Kanye West Addresses $53 Million Debt in New Song 'Saint Pablo': 'My Wife Says I Can't Say No to Nobody'
By Alex Ungerman
Kanye West's ever-evolving The Life of Pablo album has a new closing track.
The 39-year-old rapper added the song, "Saint Pablo," as the closing track to the record on both Apple Music and Tidal, where he addresses his self-proclaimed $53 million debt, and money issues he and wife Kim Kardashian West face from friends who ask for financial support.
"My wife said, I can't say no to nobody, and at this rate we gon' both die broke," West raps in the song. "Got friends that ask me for money knowin' I'm in debt, and like my wife said, I still didn't say no."
Kanye raps a great deal on the downbeat track, which lends its title to the musician's upcoming "Saint Pablo" tour (which Kim hinted she may be live-streaming), and covers an expanse of topics from his characteristic bravado -- "this generation's closest thing to Einstein," he says -- to black-on-black crime, as well as Kanye's tendency to derive validation from the internet.
For instance, a line the rapper teased on Big Boy's Neighborhood radio show on L.A.'s Real 92.3 earlier this month made the final cut: "Checking Instagram comments to crowd-source my self esteem."