Dr. Dre Leapfrogs Diddy, Declares Himself First Hip-Hop Billionaire

Dr. Dre beats his chest with a $3.2 billion deal on the horizon.

Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics isn’t a done deal yet, but Beats co-founder Dr. Dre is already beating his chest.

“The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherf—ing West Coast. Believe it,” Dre said in an Instagram video with R&B singer/actor Tyrese on Thursday night.

The IG video was removed from Tyrese’s page, but captured on TMZ. If the reports are accurate, Dre’s bounty will push him past rival rap tycoon Diddy, and well ahead of Jay Z, Birdman and 50 Cent.

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