Pitbull and Rick Ross Claim to Be Billionaires, Only Make About $9 Million a Year
Pit and Rozay, back in the day, before the "billions."
Believing a rapper who says "I'm a motherfuckin' billionaire" is just as ridiculous as believing a politician who says "I will be honest, accountable, and faithful to my wife."
Still, in pursuit of some LOLs, Bloomberg Businessweek (a publication that's owned, coincidentally, by billionaire and politician Michael Bloomberg) has assembled a snazzy infographic, comparing hip-hoppers' inflated lyrical boasts of wealth with actual annual income.
And predictably, two of the 305's biggest ballers are outed for fibbing about their finances.
Using earnings data culled from Forbes' "Cash Kings of Hip Hop" and "Forbes Five" lists, Businessweek basically argues that everybody in hip-hop (except maybe Jay-Z and Dr. Dre) is lying about his or her riches.
Of particular interest to Miami rap fans, though, Pitbull and Rick Ross get caught bragging about mythically massive stacks of cash money, despite the fact that they both pulled in less than ten milli last year.
As proof of Pitbull's financial falsehoods, Businessweek cites some lyrics from 2013's "Feel This Moment," a silly party track with Christina Aguilera that definitely should've been properly fact-checked.
"I see the future, but live for the moment/Make sense don't it," Pit spits. "Now make dollars, I mean billions/I'm a genius, I mean brilliant."
¡Mentiroso! Because the truth is Dat Lil Chico made only $9.5 million in 2012.