Both have ploughed their own money into projects that have yet to pay off, but theyre far from the first( or the worst) delinquents just ask Fleetwood Mac
Mention Louis CK and Kanye West and you probably think of one of the greatest comic minds of his generation and the most famous rapper on the planet( some consider Kanye to be the greatest comic mind of his generation, but thats another matter ).
What you may not immediately associate both gentlemen with, given their successes of the last decade, is penury and bankruptcy. But that does seem to have become their fate. Sort of, anyway: CK recently told radio host Howard Stern that he lost millions of dollars from the first season of his uncompromising dramedy Horace and Pete while earlier this year, West announced on Twitter that he was $ 53 m in debt as a result of his forays in the fashion industry.
Yes I am personally rich and I can buy furs and homes, he reassured his fans, but I require access to more money in order to bring more beautiful ideas to the world. Now, you might argue with Wests contention that his ventures musical, way or otherwise constitute beautiful notions, but theres little denying the world would be a poorer place, artistically, without mavericks such as CK and West prepared to risk financial adversity in order toachieve their creative dreams.
Meanwhile, they can both take comfort in the knowledge that theyre hardly the first to go out on an economic limb.
Fleetwood Mac: Tusk( 1979)
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