Kanye West has issued many controversial, bizarre tweets in recent months – from his claims of Bill Cosby’s innocence to his continuous corrections of his track list to new LP, The Life of Pablo. But one of his most talked-about Twitter sprees focused on being “53 million dollars in personal debt” and his plan to “overcome” by seeking out wealthy investors. Stephen Colbert had a field day with West’s tweets on Tuesday’s Late Show, roasting the rapper-producer on his unorthodox business methods.
But first, he poked fun at West’s recent Grammy Awards boycott. “Kanye West was a no-show at the ceremony after threatening to boycott the Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, despite not being nominated for Album of the Year,” Colbert said. “Same reason he refuses to attend the Westminster Dog Show.”
The host also referenced Taylor Swift’s Album of the Year acceptance speech, which seemingly alluded to West’s new album lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” “Kanye, I have a feeling the odds of you having sex with Taylor Swift are about the same as winning a Grammy you weren’t nominated for,” Colbert cracked.
But the segment focused primarily on West’s debt and Twitter-hosted investment requests – including “Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas.” “Brilliant!” Colbert said. “I can’t think of a better way to reach out to the founder of Facebook than the one place he’s sure to look: Twitter.”
West recently tweeted a link to his Donda idea chart, which categorized ideas including “7 Screen Movie Experience” and “Emoticon Auto Correct.” Colbert joked that “It’s like an eight-year-old imagining their dream treehouse.”