Jay-Z Said Take The $500,000 In Viral Lunch Or Cash Debate


The rapper encouraged people to buy his albums for $10 and take the $500,000 and reply to the viral “lunch” debate.

One of the biggest debates in Hip-Hop is what would be better – getting $500,000 or having lunch with Jay-Z.

Many entrepreneurs have said they would take the time to sit with the Roc Nation founder and soak up all the wisdom that he might offer. However, Jigga says he would never advise anyone to do that.

During an interview on “CBS Mornings with Gayle King,” the Reasonable Doubt recording artist talked about the viral question.

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When King asked the billionaire, he said, “You got to take the money. What I’mma say?”

The host pushed back and said that there would be a level of wisdom that a person might get just sitting in the lunch that could potentially change their life. Still, Jay said he would take the money.

“You got all that in the music for $10.99,” he said. “That’s a bad deal. I wouldn’t tell you to cut a bad deal, like take the $500,000. Go buy some albums and listen to the albums. It’s all there if [you] piece it together and really listen to the music for the words, for what it is. It’s all there.”

According to Jay-Z, who has sold over 45 million albums worldwide and has 14 #1 hits on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, all the things that he predicted would happen in his career actually did.

“Everything I said [in the music] I wanted to do, I’ve done,” he said. “And there’s The Blueprint. ‘The Blueprint,’ literally to me, is my life and my journey. It is there already.”

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