News: 2 Chainz Reveals How Much He Charges For A Verse: "Your Favorite Rapper Paid It" [Video]
Monday, Jul 15, 2013 5:30PM
G.O.O.D Music affiliate 2 Chainz recently confirmed past rumors about how much it costs to have him featured on a song and why he is worth every last penny.
Chainz said he has $100,000 attached to his verses and admitted there are some artists who still have his unreleased features.
"I have features out there that I haven't even heard yet," Chainz revealed in an interview. "I have to make sure I don't say the same thing twice. I don't write raps, I don't do any of that -- people sit on my stuff and I know I have good lines. And I'll be like, 'I wonder if I used this line.' And then I might not use it and then it's like, this dude is sitting on my good line. It makes it seem like I don't have good lines. I got plenty of lines, I'm not running out. Just tired of you guys waiting for that moment. ... 100 grand. Let me stop, man, because I know there's people out here listening. Look, I'm enjoying life, okay? You would be doing the same thing. Don't look down upon me like, 'Who's gonna pay that full version.' Your favorite rapper paid it. Don't even worry about it." (BBC 1xtra)
Chainz also reasoned that the money spent also goes toward a slew of various services he brings.
"But the thing is, look, I'm gonna come to your video and check it out. I'm gonna change clothes twice. They're never going to see that outfit again. It's going to be [high-end fashion]. It's gonna be swag. I'm going to give you bars. I'm gonna wear fancy glasses and chains you've never seen [before]. I can help you. You get me. ... This is what I embody. You get charisma. You get girls at the video shoot that come to your video shoot because they know I'm gonna be there so here's your chance to get in. I'm telling you what I can give you. For that number, these are my services, this is what I offer." (BBC 1xtra)
Back in May 2012, G.O.O.D Music head Kanye West hinted at Chainz's pricey cost.
The G.O.O.D. news just keeps coming. According to Kanye West's Twitter page, the hip-hop star's label group may have a new member: "2 Chainz is charging 100k for a verse now cause he's G.O.O.D!!!!!!" 2 Chainz himself retweeted the comment, adding, "hahaaaa." The affiliation wouldn't be a surprise: 2 Chainz dropped one of those expensive verses on last month's "Mercy," the G.O.O.D. posse cut that also included Big Sean and Pusha T. (Billboard)
Recently, the Atlanta rapper fell victim to a botched robbery in San Francisco.
"I saw the gun first," 2 Chainz told Emperor Searcy, Mz Shyneka and Mister Smith. "It was like a .357. It was so heavy he couldn't really hold it. The gun was so big. That's what made me take off running. ... When I went into the street, there was another dude with a whole 'nother gun. ... That's when I knew it wasn't like an episode of Punk'd. I was like this is real...I had bullet fragments in my hair...I think he thought he shot me. ... I'm just excited about life. I'm so turnt up, you can't turn me down. ... I'm just geeked about life. Then when I saw the footage, I'm like it was real. They was on my a**!' This was a sign. That's all it was. I come from this." (Hot 107.9)
Check out 2 Chainz's interview: