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Twitter Iconoclash: Rapper Brags About Wealth, Billionaire Oil Tycoon Puts Him in His Place


"The first million is the hardest"

In this corner is Drake (yes, that’s really his stage name): a 25-year old Canadian rapper and former (Canadian) television star. Apparently, he’s kind of a big deal with the kids.

And in this corner is T. Boone Pickens: an 84-year old oil tycoon, entrepreneur, and the 328th richest person in America. He actually is a big deal.

Now, ordinarily, these two would probably never have any reason to meet, let alone talk finances. But that’s what Twitter is for.

"The first million is the hardest," the Canadian rapper tweeted. Awesome. You’re wealthy. We couldn’t be prouder.

Here’s where it gets funny: T. Boone Pickens, who follows Drake on Twitter (why? We'll never know), wasn’t at all impressed.

"The first billion is a helluva lot harder" the billionaire oil tycoon responded.

Image courtesy Gizmodo

At this point, we assume Drake just kinda’ sat there and blinked a few times.

"@boonepickens just stunted on me heavy,” he eventually replied.

“There has never before been a point in history when a young black guy rich off of Canadian soap operas and luxury super-rap could exchange words with a quasi-eccentric super-rich octogenarian who loves wind power,” writes Gizmodo’s Sam Biddle. “Now they can—in public. And that, simply, is awesome.”

Next up, we're hoping we can get a Twitter dialogue going between Jose Canseco and the Dalai Lama.

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