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

Dr. Dre performs at Coachella 2012.

Above: Dr. Dre performs at Coachella 2012.

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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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