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Dr. Dre

Getting $3 BILLION for Beats!!

Apple Deal Reportedly Close

5/8/2014 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dr. Dre Selling Beats Apple
Dr. Dre could be days away from being the first rapper turned BILLIONAIRE ... thanks to a mega-deal for Apple to snatch up his Beats Electronics brand.

Apple will reportedly buy Beats for a whopping $3.2 BILLION -- and since Dre and Interscope honcho Jimmy lovine created the brand ... it's a safe bet they will walk away with a huge chunk of that cash.

Dre and Jimmy started the brand back in 2008 with headphones -- but now they're also making bank off speakers, car audio systems, and a streaming service.

The deal could close next week ... and would be Apple's biggest acquisition ever. 

Dre came in #2 on Forbes' most recent list of hip hop's wealthiest artists -- with a net worth of $550 million ... while Diddy was #1 at $700 million.

The Apple deal -- first reported by Variety -- could easily push the Doc to the top of that list. This would also explain his purchase of Tom Brady's mansion

Keep their heads ringing. 

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106.

Blockboy720    

Dr.dre doin it

132 days ago
107.

testingfriday    

I wonder why Apple is so keen on purchasing Beats?

132 days ago
108.

TuxThePenguin    

TMZ: it's 99% spam in here!

132 days ago
109.

Unbroken Chain    

Jimmy Iovine owns Beats. Just read an article in NY Post and see isn't mentioned. What's the real deal? Anyone know. Certainly tmz doesn't

132 days ago
110.

Y.T. Houx    

behind every successful blak is a white man doing the real work

132 days ago
111.

RoadRig    

congrats! it's dre's payday...

132 days ago
112.

xxx    

two overpriced pieces of ****.....match made in heaven

132 days ago
113.

Alysse    

AFTER ALL THE MONEY I SPENT ON DR. DRE, HIS WORST FINANCIAL FLAW WAS IN MAKING FREAKING BEATS HEADPHONES ECT.. YOU MAY ASK WHY, AND HERE IS YOUR ANSWER: WHEN THEY MADE DRE BEATS HEADPHONES THEY ALSO STARTED PUTTING THE DRE BEATS "BS" INTO LAPTOPS, COMPUTERS AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THE HELL ELSE.

I WAS EXCITED TO HAVE A DRE BEATS "SUBWOOFER" IN MY LAP TOP... IT SAYS "Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer" and has the Beats Audio symbol by it. SORRY FOR CAPS BUT US REAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD CAN'T AFFORD TO BE BUYING LAPTOPS THAT HAVE ****TY SOUND! DR DRE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN INSPIRATION BUT THIS WAS BULL****... HOW I LIVE OR ANYTHING ABOUT ME HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. THE PRINCIPLE HERE IS THAT IF YOU MAKE A PRODUCT AND IT FAILS YOU REFUND THE CONSUMER.

I believe a lot of people believe this. It is unfair that us non multimillionaires, to get surprised when we buy expensive items that should at least work. My laptop can not even play a song. But it in the manual it says this exactly "DRE Beats audio so the consumer can hear the music the way the artist would want it to be heard." By saying that they are saying that any music that comes out of my computer should sound like ****? He needs to sell to Apple because obviously he retired in making music sound the way it should; crisp and genuine.

129 days ago
114.

Alysse    

AFTER ALL THE MONEY I SPENT ON DR. DRE, HIS WORST FINANCIAL FLAW WAS IN MAKING FREAKING BEATS HEADPHONES ECT.. YOU MAY ASK WHY, AND HERE IS YOUR ANSWER: WHEN THEY MADE DRE BEATS HEADPHONES THEY ALSO STARTED PUTTING THE DRE BEATS "BS" INTO LAPTOPS, COMPUTERS AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THE HELL ELSE.

I WAS EXCITED TO HAVE A DRE BEATS "SUBWOOFER" IN MY LAP TOP... IT SAYS "Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer" and has the Beats Audio symbol by it. SORRY FOR CAPS BUT US REAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD CAN'T AFFORD TO BE BUYING LAPTOPS THAT HAVE ****TY SOUND! DR DRE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN INSPIRATION BUT THIS WAS BULL****... HOW I LIVE OR ANYTHING ABOUT ME HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. THE PRINCIPLE HERE IS THAT IF YOU MAKE A PRODUCT AND IT FAILS YOU REFUND THE CONSUMER.

I believe a lot of people believe this. It is unfair that us non multimillionaires, to get surprised when we buy expensive items that should at least work. My laptop can not even play a song. But it in the manual it says this exactly "DRE Beats audio so the consumer can hear the music the way the artist would want it to be heard." By saying that they are saying that any music that comes out of my computer should sound like ****? He needs to sell to Apple because obviously he retired in making music sound the way it should; crisp and genuine.

129 days ago
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