During a speech held at the White House Rose Garden, President Obama pushed for Congress to inject $1 billion dollars into saving hip hop entrepreneur Kanye West.
Recently West revealed on Twitter that he was $53 million in debt, and requested a $1 billion investment from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Obama expressed concern that West may succumb to the temptation of selling his art in order to make ends meet; citing Pharmabro Martin Shkreli’s $10 million offer to buy West’s unreleased album for his personal collection.
“We cannot afford to lose one our greatest national treasures,” said a tearful Obama. “Yeezy is too big to fail.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he would be open to the idea of a bailout if West could pass a completely random drug screening.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered a less flexible view of how to proceed.
“While nobody is a bigger fan of Yeezy than me, the next president should decide if he gets a bailout,” said McConnell.