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Wiz Khalifa is a wealthy man now, but he wasn’t always living in the lap of luxury. The 23-year-old’s breakout hit “Black and Yellow”  ejected him from the underground to the mainstream, and the checks have been rolling in ever since.

Khalifa revealed to Complex Magazine, the first  big-ticket item he bought once he came into some money, and unlike some of his rap peers, it wasn’t jewelry. “My 2011 [Dodge] Challenger,” he said .“The black and yellow car from the video.”

Rather than blowing money fast, the Pittsburgh native dropped a modest amount on the vehicle, at least by rapper standards. “I think it was $40,000. I didn’t buy it straight out because I wanted to build my credit up. I’ve got a couple cars that I brought straight out, but I didn’t buy this one straight out. I’m actually still making payments on it even though I could buy it. It’s good to have bills. Keeps your credit looking good.”

With a net worth above $10 million, Khalifa can afford to get as many cars as he would like, but with a baby on the way, it’s good that he’s practical about his finances.

Click below to view the car.


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