The rapper tweeted about his personal finances just before taking the SNL stage on Saturday (Feb. 13), asking his followers to “pray we overcome.” He then performed “Ultra Light Beams” (with Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, The-Dream, Kelly Price and a gospel choir) and “High Lights” (with Young Thug, The-Dream, Price and El DeBarge).
Following the appearance, he dropped The Life of Pablo on his website and on Tidal. As of Sunday (Feb. 14), however, the album is available only on Tidal. West took to Twitter again on Sunday to plead that his 18 million Twitter followers subscribe to Tidal if they want hear the new release, as he “decided to not sell my album for another week.”
West also used the social media platform to publicly call out Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to invest $1 billion in his work “after realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time.”