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T. Boone Pickens smacks down Drake on Twitter


There was a moment of serendipitious world-colliding on Twitter on Wednesday, with rapper/actor Drake lamenting his wealth, and 84-year-old Texas oil magnate T. Boone Pickens putting Drizzy on notice. Join us for this strange tale of microblogging madness, won't you?

Drake took to the tweeblogs on Wednesday to write via @Drake, "The first million is the hardest." For some reason, somewhere in the world corporate raider Pickens saw the tweet and responded on @boonepickens, "The first billion is a helluva lot harder," then rewteeted Drake's insolent proclamation. Oh, snap!

Drake knew he'd been had, tweeting to his fans, "@boonepickens just stunted on me heavy." We should say so. That's what goes down when you make $1.4 billion as a corporate raider; becoming No. 328 on Forbes' list of richest Americans doesn't happen to just anyone. Then again, Drake's Canadian, so he's probably happy with what he has.

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[Last modified: Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:45pm]


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