Chingy is back in the headlines like it’s 2003.
Our sister site Blavity reports that the rapper — a former protegée of Ludacris — was thrust back into the spotlight after an Estée Lauder executive was fired for posting a racist meme featuring a reference to the “Right Thurr” Hip-Hop hitmaker.
“The meme portrayed a fake book cover with Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus, along with a racial epithet in the title joking about the coronavirus pandemic,” Blavity reported.
But while John Demsey fumbled a reported salary of $10 million/year, Complex reports Chingy didn’t understand what all the fuss was about.
Chingy says he’s not offended by the meme posted about him. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/Iy96u1QtcV
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“I think it was just an honest mistake that the guy made,” he said in a video response. “I want to say peace and love to J. Demsey. I didn’t take it no type of way.”
The bottom line, though, is that Chingy remains unbothered by the whole brouhaha. As he said in his video, he’s focusing on his music and his money (and his cute little daughter, who is featured in the video!). And Celebrity Net Worth reveals that this method of getting money and minding his business has already earned him a respectable $2 million estimated net worth.
Let’s take a look at how he makes his money.
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.
Chingy is, perhaps, best known for his super-smash hit “Right Thurr.” But he’s not a one-hit-wonder. His debut studio album “Jackpot” was certified triple platinum (per MTV), and “Powerballin'” was certified platinum (per Billboard) by the RIAA. He’s also had other hits with songs like “Holidae In,” “Dem Jeans,” and “One Call Away.”
In 2005, Chingy transitioned to an acting career. According to his IMDb page, he’s starred on television shows such as “My Wife and Kids” (which is where he made his acting debut), “One on One,” and “The George Lopez Show.” He’s also starred in such films as “Scary Movie 4” and in the 2008 “Psycho” reboot as the pizza delivery man.
Other Business Ventures
In 2004, Chingy founded the label called Slot-A-Lot Records with his manager, Stan Wright. Later, he changed the name to Full Dekk Music Group, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Its ReverbNation profile reveals that it has a number of independent artists signed to its roster, including Chingy himself (who lists his new location as Orlando, FL).
In 2017, The St. Louis Business Journal reported that Chingy was tapped by the William K. Busch Brewing Company to endorse a line of beer called Kräftig. You can check out the commercial featuring the rapper below.