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Do you remember when Kanye West went on Twitter and asked Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion to invest in his "ideas"?
Well, surprisingly enough, he didn't get a response and the rap megastar has apparently figured out the fairly obvious reason why.
He should have written to Zuckerberg on Facebook rather than tweeting.
"Yes, I should have put it on Facebook. Now I understand why he didn't hit me back," West admitted on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show Thursday.
"I understand that Zuckerberg doesn't use Twitter even though I have had dinner with him and his wife and told him about how I wanted to help the world."
West's plea for the $1 billion came during one of his Twitter tirades in February in which he claimed he was in $53 million worth of personal debt. He also asked Alphabet Chief Executive Larry Page for some money.
There was even a GoFundMe page for the rapper set up which raised about $7,300. West declined the money and it was instead given to Notes for Notes, a non-profit organization which builds, equips and staffs after-school recording studios.
Apparently West needs the money from Zuckerberg to fuel great ideas he has.
"I feel like that if I had more resources I can help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race existence within our 100 years better. Period," the rapper said.
The comments came during a wide-ranging rant on Ellen's show in which he talked about his clothing line and U.S. President Barack Obama.