While the Straight Outta Compton biopic depicted Eazy-E as going through financial troubles, he died very wealthy… according to his son.
In an interview with Vlad TV, Lil Eazy-E talked about the hardships he’s endured growing up, despite his father being worth an estimated $50 million at the time of his death.
“He’s worth $50 million at the time,” he revealed, while explaining that a lot of people felt they were entitled to a piece. “We’re talking how big of an individual he was at the time… and that’s without Bone Thugs-n-Harmony getting a Grammy or being multi-selling group that he didn’t get to see.”
Elsewhere in the interview, he explains — from his perspective — his father’s decision to leave his wife Tomica Wright his stake in Ruthless Records. In the end, Tomica gained full control of the company.
“We had a trust fund. It came from the situation that they instructed in court when he was on his death bed,” Lil Eazy explains. “[Tomica] has been very helpful in different situations in different life, current events with different children. Working with her, I seen a lot of that.”
Regarding the money that Eazy-E makes, even in his death, Lil Eazy says he didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in his mouth… and has to stay on the grind. “I still gotta wake up in the morning and go grind it like I was born and raised to do… in the same blood line that I had. I gotta go get it,” he says.
“I blew my trust fund before I could receive it,” Eazy explained. “I have children, so the trust fund went to the processing for them before I was able to receive it… The little bit that we did get, divided between 9-10 kids at the time, could be quite a much for what we received. But, it’s not quite as much that would be expected.”