For Women Who Want The Ballerific Life!
This blog was inspired in part by the ESPN 30 for 30 "Broke" documentary that we appeared in last night. I'm sure you guys got to watch, half the world did. The documentary discussed Athletes and their financial rise and fall. It talks about how they made their money and how quickly they lost it all. In anticipation of the documentary we asked a few Ballerific Rappers about their luxurious spending habits while on the BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet.
Keep in mind to our knowledge NONE OF THESE RAPPERS HAVE GONE BROKE! We're hoping that never happens but you'd be surprised at what they're spending! On the flip side, quite a few of them are spending on ladies *hint hint*
Location: New York
Known For: "Fly Together" ft. Ryan Leslie & Rick Ross (Watch Video)
Do You Consider Yourself A Baller?: "I mean, you wouldn't be interviewing me if I wasn't."
What's The Most Expensive Item You've Ever Purchased?: "I purchase a lot of expensive items. I'm shallow. I like to spend money"
Is It Tricking If You Got It?: "If I like you I'm gonna spend, why not? Nothing wrong with doing something nice for someone that you like."
Location: Atlanta, GA
Known For: Produced "Diva" by Beyonce (Watch Video) amongst other hits.
Do You Consider Yourself A Baller?: "Nah, I'm regular. That's how I stay humble. I stay down to earth. Keep it moving and keep working. I'm not going to kill myself balling out, you know what I'm saying?"
What's The Most Expensive Item You've Ever Purchased?: "Probably a car, a house. I just bought my girl a ring. I spent like $25,000 on the ring. It was new for me. I've never spent 20 racks on a ring, you know. That's my girl, that's my kid's mother, you know. She deserves it."
Is It Tricking If You Got It?: "Yeah, it is tricking. I don't trick. It takes a special one to really get the money out of you. We're not sponsoring, you know what I'm saying. I like for females to work, man. We gotta raise our generation. When we raise our kids, I don't want my daughter to think that she can just find a dude that got money. You gotta work for it. All that tricking, these men got it messed up. Got these girls brain waves gone. That's not how I move."
Known For: "Scarred" (Watch Video)
Do You Consider Yourself A Baller?: "A Baller? Nah, I'm not a Baller. I'm a business man."
What's The Most Expensive Item You've Ever Purchased?: "I don't know, that's a good question. Probably doing something stupid and buying a truck off a car lot. No hydraulics."
Known For: "Bands A Make Her Dance" ft. Lil Wayne (Watch Video)
How Many Bands Will Make Her Dance?: "You can probably go one or two bands, you can maybe throw a half a band. Most everybody says yes, they just say no on camera. Behind closed doors it's Yes! Yes! Yes!"
What's The Most Expensive Item You've Ever Purchased?: "Oh my gosh, I've bought so many cars. A lot of my cars are $2-$300,000. I spent $100,000 on a watch. I could of gotten it cheaper but I just came in and paid cash. I was young then. I was kind of crazy but it's all good. Money is meant to be spent. Just make sure you don't spend it all. I didn't spend it all!"
Location: New Orleans
Known For: Produced "There Goes My Baby" by Usher (Watch Video)
Do You Consider Yourself A Baller?: "Shout out to Baller Alert, I feel like I should be on the Alert all the time. I be Ballin and sh-t."
What's The Most Expensive Item You've Ever Purchased?: "I bought a Rolls Royce for $440,000. My chains are Versace. You know, a little something. Lunch Money."
Is It Tricking If You Got It?: "No it's not. It's not tricking at all. I don't believe in tricking. I believe that if you're my friend and you want to enjoy something I'm going to look out for you. I look out for my friends so if it happens to be a lady that I love very much, she's going to get whatever she wants."
So there you have it ladies. Five Ballers who are big spending on the BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet. Don't say I never gave y'all anything! If you missed "Broke" last night on ESPN. You can check the listings below for the re-run. I must say, it was excellent stuff! Thanks to the director Billy Corben for having us.