After reports this week that rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman apparently used to place $10,000 bets against one another on computer-simulated matchups in the football video game Madden, the game's Twitter account responded Thursday saying that perhaps that wasn't the best use of anyone's money.
The tale of the $10,000 bets was told by singer and auto-tuner extraordinaire T-Pain during a Twitch live-streaming session of the video game "Doom" Tuesday. TMZ published a video clip of the live stream and it took off. Here's a partial transcript of the story T-Pain told:
"When I used to be in the studio with Lil Wayne all the time and Birdman, Lil Wayne and Birdman would bet money. Lil Wayne and Birdman would bet $10,000 a game on Madden, and they would just let the computer play each other. They would bet that a team they pick would beat the team that the other guy picked, and they didn’t play the game. They just let the computer play each other, and they would just bet $10,000 on that game. I thought that was the most ballingest s--- I had ever seen in my life. I never got in on the bets because, you know, I’m not an idiot. So, I didn’t want to spend all my money."
For gamers more inclined to try to win money through Madden, EA Sports hosts championships with $50,000 in prizes. It was announced this month the New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski would be on the cover of Madden '17, a coveted honor.