On JAY Z'S new album, there's a track called "Versus" where he makes fun of other rappers for constantly bragging about how much money they make.
The line is, quote, "The truth in my verses, versus, your metaphors about what your net worth is."
Well, the magazine "Businessweek" actually checked into it . . . and this shouldn't surprise you . . . but it turns out that a lot of rappers claim to make a LOT more in their songs than they actually do.
The magazine posted an infographic showing just how ridiculous it is. For example, on the 2011 LIL WAYNE track "Ballin'", he says, quote, "Last year I made a hundred million dollars flat."
But in 2010, he actually made $20 million according to "Forbes" . . . which is enough that you'd think he wouldn't have to embellish it.
On PITBULL'S recent song, "Feel This Moment", he says, quote, "Now make dollars / I mean billions / I'm a genius / I mean brilliant." But last year, he actually made closer to $10 MILLION . . . and hasn't made anywhere close to "billions."