Business Week Ranks Rappers Who Lie about their Wealth

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  • Pitbull and Nicki Minaj are among the worst offenders when it comes to rappers claiming to make more money than they actually do, according to a new report.

    Both stars have boasted of making a billion in recent song lyrics, but research carried out by Business Week proves otherwise.

    The financial website was inspired to look into the numbers after hearing Jay-Z’s new “Magna Carta Holy Grail” track “Versus,” which blasts rappers who falsely claim a higher financial bracket.

    Pitbull tops the list of rappers whose actual earnings come in way under their lyrical brags. The star claimed in his 2012 song “Feel This Moment”: “Now make dollars, I mean billions, I’m a genius.” His reported 2012 earnings, however, come in at mere $9.5 million.

    Nicki Minaj placed second on the graph after saying she made a billion in her track “Up In Flames,” but her reported earnings in 2012 was $15.5 million.

    Jay-Z came off best after claiming to have made half a billion, with his net worth coming in at $475 million.

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    3 thoughts on “Business Week Ranks Rappers Who Lie about their Wealth

    1. Overall,a vast % already knew that these rappers lie anyway. I wonder why would somebody believe them anyway.
      Since they are not giving me a dime or helping other poor people some of their fans.
      I make sure not to buy their cheesy records.

      • I agree with you. They are selfish as hell, they love bragging about their material things and when do you ever hear them going into the hood/low income neighborhoods dropping money where it;s despritely needed? I am so sick of them! Our children spend money on their records and concerts, but when they give things away which they should because their money comes from the youth’s pocket. Non of their garbage is playing on my DVD! Give me some Frankie Beverly & Maze!!!!!!!!!!!

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