Is there a better way to show off how deep your pockets are other than making over the top purchases? I guess this goes for everyone of us: a new phone, a shiny new necklace, a cool watch or a fast car. But rappers go way beyond that; they don’t just rely on their ability to bust a rhyme to make money, as they also receive cash from endorsement deals and investment opportunities. With all that money in the bank, how can you prove you’re worth?
Luxurious cars, yachts and beach houses might sound like a good idea, but what else? Many famous rappers have dished out thousands and even millions of dollars to have the most unique pieces of jewelry made of them. It comes as no surprise that some of them have been victims of robberies. Here are 10 rappers and their expensive bling!
10. Waka Flocka Flame’s Fozzie Bear Chain ($120, 000) | Rappers And Their Expensive Bling
His real name is Juaquin James Malphurs, and he is known for his two biggest singles “No Hands” and “Hard in da Paint”, which he released in 2009. They both made it to the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Fozzie Bear is that character from the Muppets and Waka’s chain is a complete gold and diamond replica of the bear.
9. Jay Z $200,000 Chain | Rappers Expensive Bling
When it comes to chains, Jay Z prefers to keep it cool and classy. He first rocked this 11 pound solid gold chain at the So So Def 20th Anniversary. Made by Rafaello & Co, this is one unique piece of bling, probably the only one of its kind in the world. With Jay Z’s baller status and as part of one of the richest couples in the world, this $200,000 bling definitely suits him.
When you hear the name Kanye West, a lot comes to mind. He considers himself a genius and he proved it to us when he went solo and decided to start recording his own hits. He decided to go Egyptian on us when he had a life-sized Horus head made, which he wears around his neck. The chain was designed by Jacob the Jeweler and is worth a staggering $300,000.
7. 2 Chainz $350,000 Chain | Expensive Bling
2 Chainz, or if you like Tauheed Epps, has been active in rap music since 1991. His estimated net worth is $6 million, so spending $350,000 on a chain is like spending pocket change to him.
6. T-Pain Big Ass Chain ($410,000) | Bling Bling
T-Pain’s real name is Faheem Rashad Najm and he is just 29 years old. His chain isn’t fancy and it doesn’t stand out, but for $410,000 he decided to have the words “Big Ass Chain” made out of 197 carats worth of diamonds and white gold. I wonder why.
5. Soulja Boy ($500,000) Chain
Soulja Boy released his first single, “Crank Dat”, when he was just 17 years old back in 2007. It became a major hit and since then, he has invested his talents in other areas as well such as designing clothes and shoes and becoming an actor. His $500,000 chain has a globe and the words “the world is yours” on the center piece. The piece is encrusted with white diamonds and the message is there to remind everyone that anything can be achieved.
4. Lil Jon Crunk Ain’t Dead $500,000 Chain
Lil Jon’s real name is Jonathan Smith. He is a rapper, producer, a well-known DJ and he screams “yeaah” before every appearance. From his look you can tell that he loves jewelry. He has everything from gold and platinum teeth to gold watches and expensive rings. His chain was made by Jason of Beverly Hills and it made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records as the chain with the largest diamond pendant in the world.
3. Mike Jones Ice Age Chain ($1,000,000)
Mike Jones is a famous rapper, actor and entrepreneur. He has his own record label known as Ice Age Entertainment. His million-dollar chain is flooded with diamonds and we can’t really tell how many there are. Unfortunately, one of his close friends stole the chain from him while he was sleeping. The good news is that it was insured.
2. Pharrell Williams $1,000,000 Chain
Pharrrell is a lot of things. He is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer and he doesn’t age; the man still looks like he is in his twenties. His chain was made by Jacob the Jeweler in 2006. The chain and the medallion are both encrusted with different types of precious stones. A bit tacky, right?
1. Rick Ross $1.5 Million Chain
William Leonard Roberts II, better known as Rick Ross, takes the number one spot as the rapper with the most expensive chain. Ross decided to have a chain with a miniature gold version of himself made. He has been known to rock some serious chains but he definitely made a statement with this piece when he first wore it in public.