Diddy wants you to know he’s not hip-hop’s 1st billionaire yet

Posted on February 24 2017 , at 10:40 pm
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  • He's among three figures predicted to reach the mark first in hip hop, though.

On Monday, February 20, Diddy released a video titled ‘For Motivational Use Only’ in promotion of his Aqua Hydrate business venture.

Near the commercial’s end, he says, ‘A young boy from Harlem, I couldn’t even be a waiter. They didn’t want me to be a waiter, so you know what I did? I became a billionaire.’

The Internet took that as a huge win for Hip Hop as Diddy received much praise and news coverage.

According to a post from his Instagram account, however, he simply misspoke and isn’t a billionaire yet.

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‘A lot of blogs took that as I had become Hip Hop’s first billionaire,’ said Diddy. ‘That is not the case. The race is still on. It’s up for grabs. Any of you hustlers out there come out and get it.’

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According to reports, the culture’s first person to reach 10 figures could be any one of Diddy, Jay Z and Dr. Dre, who was rumoured to reach the status first after selling his Beats by Dre line with Jimmy Iovine for $3b.

With a reported net worth of around $750m, Diddy was also on the 2016 Forbes Hip Hop list at number one.

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