News: Birdman Addresses Super Bowl XLVI Bet, "Nobody Would Touch My $5 Million"
Monday, Feb 6, 2012 2:46PM
Cash Money Records' Birdman saved $5 million after the New England Patriots lost 17-21 to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, claiming no challengers would match his wager.
According to Birdman, he could not find anyone to put up a million dollar bet against him.
"Nobody would touch my 5million not even 1million Bet.scared money don't make nomoney. . Now I'm gone spend some$$$$$.YMCMB," he tweeted February 6th. (Birdman's Twitter)
Despite Birdman's claim, online gambling site BetOnline.com publicly challenged the music executive last week.
"If Birdman is prepared to put his money where his mouth is, we are prepared to accept his $5 million wager on either the point spread or the money line of Super Bowl XLVI," said Dave Mason, BetOnline brand manager, in a statement. "Birdman simply needs to go to BetOnline and register online. Then, he can email me directly and I will provide him wire instructions in order to get his $5 million in post-up funds sent in a timely manner so we can proceed with the bet. Once Birdman's bet is in, we will release a snapshot of the bet in his BetOnline.com account, and Birdman will finally have proof that he is the sports bettor who he boasts of being." (Statement)
Over the weekend, G-Unit's 50 Cent analyzed the seriousness of his bet.
In an exclusive Yahoo! interview, the artist born Curtis Jackson explained why he responded to a wager proposed by another hip-hop star, Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams. "Baby had said he had $5 million on the Patriots," 50 explained while sitting in the trailer backstage of the Bud Light Hotel in Indianapolis. "I just think he was just passionate about the Patriots winning and just said that. I don't think he actually would bet $5 million." 50 said he was okay gambling $1 million since he won $500,000 in another recent bet. In January, he won $500,000 when the Giants became the NFC champions. "It would just be risking what I won the first time," he added. (Yahoo News)
A few weeks ago, Birdman challenged any and all willing participants to his high-priced wager.
"I like New ENGLaNd.my nephew play RB# 42.I'm Bet 5million 2 any n*ggaaa.like tha Giants YMCMB.BabyMoney anybody kan Getit.," he tweeted January 23rd. (Birdman's Twitter)