Marshawn Lynch Stays Rich by Being Extremely “Cheap,” According to His Cousin Mistah F.A.B.

Mistah F.A.B. says Marshawn Lynch refuses to part ways with his NFL money and is extremely “cheap.”

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Mistah F.A.B. has been making the rounds over the course of the last week to promote his latest project, Son of a Pimp 2, and during interviews on Ebro in the Morning, The Breakfast Club, and Sway in the Morning, the Oakland, Calif. rapper has been asked over and over and over again about Marshawn Lynch, who is his first cousin. F.A.B. has talked about everything from the comeback rumors swirling around Beast Mode—“He’s done,” F.A.B. said on The Breakfast Club on Wednesday, “it’s not fun to him no more”—to what the now-former Seahawks running back plans to do in retirement.

But the most interesting and in-depth answers that F.A.B. gave about Lynch came during an hour-long appearance on XXL’s “Ante Up” podcast. F.A.B. touched on some of the topics that he talked about on other shows with regards to Lynch, but he also provided a very lengthy—and, at times, hilarious—answer when he spoke about Lynch’s financial situation. Lynch made headlines in February after a report surfaced about how he hasn’t spent a single cent of the $50 million he made playing professional football, and F.A.B. revealed that Lynch has been able to hold on to so much of his money because, according to him, his cousin is a “cheap ass hoe.”

“He lives like he’s broke,” F.A.B. said after confirming that Lynch hasn’t spent any of the money he made during his time in the NFL. “He still lives like, ‘Cuz, let me get $10.’ ‘Oooh, $10? Cuz, I don’t know. I don’t got it right now. How much is them? Oooh, $40? No, let me get the $15 ones.’ Like, that’s how he is. You’ll be like, ‘Bro, are you serious?’ Like, we’ll go out to eat or go somewhere and he’ll be like, ‘How much is the whomp whomp? Oooh, hell no! $60? Oh no, no. Let me get the $25 one right there, though, the one on the side of it. Yup, that one’s good!’ I’m like, ‘Cuz, you are a cheap ass hoe, bro.’ That’s just how he is. You learn to love him.”

F.A.B. also got serious for a second and said Lynch’s spending habits have rubbed off on him and those who hang around Beast Mode on a regular basis.

“It’s a beauty,” F.A.B. said, “because he shows us how to save money, how to keep things going, and he’s a symbol of hope for us.”

You can listen to F.A.B.’s entire appearance on the “Ante Up” podcast below:

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After hearing the way F.A.B. talks about Lynch—and after reading stories like this one that features Lynch talking about driving a 1986 Honda Civic and working as an Uber driver in his spare time—it’s not hard to see why Beast Mode has so much money squirreled away in the bank. It's also not hard to see why his former teammates used to call on him for help with their 401k plans.

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