Dr. Dre could be days away from being the first rapper turned BILLIONAIRE, thanks to a mega-deal for Apple to snatch up his Beats Electronics brand.

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Apple will reportedly buy Beats for a whopping $3.2 BILLION -- and since Dre and Interscope honcho Jimmy lovine created the brand ... it's a safe bet they will walk away with a huge chunk of that cash. Dre and Jimmy started the brand back in 2008 with headphones -- but now they're also making bank off speakers, car audio systems, and a streaming service. The deal could close next week ... and would be Apple's biggest acquisition ever.


Here's Dre celebrating with 'Fast and Furious" actor and singer Tyrese...and the homies!