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Powerball obsession has made 7-Eleven lines infuriatingly long as of late, but in the midst of everyone taking their piss-poor chance at winning the $1.5 billion jackpot, Wale has posed the question on everyone’s mind: What would you do with the winnings?
Fresh from his grand opening at President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech, the D.C. rapper released the buoyant “Powerball.” It contains his plan for managing $1 billion: “blow the shit in one day,” but not in a completely irresponsible fashion. His first course of action would be to spend it on others, from helping the less fortunate to convincing Wizards owner Ted Leonsis to momentarily relocate the ‘Zards from the Verizon Center to the home of the Goodman League: “I’ma take a million homeless to the mall/ I’ma tell Big Ted if you get a second, we could have a Wizard game out Barry Farm.” He also admitted that, if he had the power, “Tamir [Rice’s] name might be a street.”
Money is power; it changes people and lives. Hopefully, those fortunate enough to have it (or win it) do right with it.