There's a certain criteria rappers must follow to be in the game. MCs must have skills on the mic, possess an unmatched style and incomparable presence. And one of the biggest of the list seems to be having money and lots of it.
With social media becoming bigger than ever, fans have more access to their favorite rapper's lifestyle on a daily basis. Fans get to take a peek into the lifestyle of the rich and famous and surprisingly, most rappers are more than willing to share every minute detail about themselves via Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. The cars, the clothes, the women and the houses are fair game. Rappers give unprecedented access to their life. At any given moment, there is access to the moves they make and the items they're spending big bucks on.
When it comes to spending, many of today's MCs aren't shy about flaunting what they've got or are about to cash out on. If you scroll through an Instagram page of more than a few artists, a majority own a photo featuring their latest expensive item. The price tags on some of the purchases are astonishing. From housing to food, you wouldn't imagine some of the money being shelled out for trivial things like soda just because they can the drop bread. From Travi$ Scott to 2 Chainz and more, check out some of the most expensive rap splurges within recent history here.
Travis Scott Drops $25,000 on Colorful New Grills
Travi$ Scott tapped famed grill designer Johnny Dang, otherwise known as TV Johnny, for a custom set of grills. The mouthpiece included 18-carat gold and 10-carat blue, white, pink and brown diamonds. The price tag? $25,000.
Fabolous Buys Two Rolexes for His Son
For Christmas, Fabolous bought his 7-year-old son two Rolexes, worth a combined total of $34,000. According to Page Six, the rapper purchased two different pieces for his son, Johan: a 26mm two-tone Datejust worth $12,500, and a 26mm 18k yellow gold Presidential that runs a cool $21,500. Both were reportedly purchased from Rafaello & Co., a New York City jeweler.
Iggy Azalea Purchases 1962 Chevy Impala for Fiance Nick Young
Iggy Azalea celebrated the birthday of her fiance, Los Angeles Lakers Guard Nick Young, by dropping some big bucks on a fresh, blue 1962 Chevy Impala.
Rick Ross Owns Evander Holyfield’s $10 Million Mansion
Rick Ross copped Evander Holyfield’s 109-room mansion in Fayetteville, N.C. for $10 million. The building is the “largest single family home in Georgia” and is 54,000 square-feet while sitting on 105 acres.
Amenities include a 350,000 gallon pool, a bowling alley and a baseball field. Holyfield lost the home due to foreclosure last year.
2 Chainz Walks Out of New York Jewelry Store With $65,000 Worth of Gems
2 Chainz is a man of exquisite taste. All throughout last year he went around the states to try out the world's most expensive items with GQ.However, while outside Avianne Jewelers in New York City’s Diamond District, the Atlanta rapper revealed he made a pretty hefty purchase recently.
“This is where I get most of my stuff,” Chainz revealed. “I’ve been dealing with Avianne jewelery… since the ‘Duffle Bag Boy’ days. They made a bunch of my stuff earlier. I deal with Joe. I’m cool with they dad, mom. She make some great coffee in here so I’ma go get some coffee. This like home for me when I come to New York. I tell people I’m a Virgo, I enjoy long walks in the diamond district.”
According to TMZ, owner Joe Avianne said that the rapper dropped a total of $65,000 on a 25 karat black onyx stone ring outlined in diamonds, a 25 karat diamond tennis necklace and an upgraded 30 karat diamond bracelet. In the video, he said that he currently prefers smaller discreet pieces, though those adjectives can mean different things to different people.
Tyga Drops $45,000 on New Grill
Tyga just dropped $45,000 on a new Ben Baller created mouth piece that features 1,400 diamonds. It is the most expensive grill Baller has ever made suggesting Tyga either has a lot to smile about, or a lot to cover up.
Meek Mill Spends $540,000 on New Chain
Meek Mill dropped $540,000 on a chain that was outfitted with 250 karats worth of diamonds by Shyne Jewelers. Check some close-up images of the piece below.
Lil Uzi Vert Buys $100,000 Chain From Ben Baller
Lil Uzi Vert bought an insane multi-color diamond necklace for $100,000. The chain was made by jeweler Ben Baller and is a replica of the rapper’s Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World mixtape. A$AP Rocky, who, along with Travis Barker, introduced the Uzi to Ben and it was on after that. The chain is reportedly made up of 10,000 diamonds and gems, including pink, sapphire, white, canary and chocolate diamonds.
With Ben Baller out of retirement, Drizzy called upon the master jeweler to create two distinct and insanely expensive new pieces of ice: one that's a diamond replica of the Stone Island logo and one that's a multi-color jeweled owl, with an hermes link of course.
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