberg for investing in schools in Africa & not on him shows what a selfish human being he is. #Garbage
— Freddy Martinez, J.D (@FreddyyMartinez) February 15, 2016
Some users took the mickey out of West, for getting his geography wrong by referring to the continent as a country and for asking for help from Facebook owner Zuckerberg on a platform he doesn’t have a personal account. Here are some of the tweets.
@kanyewest why don't you ask mark over FACEBOOK he ain't gon see your twitter
— am (@weekndrizzy) February 15, 2016
For someone who's in 53 million dollar debt, I would think those Apple sales would be useful. @kanyewest
— baeanca (@biancaluxe) February 15, 2016
— Sports + PLUS (@SportsPlusShow) February 15, 2016