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Dr. Dre

'I'M THE 1ST BILLIONAIRE IN HIP HOP'

... Now Let's Celebrate!

5/9/2014 5:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

050814_dr_dre_launch_v2Ain't nuthin' like a BILLIONAIRE thing, baaaby ... just ask Dr. Dre who celebrated his MASSSIVE headphones deal with Apple last night by poppin' bottles and declaring himself the RICHEST MAN IN HIP HOP!!!!

After word broke that Apple was close to finalizing a deal to buy Beats for $3.2 billion, Dre went to the studio with Tyrese, F. Gary Gray (big-time movie director)  and some friends and got turnt all the way up with lots of champagne, Heineken and Hennessy. 

At one point, Dre looked into the camera and said -- "The first billionaire in hip hop ... right here from, the mother f**king West Coast!!"

Tyrese added, "Oh s**t, the Forbes list just changed!"


Sources at the studio tell us the gang partied until 4 AM. 

Unfortunately for Dre ... he can't buy his way out of a hangover -- but having a BILLION DOLLARS sure makes you feel better when you wake up. 

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16.

Unbroken Chain    

My gosh, is it possible Apple is worth trillions? That's a lot of iPhones!!

113 days ago
17.

Ace    

I couldn't hear a thing he said with these headphones on.

113 days ago
18.

stevep    

I am so happy for Dr. Dre and his success. Its what the american dream was made of. With all the cards stacked up against him, he didnt let that stop him throughout his life and should be an example that true success can be achieved regardless of race, creed, color, education, etc. Further, with all Dr Dre success he has managed to stay out of trouble and sets a good example for all races. I am a white male from NJ and am proud that Dre is living the american dream in style. Congrats!!!

113 days ago
19.

BEEJ    

Diddy is so pissed rn lol

113 days ago
20.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

This doesn't come easy folks. This is a culmination of 3 decades of grinding at the highest level. You deserve this Dre. Congratulations!

113 days ago
21.

Black Adam    

Gold Digging Ho's are mobilizing!

113 days ago
22.

Levi    

Another black billionaire... many more to come.

113 days ago
23.

FuckYouTMZFreedomofSpeechmyAss    

Congrats!!

113 days ago
24.

atlakestlouis    

An awesome accomplishment driven by hard work and a vision! Dre is also one of the best role models within the hip hop community!

113 days ago
25.

TIFFANY    

You go Dre!! I love it,, you go boy!! been a fan since the 80's , CONGRATS. you deserve it.. now let the haters hate..LOL

113 days ago
26.

bill_leslie    

Typical.

113 days ago
27.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I freakin love that video! Tyrese catching the West Coast holy ghost at the end is classic!

113 days ago
28.

Eddiebeee    

Awesome , you deserve it !

113 days ago
29.

Ferndog68    

Hardest worker in hip hop. Good for u dre. Now add to that $$$ buy dropping detox

113 days ago
30.

snoopadilla    

That's like celebrating your refund before your tax return is processed lol

113 days ago
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