Beats Billionaire Dr. Dre Is A Really Good Tipper

These must've been some great tequila shots


As far as rapper-entrepreneurs go, Dr. Dre could be described as moderately successful. He's one of hip-hop's elder statesmen, having proven himself a hundred times over as a performer, producer, and collaborator, and his line of Beats headphones are as ubiquitous as Apple earbuds at this point--which goes a ways toward explaining why the company just purchased Beats Entertainment to the tune of $3.2 billion.

Suffice to say, Dr. Dre can afford to make an extravagant gesture every now and then. And when he goes and tips his bar waitress $5,000 at the end of a night of celebrating (this seems to be happening a lot these days), it somehow registers not as a gross display of wealth but simple generosity.

As Radar reports, the 49-year-old was partying at West Hollywood's Mondrian Hotel, taking shots of tequila at its poolside bar. He wrapped around 2:00 AM, when he heftily tipped his waitress before heading out with a security guard.

An unnamed source told Radar that the waitress was "stunned," and that Dre also happily took photos with fans and chatted up house DJ Sanni Val Fleury. Hopefully the lucky server spends at least a little of that $5K on some selections from Dre's fine recording output.

The lesson here? Restaurant workers of Los Angeles (and beyond), put yourself in the way of the celebrities who won't jerk you around, who will be grateful for your service and the fact that you're going to extra lengths to accommodate a high-profile customer. In other words, figure out which bars are frequented by Jeremy Piven, and don't apply to those ones.

Now listen to "Nuthin' but a G Thang" for the ten billionth time, and be humbled.

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Vincent S.

sad but true lesson given here: suck up to the right ppl (i.e. celebrities) to get money.

August 09 2014 at 7:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill Marshall

if he did so anonomously it would mean something.

June 19 2014 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
belln111mb

any tip if reasonable should be accepted. 5,000.00 to his is like 5.00 to an average working person

June 19 2014 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
artistic1025

I don't listen to too much rap, mostly hard rock, but I sure do know who Dr. Dre is. I remember him from back in the day as the host of Yo! MTV Raps with Ed Lover. Although he was an accomplished artist before that show my first time seeing him was during this show. You can tell from that time that he had his act together. Very pleased to see people of color getting ahead in life using the power of the minds and old fashion ingenuity. Good for you Dr. Dre, the notorious AK.

June 19 2014 at 11:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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pwn3d

wrong Dr. Dre.

June 19 2014 at 10:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Victor billa

lmoa!!! wrong Dre.

July 21 2014 at 3:20 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
Lar Woolf

For the life of me I can't understand why the media keeps calling him a billonaire. The 3.2 billion was split evenly between 4 owners. His share is $800,000 less IRS nets $400,000. NOT $3.2 Billion. Ghetto Math I guess!

June 19 2014 at 8:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Lar Woolf

Oops that is $800,000,000 after IRS tax $400,000,000 not $3,200,000,000.00

June 19 2014 at 8:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
IBruzEZ

It isn't even "chump change" for this guy, but it was a nice gesture.

June 19 2014 at 8:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kittenblu

People making this guy rich by buying his ridiculously priced head phones that sound not much better then others. Stupid americans

June 19 2014 at 8:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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jai.hye

That is how the rich and super rich gain that status....stupid humans buying ridiculously priced "stuff" just because it bears a "celebrity's" name. Talk about nonstop insanity....

June 19 2014 at 12:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sle21701

good for him....I am sure this waitress can use this money...

June 19 2014 at 7:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cbcmkting

IT IS DEFINATELY AN ABUSE OF WEALTH..HE WAS PROBABLY DRUNK AND HIGH..HEY GREAT FOR THE WAITRESS WHO I AM SURE COULD USE IT, HOWEVER LETS SEE A 100,000,000 DONATION TO LET SAY A FUND TO HELP HIS OWN PEOPLE'S EDUCATION, FATHERLESS CHILDREN OF HIS HOMIES WHO LEAVE FAMILIES HELPLESS...

June 19 2014 at 7:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MIKE VALENTIN

Stupid for waitress/waiter to report such a tip. Often tips are counted as part of salary and taxed.

June 19 2014 at 7:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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