by Jasmine Payoute

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Earlier this week CBS reported about Kanye West’s financial setbacks, after he asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for $1 Billion.

In a series of tweets the rapper said he was $53 Million in debt and needed the money to finance his ideas. So far, Mark Zuckerberg has refused to comment, but that did not stop his fans from coming to his rescue.

A fan, who goes by the name Jeremy Piatt, started a GoFundMe page to raise money for West.

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“We must open our hearts and wallets for Kanye today. Sure he is personally rich and can buy furs and houses for his family, but without our help, the true genius of Kanye West can’t be realized,” Piatt writes on the GoFundMe page. He continued by saying, “Great artists need to be supported financially to achieve their full potential.”

So far the GoFundMe page has raised more than $5,000 out of its $53 Million goal.

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With comments such as, “take this $5.00 and buy an ebook on Amazon about managing your personal funds,” it’s not exactly clear if people are taking Kanye’s mishap seriously.

But, just incase you wondering how West’s debt is doing,