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If Rappers Were Honest About Their Incomes

Sometimes you just state facts and sometimes you state your hopes and dreams.

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We checked in on quotes from seven rap songs to see if the rap stars were exaggerating or not.

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1. 2 Chainz, "I'm Different" (2012)

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Not an exaggeration! 2 Chainz's rate actually was $100k for a feature.

Do you think mentioning that got him more or less work?
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Do you think mentioning that got him more or less work?

2. Nicki Minaj, "Up in Flames" (2013)

That seems like a looooooooot of dollars.
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That seems like a looooooooot of dollars.

Very exaggerated! Nicki's so optimistic!

Shoot for the stars! And if you miss at least you'll hit the moon — or something like that.
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Shoot for the stars! And if you miss at least you'll hit the moon — or something like that.

3. Drake, "No Tellin'" (2015)

Congratudraketions! Which bodies of water did your real estate agent take you to first?
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Congratudraketions! Which bodies of water did your real estate agent take you to first?

Not an exaggeration! Pics or it didn't happen, though.

Well damn, OK. Does he really HAVE to sail to them though? Seems like he has private helicopter money to spare.
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Well damn, OK. Does he really HAVE to sail to them though? Seems like he has private helicopter money to spare.

4. Pitbull, "Feel This Moment" (2012)

On the off chance he doesn't actually make billions of dollars, are we to question his genius as well?
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On the off chance he doesn't actually make billions of dollars, are we to question his genius as well?

Very exaggerated!

That’s roughly 1% the amount of money that Pitbull says he makes. By this logic, should we assume that he's about 1% as brilliant as he thinks he is?
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That’s roughly 1% the amount of money that Pitbull says he makes. By this logic, should we assume that he's about 1% as brilliant as he thinks he is?

5. Fetty Wap, "679" (2015)

OK, now these seem like reasonable goals for a successful artist.
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OK, now these seem like reasonable goals for a successful artist.

Not an exaggeration! (Eh!)

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6. Kanye West, "Mercy" (2012)

Kanye, no!!!
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Kanye, no!!!

Oh good, it's the jet part of this that we're focusing on. Not an exaggeration.

It turns out "suicides" is a reference to a type of door. Yeezus Christ don't scare us like that!
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It turns out "suicides" is a reference to a type of door. Yeezus Christ don't scare us like that!

7. Lil Wayne, "Ballin'" (2011)

That's a lot of money, but this IS the person who was given $1 mil in cash just for having a birthday in 2008!
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That's a lot of money, but this IS the person who was given $1 mil in cash just for having a birthday in 2008!

Exaggerated.

Who can really keep track after the first $10 mil anyway?!
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Who can really keep track after the first $10 mil anyway?!

Not everyone can eat like Diddy, the highest-paid rapper in 2015!

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Sometimes our mouths are bigger than our wallets.

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