Music producer and rapper Dr. Dre has indirectly confirmed the Apple and Beats Electronics’ billion dollar deal in a YouTube “Selfie” video of another musician Tyrese Gibson. UPDATE 24/5/2014: But, it seems the hinting posts is being removed one by one and the Instagram post by Tyrese was deleted today. UPDATE 29/5/2014: Apple now confirms the $3 billion Beats deal.
According to a report, Apple is planning to acquire the music company Beats Electronics that was the firm behind Beats by Dre headphones, for $3.2 billion and the company could announce the acquisition as early as next week.
Musician Tyrese Gibson uploaded a video on his Instagram account where he revealed (in a strong language) that “the first billionaire rapper is from West Coast,” which is obviously pointing at Dr. Dre. However, Gibson has later deleted the video from his account and he also deleted his series of tweets messages alluding to the deal. Meanwhile, you can access the video posted on YouTube.
In the video both Dre and Gibson referred to the Forbes new list of millionaires, “Hip-hop’s wealthiest artists.” As of now, Dr. Dre listed at second place with a net worth of $550 million, where Sean John Combs (also known by his stage names Puff Daddy) is in first place with a net worth of $700 million. If the deal closes, then Dre will move to the top and he will become the first person to be listed in “Billionaire boys club.”
One of the tweet from Tyrese Gibson said:
“How did I end up in the studio with Dr Dre ON THE night his deal went public that he did with Apple…” [SIC]
Why these leaked information has been deleted from his account? Why the tweets also deleted? If you know the answer to these questions, post in the comments field below. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
The embedded post below is from Tyrese‘ Instagram account, which also confirms the deal.
UPDATE 24/5/2012: The post has been deleted from Instagram, We have the post intact, without the image.
To all of the homies on South Central I was told our beds are gonna look like this soon!!!! #BillionaireBedSpread #RestEasy the #DrFixedusUpAGAIN!!! by @tyrese