Kreayshawn - 1 Million
“Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada. The basic bitches wear that shit, so I don't even bother.” Coming out of Oakland, CA, female emcee Kreayshawn is responsible for this track titled “Gucci Gucci,” which went viral after hitting the Internet. This landed her a one million dollar recording contract with Columbia Records, which is part of Sony Music Entertainment. The signing took place in June 2011, with the release of her debut album following one year later.
Meanwhile, all glamour aside, when rumors of this million dollar deal surfaced, Kreayshawn was bombarded with people asking her for money. Having a strong grip on how the music industry worked, she knew she had to be extra careful with her money from that point forward.
“You don’t even get half of it right away and then you got all these things to pay off and then you gotta upgrade your whole lifestyle yourself,” Kreayshawn states, as per rapfix.mtv.com. “You never know, I could be calling you back for some money, like, ‘Remember that interview we did? Can I get a job?’”