One trait rappers like Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug and Cardi B have in common is they know how to spend and celebrate properly. Scroll to see the 10 most expen$ive gifts that traded hands in hip-hop in 2021…
10. Bobby Shmurda's Glow-In-The-Dark Chain
When Bobby Shmurda returned home after serving more than six years in prison, his GS9 partner Rowdy Rebel – who was locked up with him – commissioned a glow-in-the-dark "Shmurda" pendant. Eric The Jeweler designed the piece, which features VVS emeralds and an emoji.
9. Rick Ross' 16-Year-Old Son's Wingstop Franchise
As the owner of a reported 25 Wingstop locations, Rick Ross is one of the biggest supporters of the restaurant. Plus, he's a savvy businessman, so it's only right he blessed his 16-year-old son William Roberts with his very own franchise for his birthday. (Roberts is also a lineman with football offers from the University of Miami, Ole Miss and more.)
8. Lil Baby's Loose Cash From ATL's "Water Boys"
Lil Baby is the definition of a hometown hero. In fact, he's so respected around Atlanta, the city's youngest hustlers known as the "Water Boys" blessed him with some bread for his 27th birthday this month. They sell water bottles on the streets and often have viral run-ins with rappers.
7. Young Thug's $200k Pink Bentley From Gunna
Young Thug turned 30 years old back in August, so his YSL protégé Gunna went all out for his present, buying him a hot pink Bentley Continental GT Convertible worth a reported $200k or so. The color scheme matches the trippy cover art for Thug's latest album 'Punk.'
6. Drake's Meaningful 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom
On his 35th birthday, Drizzy posted a lengthy note about how he and his OVO team used to "finesse" the below Rolls-Royce Phantom rental to "convince people in the city we were destined to make it."
Fast-forward and Drake's manager Future the Prince tracked down the exact car they used to drive around and finally bought it for good. "Manifestation complete," Drake wrote.
5. Travis Scott's Jeep "Cacti" From James Harden
Travis Scott and James Harden are close friends thanks to their shared time repping Houston. Last April, Harden bought La Flame a custom Jeep Trackhawk for his 30th birthday featuring Cactus Jack and Cacti accents.
The joyride was short-lived though, as Travis' hard seltzer was deleted following the deadly Astroworld tragedy.
4. Kulture's $400k Luxury Set From Cardi B & Offset
One of the most lavish hip-hop gifts this year also ignited some backlash from fans. When Cardi B and Offset gifted their daughter Kulture a $150k chain from Eliantte and a $250k Richard Mille watch for her 3rd birthday, some thought the jewelry was over the top given her young age.
Cardi didn't hesitate to respond: "Listen imma live my childhood dreams thru my kids."
3. Young Thug's 100-Acre 'Slime City' From Manager
Along with the Bentley from Gunna, Thugger was treated to 100 acres from his manager for his 30th. "Slime City" is going to be an official subdivision with campsites, dirt bike trails, a waterpark and even a music festival for the local community to enjoy.
Thug also asked Elon Musk for help designing the city's power grid: "I wanna make Slime City solar-powered wya Elon Musk." Elon actually replied, "Talk to me in private."
2. Offset's $2 Million Check Courtesy Of Cardi B
You've seen how Offset and Cardi treat their daughter, so imagine how crazy they go for each other.
In fact, Cardi handed Offset a massive check – literally – for $2 million during his 30th birthday party. Set himself set the standard, as he surprised her with a $1.5 million crib in the Dominican Republic for her 29th.
1. Moneybagg Yo's $1.5 Million Bag From Yo Gotti
For his 30th birthday, Moneybagg Yo and his CMG label boss Yo Gotti reminded everyone why he deserves such a name. Gotti surprised him with $1.5 million…in $100 bills only! (Not to mention a Rolex on the side.)
"Dam Ion Know Wat To Say," Moneybagg wrote in a caption. His girlfriend Ari Fletcher also copped him 28.8 acres of land.
What's your favorite present out of the bunch?