Cam’ron Admits He Was Dead Broke When He Signed to Roc-A-Fella

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Cam was far from pink minks when he signed his Roc deal.

“Cam’Ron” and “broke” are two words that don’t even sound right together. You have to have some serious bank before you get to all pink mink, but apparently, things haven’t always been flush for Killa Cam.

He admitted in a new interview that he was dead broke when he signed to Roc-A-Fella in 2001. Though Cam had already released two albums, 1998’s Gold-selling Confessions Of Fire and 2000’s highly-charting S.D.E., Cam said that all that money was gone by 2001.

“After two albums I was pop,” he said in an interview with MReck TV.

Apparently, Cam had found a way to scrounge up $10K to keep himself out of the poorhouse, but he very nearly lost that. “I was in front of Baseline [studios]. I lost the $10,000 check,” Cam revealed. “Yo, we in front of the studio, I’m dead pop, I just signed to Roc-A-Fella, but I’m dead pop. I done gambled, did all type of shit, I’m dead pop. I found [an] Ohio lick though, but I got a check out the blue for 10,000. I lost it.”

Cam eventually found the check (with the help of Freeky Zeaky) underneath a nearby car, but it was a frightening moment for the rapper who had managed to gamble and spend his way through his early success.

Of course, after signing to Roc-A-Fella, he released a third album that ensured he’d never have to worry about money again, as long as people still love “Hey Ma.”

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