While many have dreams of becoming famous with a music career, DDG settled on a more profitable path: downloading and making videos!
The rapper, who started creating content for YouTube and continues to post on the platform, addressed the issue via Twitter on Tuesday.
Seemingly unapologetic, DDG matches what he earns as a rapper with what he makes through YouTube. Specifically, he shared that YouTubers and viewers “make more money than musicians,” and went on to add that “it’s not even close.”
ngl.. youtubers/streamers make more money than musicians and it’s not even close
— DDG (@PontiacMadeDDG) December 6, 2022
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As it is for reasons like this, people quickly started calling on the Internet. However, instead of dissing DDG, many agreed with what he said.
No lies.. humble https://t.co/GIJOnxPXhW
– HE (@ArmoneyWarren) December 7, 2022
I have been saying this. When my friends in the industry started interrupting me I asked why anyone would want to be a rapper. Some people would be better off just going to college and becoming a dentist or something. https://t.co/zdkGfEro2Y
– 🛸 (@brokeandcheap) December 7, 2022
Mainly, the reason was because musicians often have debts with their labels.
Duhh he owes nothing to writing https://t.co/JIXMZZtrKM
– Ms.Clever_Tactics (@CleverTactixs) December 7, 2022
i believe.. they don’t owe anyone, everyone owes them 😭😭 https://t.co/alxpN2oUyp
– Mo Sleaze 🖤 (@Bigmo72_) December 7, 2022
this is true because most rappers don’t see all of their money going back into their music at the top and blowing it all up.
– skateboard 🍀 (@1cashkay) December 7, 2022
Fellow musician Cochise also agreed with DDG’s statement. In fact, the “Hatchback” actor also revealed that “for years” he has been expressing the same feelings.
I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS
– FATHER. PROFESSOR (@cochise) December 7, 2022
Various YouTubers and Twitch streamers jumped into the conversation, including Mr. Beast, KSI, and Stable Ronaldo.
– MrBeast (@MrBeast) December 7, 2022
YouTube / Advertising = more money
Music = highly respected by many people
Boxing = more respect on the internet
— ksi (@KSI) December 7, 2022
youtubers/streamers connect better with their audience imo then artists by working with them and i think that leads to $/following daily trends/ideas
– FaZe Ronaldo (@StableRonaldo) December 6, 2022
Although there was general agreement, it was also said that the comparison depends on how poppin’ the singer is.
Eh, I’d say super rappers who make more, but more than your average rapper, yeah
– 🥷🏻 (@Sorry4TheDs) December 6, 2022
I feel like a bro wouldn’t say this if he could see himself as a rapper. 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/mhShs9AKoi
– BIG DASHER 🦌🎄 (@waco_warren) December 7, 2022
Idk not more @lilbaby4PF & @lildurk https://t.co/YCgiiu4byH
– CBFW 🖕🏽❤️🔥 (@kisses4jha) December 7, 2022
I disagree, a regular songwriter makes more money than a regular YouTuber
— Domo (@RIPMAMBA15OO) December 7, 2022
Some question why, if what they are saying is true, DDG would continue to pursue music when he could have fully devoted himself to YouTube instead. However, the answer was simple: “his passion is some money.”
Love it and some money lol?
— Brandon Samuels (@BSHD_Unity) December 6, 2022
Not everything is driven by money lol. He prolly just had a desire for it
– DIO (@aye_dio) December 7, 2022
He Said What He Said!
Despite what people might say, DDG repeated his comment with a follow-up tweet.
“I’m not arguing that I’m richer than.. lol you got it lol bro.”
I’m not arguing that I’m richer than.. lol you got it lil bro 😂
— DDG (@PontiacMadeDDG) December 7, 2022
Jokingly, DDG also asked Mr. Beast to help him by “dropping a picture of [his] analytics page.”
Help me twins.. post a screenshot of the analytics page very quickly 😂 https://t.co/PoJ8NQr8YC
— DDG (@PontiacMadeDDG) December 7, 2022
DDG Continues to Spark Conversations on Social Media
This comes after DDG became the talk of Twitter for sharing his “real words”
Like The Shade Room It was said before, funny moments fell on the appearance on Dope As Usual podcast, and left all the hosts and Twitter users in awe!
DDG reveals his “true voice” … no way 😭 pic.twitter.com/UaWDHqISaZ
– Rap Marathon (@RapMarathon_) November 24, 2022
What do you think of DDG’s statement about YouTubers and streamers bringing in more dough than musicians?