Kanye West Wants Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page As Investors; Apple, Take Note
Kanye West took to Twitter to ask Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google Founder Larry Page to invest $1 billion in his ideas. The Twitterverse is laughing but I am not. Considering West’s ability to drive traffic and success in the music business, Apple should be very concerned that West may take ideas they discussed last year and use them as the basis for a new effort.
While West is said to be about $54 million in debt, he is said to be worth $145 million – so don’t cry for him. However, it’s clear that something went wrong in talks regarding either the app Tidal or with Apple, or both – and Kanye West is seeking a new partner.
Zuckerberg could buy West’s music collection for $1 billion and create a new kind of music distribution and perhaps production system within Facebook. Or Facebook and Google could work with West on a new Hip Hop based effort that brings other artists together.
Indeed, Taylor Swift, who took herself off Spotify, may want in.