Nicki Minaj and Pitbull were on hand to announce the American Music Awards nominees in October 2011

Nicki Minaj and Pitbull were on hand to announce the American Music Awards nominees in October 2011

*Pitbull and Nicki Minaj are among the worst offenders when it comes to rappers claiming to make more money than they actually do, according to a new report.

Both stars have boasted of making a billion in recent song lyrics, but research carried out by Business Week proves otherwise.

For sh**s and giggles, the financial website was inspired to look into the numbers after hearing Jay-Z’s new “Magna Carta Holy Grail” track “Versus,” which blasts rappers who falsely claim a higher financial bracket.

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Pitbull tops the list of rappers whose actual earnings come in way under their lyrical brags. The star claimed in his 2012 song “Feel This Moment”: “Now make dollars, I mean billions, I’m a genius.” His reported 2012 earnings, however, come in at mere $9.5 million.

Nicki Minaj placed second on the graph after saying she made a billion in her track “Up In Flames,” but her reported earnings in 2012 was $15.5 million.

Jay-Z came off best after claiming to have made half a billion, with his net worth coming in at $475 million.

Listen to Jay-Z’s new track “Versus” below: