It would be unfair to say that all rappers have more money than sense, but in the case of New Orleans' finest, auto-tune loving crooner that is Lil' Wayne, it's pretty safe to say that is the case.
The extent of just how much money he was free to completely piss away on a whim has been revealed by a musician who used to work with him as he told a comical story about Lil' Wayne and his then boss and now legal opposition known as Birdman.
T-Pain was also a popular hip-hop artist in the States once upon a time, and he revealed how back in the day - circa 2009 when Lil' Wayne was at the peak of his popularity on the back of Tha Carter III which sold a staggering one million copies in it's first week in the US - the two lads would literally throw money away by betting on games of Madden.
T-Pain claimed that bets of $10k were the standard, but this was not a case of a braggadocious rapper thinking he couldn't be beaten on the virtual gridiron, as neither men would play the game. Instead, Lil' Wayne and Birdman would bet $10k on simulated CPU vs CPU games of Madden.
They didn’t play the game, they just let the computer play each other. And they would bet 10,000 on the game.
And I thought that was the most ballin’ shit I’d ever seen.
Ballin', or absolutely outrageous? We're not quite sure we'd agree with T-Pain's assessment, although to be fair to him he quickly cleared up why he never got involved in the action.
I never got in on the bets because, you know, I’m not an idiot.
Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to not press start in Madden and have to watch the CPU play against the CPU will know how utterly monotonous and ridiculously boring it is, so why they felt the need to put themselves through that in order to probably lose what normal people would consider a nice chunk of cash is mind boggling.
They would both pick teams that they thought would win, set it to CPU vs CPU, sit back and watch the game with $10,000 on the line. You can hear T-Pain tell the story while streaming himself playing 'DOOM' below: