Keenon Dequan Ray Jackson, the rap artist who passes the name YG appears to flaunt a fat $30 million stack of Bitcoin (BTC) in his most current video.
The expose appears to either be an eye-watering– however potentially phony– flex, or a crafty little bit of item positioning, as a freezer gadget from crypto wallet service provider Ledger is included plainly in the video. The social group from Ledger was on it right away too:
— Ledger (@Ledger) February 11, 2022
In among the scenes of the video for the tune entitled “Scared Money” including J. Cole and Moneybagg Yo, YG is seen holding a Ledger wallet near a mobile phone which has a screen bearing a wallet app with more than $30.6 million worth of BTC in it.
While the image might have quickly been fabricated, rap artists are popular for flaunting their wealth and success, specifically so in this tune which has a style concentrated on investing cash, using and investing half a million dollars worth of precious jewelry around one’s neck.
YG is rather the BTC supporter, as he has actually pointed out owning digital gold in several other tunes such as “Big Bank” from 2018, and likewise in an interview with RollingStone from mid-2021.
During that interview YG stated that he liked the simpleness of hodling crypto as he might invest his cash into the possession class without being sidetracked from his music profession. He drew contrasts to the realty market, where he would need to invest a lot time working and find out to do it effectively.
“I f*ck with Bitcoin. […] I got Ethereum recently and I got Dogecoin recently but I’ve had Bitcoin for about three years. […] Bitcoin came around and it was like ‘what?’ and I can just do it and it turns into that?” he stated in recommendation to the thriving rate of the possession in 2015.
In a Reddit post on the r/Bitcoin Reddit neighborhood previously today, users were questioning YG’s massive BTC stack, with AvoidMyRange mentioning that “the chance of all these ending at 0 and the cents ending in .00 is incredibly low. This is obviously fake.”
“It is fake because that isn’t even the layout of the ledger app,” user AKeveryday reacted.
Other users saw the amusing side of YG’s music-based BTC shenanigans, with Redditor Lexstell11 doing the mathematics on the lyrics from the Big Bank tune when BTC was priced around the mid $7,000 variety.
“In YG’s song Big Bank, he says ‘I might buy her red bottoms with the crypto- 3 coins that’ll pay your whole semester…’ the song was released on 5/25/2018 when BTC was $7,459 at close. So presumably YG paid $132,000 by today’s conversion for a girl’s semester at what I’m assuming was University of Phoenix. I think about this a lot.”
Crypto has actually drawn in a strong friend of rap artists over current years, with icons such as Jay Z and NFT-bull Snoop Dogg both making heavy plays in the sector. Other widely known figures to get on the lap of luxury consist of Meek Mill who purchased Dogecoin amidst the buzz in 2015, Nas who