MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. - Heard about Kanye West's financial struggles recently?
You might have seen them mentioned on Twitter, where the artist has posted a series of incoherent ramblings over the past few weeks.
West tweeted to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Valentine's Day, asking him to invest $1 billion into "Kanye West ideas." He asked him again the next day, requesting Zuckerberg call him.
Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg I know it’s your bday but can you please call me by 2mrw…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
West later claimed to be $53 million in debt, saying he was in a place "that so many artists end up."
It is unclear whether West is truly in debt, or if the Tweets are a publicity stunt for his new album "The Life of Pablo," but at least one fan is eager to help.
Piatt, whose campaign aims to raise $53 million, wrote to supporters that they "must open our hearts and wallets for Kanye today. Sure he is personally rich and can buy furs and houses for his family, but without our help, the true genius of Kanye West can't be realized."
He went on to say that "great artists need to be supported financially to achieve their full potential," and asked fellow fans to be "the Medici family to Kanye."
So far, Piatt's campaign has raised just over $400 dollars... and several eyebrows. Commenters encouraged Piatt to donate the money he raises to a more worthy cause, with many questioning the sincerity of the campaign.
Many of the donations came from advertisers, who donated small sums for the opportunity to feature information about their business on the page.
Whether or not the page is real remains to be seen, but it certainly makes for an interesting read!