Lil Pump takes credit for making Elon Musk the richest man in the world again, and he demands a Tesla.
The “Gucci Gang” rapper known for his trolling ways on social media took to Instagram to take credit for Musk’s resurgent net worth, which stood at more than $180 billion at the time of his video.
However, the business magnate’s reign at the top was short-lived as he was ousted by LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault just 48 hours after Tesla’s share prices plunged by $2 billion.
“Everyone is talking about how Elon Musk is the richest man in the world again,” Pump said. “You know why? Because on February 24th I dropped ‘Tesla’ and the stock went up 6 percent that same day, and two days later it went up 11 percent. So Elon Musk, I love you, send me five Teslas.” ,
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Lil Pump debuted his Tesla collab project with Smokepurpp on February 24.
The new tape comes after Pump’s musical journey last November when he revealed to his followers that his upcoming solo album Lil Pump 2 had fallen into a lake.
“Guys I lost my hard-drive LP2. I lost it in the middle of a lake,” he said in an Instagram Live clip. “I can’t find it. Can you help me find it? Please help me!”
Lil Pump 2 will serve as the official sequel to his 2017 debut Lil Pump, which spawned the rapper’s breakout 5x platinum hit “Gucci Gang.” The album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 45,000 units in its first week, and was eventually certified Gold.
“[Lil Pump 2] is dropping around my birthday in August,” Pump previously said in an interview with Inked Magazine. “It’s going to be crazy. It’s going to be a masterpiece.”
The rapper’s birthday was on August 17, but the date came and went without a release.
Lil Pump has since spent most of 2023 getting into shape, and has flexed his fitness progress on several occasions. On Feb. 1, the Florida native shared before-and-after photos of himself, and can be seen sporting a leaner, more athletic physique — with his bulging “lean belly” now a thing of the past.
“Feeling better, working better, do I have a new addiction, should I keep going?” he wrote in the caption.
The rapper’s journey of health and fitness began in 2019 when he announced that he was quitting drugs for good.
“Yo guys, I’ve got an announcement,” he said on Instagram Live at the time. “I’m not skinny at all. I don’t do drugs anymore, it’s all bullshit.” Someone can be heard shouting in the background: “Good job, Pumpi!