Lil Wayne and Birdman Used to Place $10K Bets on Computer-Simulated ‘Madden’...

Lil Wayne and Birdman Used to Place $10K Bets on Computer-Simulated ‘Madden’ Games


Remember when Lil Wayne rapped, “I’d rather count $100,000 on a Sunday/Watch a football game and bet it all on one play” on “Best Rapper Alive”? It sounded like a completely absurd boast. But after hearing the story that T-Pain told during a Twitch live-streaming session of the game Doom on Tuesday, it’s not hard to believe that Wayne has actually bet 100 grand on a single football play.

According to T-Pain, he used to witness Wayne and Birdman making ridiculously large bets on games of Madden when they were in the studio together. We’re talking $10,000 per game. And to make matters even crazier, Pain says the two didn’t actually play the games that they bet on. Instead, they counted on computer simulations to determine who won.

Here’s the story Pain told (you can watch him tell it in the clip above, courtesy of TMZ Sports):

Let me tell y’all a story. Let me tell y’all how rich niggas are. When I used to be in the studio with Lil Wayne all the time and Birdman, Lil Wayne and Birdman would bet money. Lil Wayne and Birdman would bet $10,000 a game on Madden, and they would just let the computer play each other. They would bet that a team they pick would beat the team that the other guy picked, and they didn’t play the game. They just let the computer play each other, and they would just bet $10,000 on that game. I thought that was the most ballingest shit I had ever seen in my life. I never got in on the bets because, you know, I’m not an idiot. I didn’t want to spend all my money. I know them niggas got damn near billions of dollars, so I’m not about to act like I’m in that bracket. I made a few songs here and there, but goddamn!

That sounds like a great way to blow through a fortune, doesn’t it? Kudos to Pain to being financially responsible despite the obvious temptations that were surrounding him.