He's better known for his mega hit "U Can't Touch This," which helped him earn more than $30m in the early 1990s. However, he was pretty careless with the money.
He bought a $1m mansion and had a staff of 200 people working in it. On top of that, his entourage was over 40 people large. He couldn't support his lifestyle for long, and filed for bankruptcy in 1996 with over $13m in debt.
Now, he lives a quieter life as a pastor in a ranch house. He told Ebony Magazine that his "priorities were out of order." Here's the original song if you want to get a blast from the past