Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artist 2019 Forbes List

Writer: Brittany R. (Ig:Flossybee_)

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According to Forbes reports Kanye West is ranked #1 as the highest paid hip hop artist, earning $150 million before taxes. Reports state that his partnership with adidas for his Yeezy collection is the reason he’s in the lead. Surprisingly after all these years of ranking #1 JayZ is now ranked #2 on the list, his earnings before taxes were reported to be $81 million. Drake came in at #3 with $75 million. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj are the only female artist who made the list. Nicki Minaj #12 with $29 million and Cardi B right behind her with $28 million ranking #13.

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Cardi B and Meek Mill immediately took to twitter to express their thoughts about the list. Cardi tweeted, “where do Forbes be getting they numbers from cause they way off?” Meek who was ranked #15 with $21 million tweeted, “The Forbes got our accounts f*cked up lol….” Not too sure what the exact numbers are, but its fair to say they are all way above many of our pay grades. Check out the full list below.

20. Pitbull ($18 million)

19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)

18. Nas ($19 million)

17. Future ($19.5 million)

16. Birdman ($20 million)

15. Meek Mill ($21 million)

14. Swizz Beatz ($23 million)

13. Cardi B ($28 million)

12. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)

11. J. Cole ($31 million)

10. Childish Gambino ($35 million)

9. Migos ($36 million)

8. Kendrick Lamar ($38.5 million)

7. DJ Khaled ($40 million)

6. Eminem ($50 million)

5. Travis Scott ($58 million)

4. Diddy ($70 million)

3. Drake ($75 million)

2. Jay-Z ($81 million)

1. Kanye West ($150 million)