Last night was highlighted by reports from multiple sources that Apple is nearing a $3.2 billion deal to acquire Beats Electronics, the company co-founded by hip-hop producer Dr. Dre. While all that commotion was going on, Dre was apparently in his studio celebrating, as evidenced by a video briefly posted on actor Tyrese Gibson's Facebook page. Gibson reiterates the $3.2 billion figure in his blurb for the clip and urges Forbes to revise its list of the world's richest people because Dr. Dre has now joined the "billionaire boys club." In the video, Dr. Dre describes himself as "the first billionaire in hip hop" and echoes Gibson's excitement. Though the hip hop mogul doesn't explicitly confirm the Apple acquisition, the implication that the deal has already been completed is there. You can watch the full video below, though be forewarned that it's rich on expletives right from the start.
Update May 9th, 7:57AM: Tyrese's Facebook post has since been pulled. His original caption read as follows:
"How did I end up in the studio with Dr Dre ON THE night his deal went public that he did with Apple 3.2 BILLION!!!!! The BEATS HEADPHONES JUST CHANGED HIP HOP!!!!!!"