When Forbes released its "Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014" list this year, Dr. Dre appeared at #2 with a fortune of $550 million. Jay Z was listed at #3 with a $520 million empire. In 2013, Jay Z was #2 and Dre was #3.
When asked about how he feels being #2 ahead of Jay Z, Dr. Dre said the following:
"I don't really care about any of that," Dr. Dre says in an interview with TMZ. "Jay Z is my guy, man. I love him to death."
Jay Z has collaborated with Dr. Dre on numerous occasions, including the songs "3 Kings," "Still D.R.E." and "The Watcher 2."
Dr. Dre Addresses Potentially Purchasing Los Angeles Clippers
During the TMZ interview, Dr. Dre also responds to Snoop Dogg's comments regarding longtime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks.
"Love it," Dr. Dre said of Snoop's sentiments. "I feel the same way."
Snoop Dogg's message to Sterling was as follows:
“A message to the muthafucka that own the Clippers. You bitch-ass, redneck, white-bred, chicken shit muthafucka: Fuck you, your momma and everything connected to you you racist piece of shit. Fuck you."
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced yesterday (April 29) that Sterling has been banned for life from the NBA. He said he is also set to work on forcing Sterling to sell the NBA team. Dr. Dre is one of several celebrities who says he is planning on buying the team.
"Absolutely," he says. "Thinking about it."