So I ball so hard mothafuckas wanna fine me, first niggas gotta find me
What's 50 grand to a mothafucka like me, can you please remind me

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – Niggas in Paris Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Balling hard equals a rough foul every now and again. The actual ballers of the NBA have been cracking down lately and handing out large fines, one of them to Jay-Z. He was fined by the NBA for visiting the Kentucky Wildcats locker room. NBA employees (Hov is, as he often brags, a minority owner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets) are not allowed to communicate with players who aren’t draft eligible.

You gotta find Hov first though.

With his $450 million, $50k doesn’t even hurt his pockets, whereas it’s “a life changing amount of money for normal people.”

Note that 50 grand is a recurring figure in Hova’s life: he also famously dropped a $50,000 tip after a night out at Scarpetta, and bet 50k he’d spit his “One Minute Man” remix verse flawless

Fun Fact: During Jay’s Magna Carter Tour, while at D.C, fire marshals told Jay if anyone who had floor seating were to start a moshpit or bunch up into a big crowd he would charged a “substantial amount.” Jay then went on to say, “WHAT’S 50 GRAND TO A NIGGA LIKE ME, SIR?!”

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