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Dr. Dre may have drunkenly confirmed Apple’s Beats acquisition (video)

Above: Dr. Dre performs at Coachella 2012.

Image Credit: Jason Persse / Flickr

We don’t often hear tacit confirmations of $3.2 billion acquisitions in the presence of a beer as lame as Heineken — but that’s exactly what happened last night.

In a brief video posted to actor Tyrese Gibson’s Facebook page, Dr. Dre called himself “the first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherf**king West Coast.” Naturally, this prompted a string of profanities and some feverish dancing.

Earlier in the video, Gibson proclaimed, “The Forbes list [of wealthy individuals] just changed,” to which the Dre added, “In a big way.”

The partiers were presumably excited about Apple’s rumored acquisition of Beats Electronics, which makes Beats headphones and recently spun off a streaming music service. Apple is reportedly scooping up Dr. Dre’s company for a massive $3.2 billion, making Beats Apple’s largest acquisition by around $2.8 billion.

You’re going to have to trust us, though: Beats by Apple isn’t as crazy as you may imagine.

Gibson has pulled the video from his Facebook page, but someone uploaded a ripped version to YouTube. We’ve embedded that below. (For those with delicate sensibilities: It contains bad language. Consider yourselves warned.)

More information:

Beats Music is a music streaming service spun out of Beats Electronics and into its own company in early 2013. The core experience will be centered around curated playlists created by musicians and music writers. It is currently in pri... read more »

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23 comments
Mark Hayden
Mark Hayden

Overpriced cans! I use the Monoprice $23.00 cans. They sound better. 

Yoon Hyuk
Yoon Hyuk

i agree they look plain ugly. but if you were to listen to beats for a a few tracks and then re-listen to those same tracks with these grados , it will be like going from driving a used ford pinto to a brand new mercedes . unless you want to just have a mercedes with ford pinto engine and suspensions on it ..... aka beats

Kelly Schlater
Kelly Schlater

I think people who would sacrifice a significant amount of functionality for aesthetic appeal are foolish. Though they do say, 'A fool and his money are soon parted'... I guess it makes sense for you!

Allan Milisic
Allan Milisic

They look ugly as shit also. People want products that look sexy as well as function well. These headphones are hideous.

Ronny Gunawan
Ronny Gunawan

Every Apple fanboy knows that Jony's earpods sound better than Dre's beats.

Alex Redman
Alex Redman

i meant something for the people of compton. you know.. giving to the hood not the elite

Mark Bare
Mark Bare

Can we forget about Dre already...

Alex Redman
Alex Redman

great now he can help his people get on their feet with donations, at least a billion dollars or so. OBVIOUSLY. he walks his walk and talks his talk, so its just a matter of a few weeks until he will announce his donations.

Michael J. Miraflor
Michael J. Miraflor

the difference is marketing. Grados are superior (I have a pair of SR80s), but there is no marketing, and therefore close to zero awareness.

Gregory Borchardt
Gregory Borchardt

Actually, isn't Russell Simmons the first Hip Hop billionaire? East Coast.

Reda Bakri
Reda Bakri

Heineken is no lame beer ... Pabst is

Yoon Hyuk
Yoon Hyuk

beats=teen toy crap . almost half the price and triple the sound quality=

Mercantile Ways
Mercantile Ways

Good to see an acquisition that actually makes some sense...

Jerry Hsiang
Jerry Hsiang

HTC made another wrong move by selling their shares back