Being Rich Ain’t What I Expected – Jay-Z

16 11 2007

Jay-Z may be the richest man in hip-hop, or at the very top, but with all the money and fame, he says it’s not all that he expected.

In a recent interview with, the rapper — whose estimated net worth is around $286 million — says he expected a lot more from being as wealthy as he is.

“All I got is this big house, couple cars, I don’t bring half them sh–s out… How many times can I go to Mr. Chow’s?” He asked.

“In the context of the album, it was that ‘Scarface’ moment when Tony Montana sits in the restaurant and looks around and says, ‘This is all it’s about?'” Jay tells the magazine. “You get to that point where it’s like, ‘OK, I drove the Rolls Phantom around the corner and… nothing happened.’ And you ask yourself, ‘That’s it? I thought blondes was gonna be jumping on my hood.”

Despite the gripes, there are perks to the money he admits. For example, Jay enjoyed some very expensive once while on vacation that cost him a staggering $20,000 for one bottle.

“I had a $20,000 Petrus 1945 at a place called Graycliff in the Bahamas,” explained Jay. “It was definitely full-bodied. Incredible. You could almost taste the barrel. It was one of those things where you say, ‘Come on, how good could it be? What’s the difference?’ But you really could taste the difference. It was damn near like smoking weed. It was a high.”




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