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Here's Why Shaquille O’Neal Walked Away From A $40M Reebok Deal

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal left more than $40 million on the table thanks to one encounter with a little old lady. In an interview with the Full Send podcast (via The New York Post ), Shaq was already representing the brand when he had an encounter with a woman while on the court. In his words, the lady “ripped him a new a**hole.” Apparently, the woman was upset at the price of the Shaq-endorsed Reeboks, and decided to take her frustrations out on the player-turned-entrepreneur. “I had $2,000 in my pocket. I said, ‘Lady I don’t make the prices. Here you go, and she smacked the money out of my hand, [and said], ‘Why don’t you motherf–kers make a shoe that’s affordable?’” Shaquille O’Neal, however, didn’t take this as a sign of disrespect. Rather, he said to the podcast, he took this as a teachable moment, and realized he couldn’t keep endorsing Reeboks — even with a $40 million price tag for his endorsement. “I was like, ‘You know what, she’s right.’ So that day, I cut ties with...

Nicki Minaj Makes History as Hip Hop's Wealthiest Female Rapper

After years of multiple alter-egos and sharp lyrics in the game, Nicki Minaj has become the first female rapper to amass a net worth of $100 million. With this new achievement, the award-winning Queens rapper and music mogul can add another milestone to her legacy. On Monday, Nicki Minaj’s record label, Young Money, tweeted the news. Nicki Minaj has become the first female rapper in history to amass a $100 million net worth ? #QueenTingz ? — Young Money (@YoungMoneySite) March 16, 2020 Music and Film Since being signed in 2009, the 37-year-old artist has built her fortune on Billboard-topping hits and millions of album sales. Across countless mixtape tracks, A-list features, sold-out tours and four platinum-selling studio albums, her biggest hits have included 2012’s “Starships” and, more recently, 2018’s “Chun Li.” As she heated up the charts, Minaj made numerous appearances on TV and film. In 2013, Minaj earned $12 million as a judge on season 12 of...

Mar 17, 2020