Lil Wayne has disputed claims that his net worth is an estimated $160 million, saying, “I don’t have a cent close to that.”
In a recent episode of the Culture Millennials podcast, Wayne was asked if he was worth $160 million.
“Honestly, I’m gonna let everybody know now,” Wayne replied. “When you go check a muthaf**ka’s net worth and that s**t be saying some crazy numbers, I don’t have a cent close to that s**t.”
“Yeah, I don’t have that, but I guess they be meaning that’s what I’m worth. So I be always calling my agent and being like, ‘I’m telling you, bro, I’m gonna fire the s**t out of you ’cause I don’t need you,’” he continued. “I Googled that, you know what I mean? I’m like I’m a zillion dollar n**ga on Google bro. It’s motivation, that’s all. It’s just motivation.”
The New Orleans rapper was estimated by Forbes to be worth $27 million in 2012. Wayne owns Young Money Entertainment, a record label that has on its roster A-listers like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine, and others.
Recently, Forbes released a report on Jay-Z that said the rapper’s net worth has soared to $2.5 billion after selling his controlling shares in the D’Usse cognac.