Kanye West tops Jay Z to become Forbes’ 2019 highest paid hip-hop star

Written by on September 20, 2019

Kanye West, US rapper and record producer, has been named hip-hop’s highest earner for the year 2019, according to Forbes.

The 42-year-old songwriter, who is on the verge to release ‘Jesus is Great’, his highly-anticipated debut gospel album, raked in about one hundred and fifty million dollars over the past year to knock Jay Z, fellow rapper, off the top spot, a feat he is achieving for the first time in his career.

Jay Z claimed the second spot with eighty-one million dollars, while Drake, the most-streamed artist of any genre, rounded out the top three with seventy-five million dollars  pretax income.

Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B were the only female artists to make the top twenty.

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