Pitbull and Rick Ross Claim to Be Billionaires, Only Make About $9 Million a Year

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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.

See also:
-Pitbull Ranked Ninth Worst Rapper of All Time

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Via businessweek.com

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.



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37 comments
Adam Rz
Adam Rz

Who cares they make more money then anyone who works at the New Times ! Represent that biatch!

Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez
Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez

Once again new times tryna make headlines out of sum dumb pointless shit.. way to go...sike

Jose Arpajon
Jose Arpajon

Its obvious they are not billionaires but they most likely make a ton of money off the books. Keep in mind club appearances and private performances are generally paid cash.

almost.famous.player
almost.famous.player

is everything people say in songs nowadays an actual fact? seriously? so everything that everybody ever said in their lyrics is true now?

what makes for good music is not usually 100% accurate. If their lyrical compositions (with creative license) is what their counting then this article and all others like it are pathetic

Oa Brown
Oa Brown

do we really care about that? i'm a thousandaire, a million and a billion are the same in my eyes.

Peter Izaak
Peter Izaak

They full of bull , Red Bull S Hit please in one year they will be broke thinking like that That we are so stupid to Believe pipe breams

Danny Cespedes
Danny Cespedes

Even with all the features they do on each others' albums. That's the commercial music game folks. They feature other artists on every song on their album so they can all make money, and that's why you see so many "remixes."

Scott Smith
Scott Smith

Doesn't surprise me He claims his name Is Rick Ross LIAR

Cisco Bazan
Cisco Bazan

Don't hate, Pitbull saved my life. I was involved in a horrible accident and I was in a coma. Doctors didn't think I was gonna make it. The nurse came in with a radio and played some pitbull songs. I finally got up to turn that shit off. Thank you pitbull.

Rod Dacomic Carlton
Rod Dacomic Carlton

Never heard Ross claim to be a billionaire!! What song did he say those words in?

Mike Grace
Mike Grace

a co and a wigger fuckem both chumps

Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez

Big deal. Rappers lie about everything. It's like the WWF. Don't take it so seriously folks. It's entertainment.

John Locke
John Locke

Their money is fake money though, as long as that Pyramid is on there, it ain't worth nothing

Will Fo Sho
Will Fo Sho

IRS isnt adding that DRUG MONEY so they could be telling the truth.....#ijs

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