2 Chainz Justifies His $100,000 Feature Verse Rate, Talks Added Value

2 Chainz confirms the reports that he charges a standard six-figure fee to appear on a song, and how it will translate to benefit another artist's career.

In the last two years, Def Jam Records star 2 Chainz has appeared on hit singles from Drake ("No Lie"), Nicki Minaj ("Beez In The Trap") and Wale ("Rotation"). When Kanye West publicly outed the Playaz Circle co-founder as now a member of the G.O.O.D. Music family last May, 'Ye said that verses from the veteran were $100,000.

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1xtra, 2 Chainz confirmed the rate for his appearances. "Let me start, man, 'cause I know there's people out here listening: Look, I'm enjoying life, okay? You would be doing the same thing. Don't look down upon me," said the 35-year-old Atlanta, Georgia native. "[You might ask,] 'Who's gonna pay that for a verse?' Your favorite rapper paid it. Don't even worry about it."

The rapper formerly known as Tity Boi continued, stressing the added value of the six-figure fee. "The thing is, when it comes to your video, I'm gonna change clothes twice. They're never gonna see that outfit again," he said, mentioning Givenchy and Alexander McQueen as possible designers he would wear. "I'm gonna give you bars. I'm gonna wear fancy glasses and a bunch of chains you've never seen. I mean, I could help you."

With that appearance on the song and video, 2 Chainz stressed that he can affect a hopeful rapper's sex-life. "You get me. You get charisma. You get girls that's gonna come to your video shoot 'cause they know I'ma be there. So this [is] your chance to get in!"

Asked if the $100,000 price-tag is negotiable, the gold-selling solo artist waved off bargaining rappers. "I'm not doin' deals. I'm tellin' what I give you, for that number. These are the services that I offer."

2 Chainz' sophomore solo album, B.O.A.T.S 2 (Based On A T.R.U. Story 2) is planned for September 10 release on Def Jam Records.

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124 Comments

  • SUICIDE

    This nigga smart and knows the game I think he's worth it. A song with 2 chainz is gonna bring your money back, not sure about the clothing issue, birches gonna come and people will listen. Niggas know their worth these days and I don't blame em. 2 chainzzz

  • 2chainz0skill

    Shit I'd pay 2chainz $100k to stay off my album. One of the shittiest rappers around today.

  • King Leonidas

    Dude is funny. I would give him a used tissue for a feature, ha ha. :)

  • JG

    its a way of saying. i dont wanna do features right now.. but , looking cool

  • KingO

    I know a stylist that styles this dude and he pays for all his outfits, unlike other famous rappers. 2 knows what he is doing, because the stakes are higher. Record companies are making more money than they did just ten years ago. So....I wont hate on 2 but I still think he is prima donna like a mofo. Runs like one too.

    • Anonymous

      i wouldnt brag about paying for them outfits this niggas looks like dave chappelle playing a coked out lil jon / michael jackson hybrid

  • Anonymous

    No Lie was actually 2 Chainz's song, not Drake's

    • Violator

      Exactly, but it's easy to mistake it as a Drake track. With all these features how many #1 (All Charts) does Chainz got? pay you 100 racks to improve my sex life? lol

    • Anonymous

      but without drake no one would have cared

  • ThaKritic

    This nigga deserve 50K at MOST.. His reasons are somewhat valid but not for that price.. Its true.. features help your buzz.. Even as a local artist.. you get a washed up artist like Young buck or Sheek louch on your record fora couple grand and your whole block is bugggin' lol Iv witnessed this many times. Personally i'd nvr be a sucker fora feature.

    • J dirty

      Buck aint washed up fuck nigga,He just dropped a Mixtape thats FULL of bangers.50 just screwin him over still...G.A.S 2.Shits free on LIvemixtapes.com

  • Anonymous

    Self Made Vol. 3 my nigga my nigga

  • MIO

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    • Anonymous

      Ja Rule - Fuck Fame , will outsell all these wack nigguz these days. #JARULE #FUCKFAME #RULETALK

  • whatever

    this monkey is full of shit

  • GUCCI

    -all other rappers rap about being gangster shooting and killing but they havent done it. -Eminem raps about killing he hasnt. -Jay z raps in open letter about sending shots he hasnt. - T.I. snitched to the feds - Young Jeezy was never bmf - 50 Cent snitched and was never in jail but a youthcamp - Game was never a banger but lived the life of his brother in his lyrics - Nas Escobar never sold drugs - Ice Cube never was a gangbanger - Dr Dre never was a gangbanger - 2pac was a ballerina and never sold drugs after he become famous he was doing some stupid stuff like beating and shooting at people because he though he could get away with it. Without Suge Knight 2pac was just a skinny motherf*cker. Oh and i like his music so f*ck you. - Mobb deep are the biggiest p*ssies in rap they are short as midgets and keep talking this g sh*t but never did it. -Snoop was never a crip -Most of the rappers rap about stuff they havent done yet you all support them and say its real rap. -When rick ross does it you all claim he is fake and say its fake rap. This shows that hiphop fans are hypocritical and all these real hiphop fan wanna be's are just some unjustified haters whose opinions are just as irrelevent as the swag rapper fans. BIG GUWOP KILLED A MAN HE WAS A DRUG DEALER BEFORE RAPPER HE HAS STREET CREDENTIALS HE IS THE ONLY RAPPER THAT RAPS ABOUT FACTS THERE FORE BIG GUWOP IS THE REALEST RAPPER IN THE RAP GAME AND THATS A FACT!

    • Anonymous

      yo said jay-z aint never send a shot. lmao

    • Gucci The Realist

      Pac shot a cop and one of the bullets killed a child! So you think pac is great! Also this doesnt make pac a gangsta Cube never worked for cribs he was bullied by cribs at school Game was shot but they were there for his brother and not the clown with a star on his face You can say what you want But Gucci is the realest ever and will beat and kill your favorite rapper!

    • Unicron

      I view the majority of that hip hop thug stuff as another form of fictionalized entertainment, such as watching a movie. In all honesty, I don't really care how "real" they are if they're wack. Skill comes first IMO. I'm not on here to "hate" but the little that I have heard of 2 Chainz' music, I don't care for. I focus on a rappers lyrics and I think it's safe to say he won't be appearing on any "greatest lyricists of all time" lists any time soon.

    • Anonymous

      exactly yhis is a real list http://hiphopwired.com/2013/07/12/12-rappers-that-are-really-bout-that-life-photos/there are somre more real one s though i is said that capone of cnn shoyt at the cops. e-money-bags was a true thug, even syheim dipped inyo that life

    • Anonymous

      2pac shot a cop! snoop dawg and rza both caught bodies too!

    • SoCalGreySide

      1st off Cube was never a banger but did do work for crips Snoop was crip Rolling 20's, do you're HW Game from Cedar Block Pirus if he wasnt banging then why was he shot & put in a coma? He's still knocking niggas out

  • Tone

    Hahahaha, this is why rap is a joke now. Everyone lies. Album budgets can't afford to pay 100K for a verse. 2 Chainz isn't a big enough name like Drake or Em or Kanye or even Wayne. Those rappers don't guarantee sales but they'll do more than 2 Chainz. Labels barely giving 100K for an album nowadays

  • COCA

    GREAT. NOW WE JUST NEED DRAKE TO JUSTIFY HIS WARDROBE CHOICES.

  • Anonymous

    who the fuck would pay 100K for this clown to get on their song when his buzz/hype/whatever is already winding down? especially what with the whole robbery fiasco and everything. 100K for this dude is too much, period, but maybe one year ago that price would have been more 'reasonable'. this dude is already on the way out, who in the right mind would pay all that for this dude in 2013?

  • Anonymous

    I charge 12 dollaz, get at me doe features goin quick. Limited Time OFFER! @JamTheFlameSpitta

  • Anonymous

    also pretty good he includes the video feature too, when you think about that.

  • Ja Rule

    This guy is a joke he is lyrically a fucking idiot why would anyone pay 100k for his shit? The only reason he makes people pay so much is because he knows he will be washed up in two years so he may aswell get all the money he can now. #RULETALK

  • Anonymous

    did any of that make sense...pay me 100k for a verse and cameo. And with that 100k girls will come to the shoot. And you'll get bars from my verse....no shit theyll get bars. Id expect alot of bars for 100k. And with 100k Id expect alot of girls

  • Anonymous

    niggas gotta charge triple what they worthy after getting robbed in broad daylight

  • Junebug

    You take EBT muthafucka?

  • Anonymous

    ONE OF THE WORST RAPPERS IN THE GAME.

  • JASONNN

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/3a1dxE1tVoA/mqdefault.jpg

  • Anonymous

    he should be charging 35,000. 45,000 at the maximum. He's not even hot anymore. No wonder wayne only had him on the hook lol

  • j

    I still call bullshit. Nobody's wasting that much of their budget on one verse from anyone, much less his, no finesse rappin ass

  • LOLOL

    I wouldnt pay 100$ for this bum to even cut my front lawn let alone rap a verse. My prediction is nobody will ever hear of 2 chainz before 2014 ends, hes brutal

  • Fuck Atlanta

    You DUMB if you pay this nigga $100,000 for a fucking verse

  • xsss9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTOQhICG9P4

  • xsss9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC1YuWwgKP4

  • barrydavillain

    This bum would have to pay ME $100k, corny cats man!

  • who listens to this cunt

    fuck this guy

  • xx004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo2EswS8o08

  • Anonymous

    20 for Kiss 100 for the Lox

  • Mary C. Finlay

    my co-workers aunt makes $70 an hour on the internet. She has been without a job for nine months but last month her income was $17227 just working on the internet for a few hours. Heres the site to read more... www.can99com

  • anonymous

    i wouldnt pay him 10 bucks

  • Anonymous

    This niggas outta his mind and who the fuck still bumpin his weak ass shit lol?!

  • Jason

    in other words get some drug money to have me on your album or do it yourself!!! lol

  • Baker

    For 30k I can get a studio session with THE RZA the fuck would I waste 70k more for 2 Chainz DECENT(at best) bars and some ratchet hoes...I could go to the club and have twice as many girls around me with that 70k I saved and a ballin ass track with production by The RZA

  • Dwahn Denson

    My question is how much is he paying artist to be featured on his work if that's what he charges for features ? If this is the case he just changed the entire feature game and that can only be good for hip-hop because i'm tired of all the damn features on CD'S anyhow !

  • Fuck Atlanta

    This nigga ain't 35 he's 38 years OLD

  • JASONNN

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/PFzns8Go9KI/mqdefault.jpg

  • Anonymous

    $100k seems high, but no questioning his popularity right now.

  • therealbakardee151

    well, i guess we won't see 2chainz doing any features in the future lol not like im disappointed or anything

  • Anonymous

    Who the fuck is lookin at not-even-Gold-selling artist Tity Boi aka Luda's hype man and saying to themselves "shit, I need to give this nigga 100k or else my album is gonna be wack"?

  • Anonymous

    Please this nigga better hope his next album go platum instead of dust, popping all that junk, for real

  • row

    only dumb ass ppl or ppl with money will pay that. who gives a dam what a artist is wearing and ish like that. I just want to hear some good art. This is just another way of keeping the money all in the family. soon you will see a lot of artist doing the same thing. underground artist are the best support them anyway, later for these clown azz ppl.

  • Worley

    "'Who's gonna pay that for a verse?' Your favorite rapper paid it." That's a f@ckin' lie. Nas wouldn't pay you one hundred pennies for one of your wack ass verses.

  • Anonymous

    This man never even went platinum and he's charging that much for a verse? He should be charging 500 at best, he's a nobody.

  • lmao

    whoever pays this guy 100k needs to be tested for cocaine, crack, heroine and meth addictions.

  • ONEHUNNID

    2 Chainz indeed charge $100k for a verse, although it's _NOT_ U.S dollar but Zimbabwean - what is equals around 300 USD. Still, I feel he's overpaid for what he's offering in exchange: "I'm drunk and high at the same time, drinkin' champagne on the airplane" GTFO.

  • Anonymous

    This is one whack ass mothafkka!!! I would like for all you that fukks with this piece of trash ya'll call mc rapper to head over www.rapreviews.com and look at his review for his last album. The fukka writes the truth on albums.....

  • Anonymous

    fuck this Jar Jar Binks lookin azz nigga

  • John-Boy

    He can charge what ever he wants. We should be asking who is dumb enough to give this clown 100K for a verse a ten year could come up with.

  • johnny

    can't knock the hustle

  • Anonymous

    15 minutes of fame up!

  • Andre Allen

    I keep thinking this is a gag. "im gonna change my clothes twice". A verse from 2 Chainz will "help your sex life"? This is ridiculous. On another note, No Lie is his song not Drakes. Does nobody edit?

  • Anonymous

    supply and demand. of course he's justified if ppl are paying it.

  • Anonymous

    I rather pay for a lapdance from Mama June.

  • Anonymous

    If can afford that you don't need his help you're helping him. That's like picking someone to play ball on your team because they're popular but can't ball for shit but he will change shoes during the game. Does not make any sense.

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8tr4DjVaM

  • imho

    i think its all translation for im so waack once they heard my verse the person who song it is automatically gets praise

    • Anonymous

      that's what people don't get though. that's part of these artists point. you COULD do it, but are you? if someone was going to pay you 6 figures for your words, regardless of quality, most people are gonna do it. you can't be mad at him for getting himself in the position where that's possible. sure you can be mad at others for lettin him in, or mad at his fans.

    • imho

      im not knocking him for his $$$--shit if i could get 100k for a verse my baby girl can write id do it in a heart beat.. im just wondering who TF would really pay this guy 100k? its amazing to me i feel like i can take half of that and get a way better rapper.

    • Anonymous

      that may be true, for real. but hes still makin that money.

  • Anonymous

    Also, No Lie is 2 Chainz' song featuring Drake.

    • Anonymous

      me neither tbh... The Drake verse on it though is one of his best. Chainz is tolerable on the first verse, but the moment on the third he says something about how he's "Tupac without a nose ring" just made me despair and turn the song off.

    • Anonymous

      Sad that I don't listen to that song for 2 Chainz.

  • Anonymous

    You could get several considerably better rappers than 2 Chainz for $100,000. I can understand paying $100k for the following: Jay, Kanye, Eminem, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj (combination of talent and level of fame). In 2 or 3 years, Kendrick Lamar and/or J.Cole.

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckER5Ijn0-c

  • brahman

    kuhadkjahakjd I laughed hard, man! Liar garbage bag! I gues he got some mental issues to deal with. If you get me you get charisma lmao :))))

  • Anonymous

    No Lie was his song, not Drake's Hiphopdx needs an editor BAD

  • leather faces

    http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/PJuBQcSvlXY/hqdefault.jpg

  • Anonymous

    The nigga said he didn't get robbed too...#nolienolienoliyeiyeiyei

  • Anonymous

    Is this guy really serious? Somehow I just started to laugh at his comments about ridiculously expensive verses. If he had any GOOD bars and he made good music, then it would've been even distantly okay.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing to see hear just another rapper telling lies to try and impress the young kids

  • D-BLOCK SP

    For a hundered grand you could get Nas Jadakiss and Ghostface Killah im shocked neone would pay this retard more than 10 grand for a verse hes wack as fuck

  • digga

    hahahahaha this guy is really serious. see this is the fans fault he on this bullshit. stop riding around and listening to this bullshit in your car and ipod. and stop listening to it cuz your girl likes it. grow a fucking backbone. back to 2chainz, first of, this guy is fucking atrocious. come one just because he was on "mercy" he thinks he's that hot (yes that's the only song he was noticeable on) i laugh at this shit. cuz this cat probably won't be around in two years. this is why i don't respect 90% of these rap cats. if u ain't jay-z or nas (even lil wayne or kanye west) u can't act like your shit don't stink. those four cats i mention still make hit records (in nas' and kanye's case, great albums except for yeezus) i agree. he is a porch monkey

  • Anonymous

    i would'nt pay this fool 2k never mind 100k HE CAN'T RAP

  • Anonymous

    Nigga for $100,000 U better drop the verse of year fuck how look and what shades and chains u rocking!

  • 1oh5_39

    wait... no lie was a Drake song???

  • Anonymous

    I wouldnt be surprised but he is so fucking shit its unreal i have no idea how this horse lookin nigga even made it in to the rap game he thinkin he a god to this rap shit, hes weak as fuck someone need to kill this nigga he gettinn to mouthy!!

  • yngdubl

    Is this Nigga serious? This might be the most ignorant shit I've heard this year. How is him wearing fancy clothes in my video helping me? And trust and believe. If I had 100,000 bones to give up, I'm sure I could afford the baddest video hoes in the game for a small fraction of the price. If I must be politically correct, those video "models" were shaking their asses in videos long before he started poppin. I almost hope he gets robbed again for that stupid shit coming out of his mouth. Nothing he said in those comments is going to help whoever song he is on. I'm mad at myself for writing this much about this stupid nigga. I'm done.

  • Pete

    what a cunt... lost what little respect o this fuck boy

  • Anonymous

    give it about 3 years and tity boi will be chargin 10k at the most cuz no one will really want him on their song anymore

  • SmellslikeBS

    This dude only charging that cause thats what HIS favorite rappers charged him to get them on his shit..smh

  • ETK

    get the fuck out of here. that's highway robbery. if my favorite rapper supposedly pays that, that means he's doin pretty fuckin well for himself and doesn't need 2 Chainz' "hospitality" to get his video poppin'. he just hurtin for money cause he got robbed, now he wanna make up for it.

  • -

    he's lying. most these guys trade features with each other or WANT to be on the other persons track.

  • WhiteBoy

    $100k to ruin a track? Shit, I'd do it for $100!

  • Anonymous

    Dude sounds like a porch monkey

  • OUCH!

    Nikka sounds like a HOE! LMAO!

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