Buzz·Posted on Jul 12, 2013Are Rappers Actually Worth What They Say They're Worth?No, not really. At all. We compared rappers' alleged wealth as heard in their lyrics to their actual wealth.by Joshua ZelmanBuzzFeed Data Science InternFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Listening to these rappers' lyrics was inspired by Businessweek's Jay-Z Is Right: Most Rappers Are Lying About Their Money. Our methodology was slightly different: instead of using net worth and earnings in a specific year interchangeably, we used net worth exclusively. (In Lil Wayne's case, we used earnings to be consistent with his lyrics.) This approach allowed for more accurate comparisons. Data was provided by Celebrity Net Worth and Forbes. Pitbull billboard.com Song: Feel This Moment, 2012"I see the future but live for the moment, make sense don't it. Now make dollar, I mean billions, I'm a genius, I mean brilliant."Actual net worth: $20 million Rick Ross phatlineproductions.com Song: Ashamed, 2012"Until this day I'm slain, the commission remains. Net worth over a billion, I'm ashamed to say."Actual net worth: $28 millionYou're ashamed for the wrong reason. Nicki Minaj urbanislandz.com Song: Up In Flames, 2012"I'm in Saint-Tropez, on a big boat. Go my way to make a billi like a big goat."Actual net worth: $45 millionOnly $955 million shy of your goal Nicki, keep up the good work. Diddy danspapers.com Song: Shot Caller Remix, 2012"Dippin in a Gatti, billboards in Toyko. Worth about a billi and I still run the city."Actual net worth: $580 million"About" is a stretch Diddy, but hey, why not round up? Jay-Z npr.org Song: HAM, 2011"I'm like 'Really: half a bill...,really?' you got baby money."Actual net worth: $500 millionOn that scale, you've got "baby money" too, Hova. Nas blogs.independent.co.uk Song: No Introduction, 2012"Elevators was out of order yeah. Worth two hundred million now."Actual net worth: $17 million Lil Wayne salon.com Song: Ballin, 2011"Last year I made a hundred million dollars flat."2010 Earnings: $20 millionMaybe sell your teeth for some extra cash? Ludacris thisis50.com Song: Future, 2012"Took two years on just to raise my cup. Worth a 100 fucking mill."Actual net worth: $75 million Soulja Boy blogs.laweekly.com Song: All Black, 2013"Everybody know that Soulja Boy is worth 30 mill."Actual net worth: $23 millionYou tell 'em, Soulja Boy. Drake buzzworthy.mtv.com Song: The Motto, 2012"How you feel how you feel how you feel? 25, sitting on 25 mill."Actual net worth: $30 millionThat's some real motto-sty. Gucci Mane thisis50.com Song: Pistol In The Party, 2013"I'm worth 20 mil on Ebay."Actual net worth: $15 millionWhy the 33.33% markup? You don't even come with real teeth! Wiz Khalifa xxlmag.com Song: Rowland, 2012"I made eleven million...without any endorsements."Actual net worth: $11 millionRight on the money, literally.