Forbes magazine wants you to know which artists are really earning money and who’s just rapping about it. The publication released its annual list of the highest paid hip-hop acts. Topping the list were Kanye West and Jay Z who reportedly earned $150 million and $81 million respectively. Not far behind were Diddy and Drake who reportedly took in $75 million and $70 million.
Being placed on the the Forbes List has long been seen as coveted status symbol in the entertainment industry. Several performers have named checked the list on tracks including Bruno Mars, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Rick Ross, Nas, A$AP Rocky, and the leader of the Barbs herself, Nicki Minaj.
But while most celebrities revel in the recognition of the earning potential others questioned the list’s legitimacy.
Meek Mill, who sits in the fifteenth slot on this year’s list, openly criticized it on Twitter. The “Going Bad” rapper wrote “The Forbes got our accounts f***** up lol ….”
He wasn’t the only one. Number thirteen Cardi B chimed in as well publicly asking how the list was actually out together. “Where do Forbes be getting they numbers from cause they way off,” she tweeted.
Cardi B being married to Migos member Offset presumably means she would have twice the tea on the accuracy of the list.
Looks like Forbes better double check that famous formula.