We had reached a point where we thought there was nothing Kanye West could say that would shock us anymore.
We were wrong.
Of all the things that have come out of his fingers (because he tweets, you know), we never expected this:
Is this a joke? Kanye doesn’t typically act the comedian, and the tweet didn’t have much of a humorous ring to it.
However, he posted it just prior to his appearance last night on Saturday Night Live, so maybe he was attempting to be funny? If so, he really isn’t good at it.
Just before posting the confounding message, Kanye tweeted:
Also a departure from Kanye’s typical ego-driven tweets, which normally contain self-aggrandizing language about his genius or brutal takedowns of critics.
Then, as we’re scratching our heads trying to make sense of it all, Kanye issues a plea to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg:
Okay, well that last one sounds like Kanye at least.
Still, it’s hard to believe this man is broke. Kanye’s a successful musician and charges ridiculous prices for items in his Yeezy clothing line, plus he’s married to Kim Kardashian, whose estimated net worth is $ 85 million.
The rapper certainly has a reputation for living large, and we’re sure his grand spectacle of a fashion show last Thursday cost a pretty penny – word has it he hired 1,200 extras to appear in the event, not including the models.
Could this be part of the reason he and Kim have been fighting of late? We can’t imagine the image-conscious reality star is pleased with her husband divulging information about their finances like that.
The obvious joke would be to quote a line from Kanye’s most famous song, “Gold Digger,” but we’ll resist.
Kanye’s made us hate him on numerous occasions, but we do hope he figures out this mess – or his tweet was in jest.
What do you say, Zuckerberg?