At a time when millions of Americans are struggling with personal finances, one of the world's biggest music stars revealed he's not immune to the same syndrome.
In the wake of releasing his highly anticipated new album, Kanye West revealed to his 18.7 million Twitter followers that he was burdened with more than $50 million of debt. The news capped off what should have been a victory lap for the rapper, who late last week unveiled his new clothing line and made an appearance on "Saturday Night Live."
If West's confession is true, the famously volatile artist appears to have plenty of company. The world of celebrity is peppered with musicians, actors and athletes who have reaped fortunes, only to hit rough financial shoals through a combination of overspending, fraud and mismanagement.