Dr. Dre Discusses Jay Z Forbes List Placement, Potentially Purchasing Los Angeles Clippers

Dr. Dre talks about his friendship with Jay Z and his likelihood of purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers now that Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA.

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." 

RELATED: Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill Blast Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Over Racist Comments

40 Comments

  • Renzo

    Dre still always awkward or mad in interviews.

    • Anonymous

      How would you react with a bunch of geeks running up to you with cameras asking you ridiculous questions?

  • emhgkjn

    he sounds weird as hell

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Dre is going to be a NBA beat maker. :)

  • jonc

    I really wish Dre would use some of his money to help hip hop. There hasnt been a classic cd in years, and other than Drake, who is making great MUSIC. There are talented rappers but that doesnt mean theyre putting out timeless songs. They need real production for that. Albums like Get Rich or Die Trying, Doggystyle, and the Documentary are classics because the production was out of this world. Thats honestly what the game is missing more than the rappers. Its the production.

    • Anonymous

      2nd Anonymous put that really well. Most people on this site don't understand the art of an argument and immediately act like their opinion is fact. I like how you stated that. And to the first Anonymous, personally I think it's the CEO's of these record companies and all the money hungry A&R's and producers (not beat makers but the more traditional sense of the word). They're the ones saying, "ok you're going to use this beat that everyone else is using and selling records with and talk about this topic that is working for everyone else." If you look to more independent hip-hop and underground music you'll see more diversity in the beats and lyrics versus what's on the radio (cause let's face it those 3 albums you named were extremely popular with the radio in their day).

    • Anonymous

      GKMC is widely considered to be a future classic which DRE had a hand in putting out.

    • someone

      Not sure what his money can do about that In terms of his production, can't other rappers and producers make a classic on their own? How is this his responsibility? He's kind of old to be making new, fresh classics.

  • jerry

    Minority owners get all of the same perks(unless were talking under 1 percent or something). They get access to the tunnels, locker room, press conferences, etc. The only thing they cant do is make the decision on who will be the next coach/gm and all of that. Who cares though? Let someone else deal with that shit, and get all of the perks that come with owning the team.

  • Anonymous

    i'am not a racist in any way but u.s.a is not a nation because Indians are dead.

  • Riggity

    Attention to the dickhead who never researched anything....Dr. Dre can join an investment group to purchase the team....as of recently as Sunday team's net worth is not even a billion...So it is possible for him to be an owner not majority...Internet Idiots need not speak on unknown topics..

    • Kat Williams

      Owning a percentage of a team isn't the same as owning the team in its entirety, sir. LOL I made that comment because I feel like all Dre will receive is a mere percentage or some bullshit like that and some old white guy will own a majority of it.

  • Kat Williams

    Attention, rich ass niggas. I don't care how motherfucking wealthy you are. The fact of the matter is, none of you motherfuckers have enough net worth to purchase a multi-billion dollar basketball team, so don't be surprised if motherfucking Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Records & Virgin Mobile )decided to purchase the Clippers. Hell, the nigga owns his own island and is said to be worth 4.6 billion motherfucking dollars.

    • Anonymous

      The problem with people like you is you come on here and think the little bit of knowledge you have is fact and you know more than the entire world. 1- You seem to think net worth means liquid cash. I'd be very surprised if Richard Branson has 4 billion in cash. Most billionaires don't. Net worth is what they would be worth if they sold every asset, stock option, cash they currently have & more combined. Don't be ignorant towards the term "net worth" 2- Donald Sterling paid $2.5 million cash for the Clippers when he bought it and put the other $10 million on a layaway plan. This is very common for many owners to do actually. Again, despite what you believe, most people don't have billions in cash laying around. They generally make changes to the team and increase revenue. The NBA knows what a good owner is and if they feel like a certain owner will make a team profitable (therefore making the NBA more profitable) they will structure that layaway plan. I don't claim to know everything but it irks me when people just start yelling about net worth acting like every rich person has billions in cash and that just because they're rich they aren't allowed to take loans, layaway plans or other creative ventures to make big purchases. Curious what college you graduated from and your degree? Or if you haven't gone to college (I'd imagine there's a good chance of that) then what high school you went to that they teach Economics at such a remedial level.

    • Anonymous

      heard Sterling bought it for 12 million.

    • Anthony

      A.The Clippers are not a "Multi-Billion" dollar team. Their Net worth is approximately 6-700 Million. B. Doubt Richard Branson would purchase an NBA team. But Oprah Winfrey and company are interested in the team. Her net worth is nearly approx 3 Billion.

  • Anonymous

    And the story is?

  • 2Pac

    bitch ass dre you love a lot of dudes don't you. still suckin them dicks I see.

  • Detox?????????

    dre couldn't afford anything near what that team would cost all these rappers talk bout they money are laughed at by the real wealthy people

  • Anonymous

    detox can never drop because the genre of hip hop he helped pioneer no longer exist

    • former Drefan

      It's up to Dre to come up with a sick new sound. Problem is, he lost his touch and doesn't have the inspiration anymore. The steroids ruined the creative part of his brain.

  • Anonymous

    Dre always seems so pissed off, lighten the fuck up dude.

  • Mr. Blackman

    Dre purchase and name: LA Riots Ballers With Attitude LA Black Balls LA Orderlies

  • Anonymous

    Diddy Jay Dre should buy it and change the name to Los Angeles 40 Year Olds.

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