- An Old video of Kanye West vowing to get his album to #1 has surfaced online
- DJ First Class shared the video on Twitter while celebrating Kanye’s disputed status as the richest black man in US history
- Fans on social media also had different things to say about the musician and fashion business mogul
Kanye West may be going through a divorce drama with his reality star wife, Kim Kardashian-West, but the rapper is being celebrated on social media for status as the richest black man in the history of the United States.
Taking to Twitter in celebration of the rapper and fashion business mogul, DJ First Class shared a video of Kanye which was recorded years ago.
In the clip, a much younger Kanye was seen ranting and making promises to himself to have an album that will become #1 in the world. Kanye noted that he may not achieve it with the first album, but he would definitely do so with his second or third.
Sharing the clip with fans, DJ First Class noted that the rapper moved from an artiste hoping to occupy the number one spot on music charts to the richest black man in US history with an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion.
See his tweet below:
Some other fans were seen in the comment section hailing the rap musician and his latest achievement.
"19 years later this dude sitting on close to 7 billi from hip hop, fashion, real estate. If talking crazy get me 6 billi call me doodlebob."
"A perfect example of”you are what you think."
"Let celebrate Ye because he has high focus and had an amazing will to be. The money is a consequence. A lot of unwise people got the 'bag'."
"This is the most inspiring version of him to me. Manifest all that sht!"
However, amid reports of the rapper's wealth status, international business magazine, Forbes, disputed claims of West being the richest black person in the United States.
Forbes explained that the 43-year-old's earnings still don't make him the top earner in the US. West's earnings were reported to be at $1.8 billion, not at $6.6 billion as reported on Wednesday by various media outlets.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the rapper is still refusing to talk directly to his wife, Kim Kardashian.
Kanye has allegedly instructed that she contact him via his security personnel should she need him. Fans of the famous couple had different things to say about the divorce drama of the celebrity couple.
Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over three years of working experience in the media industry.
He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)