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Kanye West calls for cut to cost of education

Kanye West has called for the cost of education to be cut in his latest social media outburst.

The hip-hop superstar has taken to Twitter.com a number of times this week (beg15Feb16), promoting his new album The Life Of Pablo, claiming to be $53 million in debt and asking billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to fund his artistic ideas.


In his latest series of Tweets on Tuesday (16Feb16), the rapper made a political plea to lower the cost of education, referencing a friend who despite a healthy wage, struggles to afford her son's school textbooks.


"I have a friend who works really hard and makes $370 dollars a day...," he wrote, "Her son just got in a really good school and his textbooks are like $400 dollars each...I mean, his mom has to work 2 days just to afford 1 book for her son ...she's giving everything she has to make sure her son has a better future..."


Citing late Apple founder Steve Jobs, Kanye continued his call for affordable schooling, writing, "Steve Jobs wanted to lower the cost of textbooks... Education puts Americans into debt before they even get a chance to get started...We have to lower the price of textbooks..."


Referencing comments made last year (15) that he would like to run for President in 2020, he added, "I'd rather teachers got paid more and books cost less ... #2020."