"New deals on the way, bitch!"
Lil Pump is newly independent, and if anyone wants to sign him, they're going to have to make a generous offer. The Miami rapper's Warner Bros. contract was recently voided, with Pump able to slip out of his deal due to signing as a minor (he's currently 17). When a TMZ cameraman caught up with him in New York, Pump claimed he was looking for at least $15 million to sign another deal.
"New deals on the way, bitch!" he said. "If you ain't got 15 [million], don't talk to me, bitch! I don't want no meetings unless you talkin' 15 and up!"
Pump is said to have received a nearly $350,000 advance on his original Warner contract, but with the platinum-selling, top 3 Billboard hit "Gucci Gang" under his belt, he's looking for a much bigger payday for his next venture. The initial report from Hits Daily Double stated that Pump's team was looking for $8 million per album, while he'd been getting offers that sat in the $3-4 million per album range.
In 2017, Pump released his self-titled debut project, which launched at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. It sold 46,000 equivalent album units in its first week.
Though he's a relatively new artist, Pump is already a fairly recognized name in pop culture. Earlier this month, his hit, "Gucci Gang," was parodied in an SNL skit with Pete Davidson and Sam Rockwell.