(NBCNEWS) — It wouldn’t be a typical week in the Kanye West hype machine without some head-scratching moments— this time around they included a Bill Cosby endorsement and a second Taylor Swift feud.

But on Saturday night, prior to releasing his eighth studio album and performing on “Saturday Night Live,” the rapper disclosed perhaps his biggest shocker yet when he revealed that he was $53 million in debt.
Kanye West reveals he’s in debt amidst album release 1:48

The 38 year-old West made the claim on Twitter shortly before the highly-anticipated album premiered exclusively on Tidal and his website.

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