Drake Brought Robbie Williams’ $70 Million Beverly Hills Mansion And May Have Scoffed At His Ranking Of Top Earning Hip Hop Artists
If making us forget about how much of a pompous silly-billy Drake is was Kanye’s plan all along, well that shit worked! Between Kanye’s recent attention-grabbing, let’s call it “behavior,” and all the oldheads hogging the spotlight at the Super Bowl, poor Aubrey barely has two headlines to rub together. But Drake tried to do a lil sumin sumin’ about that recently by commenting on an Instagram post that reported on a list of the highest-paid hip-hop stars of 2021. *Spoiler Alert* He was not #1.
Drake came in at #4 with $50 million, well behind rivals Jay-Z at #1 with $470M, and Kanye at #2 with $250M. Even Diddy beat him at #3 earning a reported $75M. To all that, Drake had to laugh. So he commented with a laughing emoji and really drove the point home by spending $70 million on Robbie Williams’ 20,000 sq ft Beverly Hills mansion. That’ll show ‘em! Those Degrassi punks won’t have wheelchair Jimmy to push around anymore!
Well actually, can you give him one more little shove, just so he can get over the curb and roll off into the sunset a 4th wealthiest man in hip hop? Thanks. According to Complex:
Drake posted a single emoji in response to Boardroom’s Instagram post about former Forbes journalist Zack O’Malley Greenburg’s list for the highest-paid hip-hop acts of 2021.
It’s unclear if the “Girls Want Girls” artist found Greenburg’s $50 million estimation hilarious, or he was simply getting a kick out of checking out the list. The responses to his emoji seem to suggest that many believe it’s the former. Forbes’ 2020 list of the highest-paid celebrities, which was also done by Greenburg, along with Rob LaFranco, had Drake at No. 49 after making $49 million.
Why Drake laugh at Forbes reporting he made $50 mil last year ? pic.twitter.com/SHHCAaPTNl
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) March 2, 2022
We know these lists are bullshit, but even if we take the numbers at face value, we know the bulk of these dude’s earnings aren’t from album sales, but from their various business ventures and endorsements. Jay-Z has the NFL and Tiffany. Kanye has Yeezy x Gap and the RNC. Diddy hasn’t released an album since 2015 but he has earnings from AquaHYDRATE, Bad Boy Entertainment, the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School, Combs Wines & Spirits, CÎROC, DeLeón, Sean John, and REVOLT Films, & REVOLT TV & Media. Now that’s what I call hustle. What’s Drake have besides an open credit line at every strip club in America and some Nike shoes I’ve never heard about before today? Even the strip clubs probably have to go out to buy a bottle of Drake’s Virginia Black whiskey special just put on the shelf whenever he comes in. But even on his paltry $50 million earnings last year, Drake can apparently still afford to heat the 22 bathrooms in his new L.A. home. Complex reports:
For the last year, Drake has been scouring the Southern California real estate market for a new home, and it appears he has found one.
The hip-hop star is buying the Beverly Crest mansion of English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, according to a real estate source who spoke about the transaction on condition of anonymity. Details are scarce because the house wasn’t publicly listed for sale, but the source said the deal should close north of $70 million — likely in the mid-$70-million range.
Inside are a handful of formal living spaces, 10 bedrooms and a staggering 22 bathrooms. In an interview with BBC Radio, Williams said the house has 27 toilets.
Amenities include an 11-car garage, elevator, wine cellar, gym and game room. The highlights continue outside, where terraces and balconies overlook a mosaic-tile pool, outdoor kitchen, tennis court and orchard.
I’m no good at math but I’m pretty sure 22 bathrooms plus 27 toilets adds up to some kinky shit I don’t even want to think about. Then again, knowing Drake’s personal preferences when it comes to the ladies, it’s probably a good thing he has extras to spare. If Drake wants to boost his earnings, may I suggest a line of self-destructing condoms?
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