Mark Cuban trolled Donald Trump by releasing a parody video of Trump singing the lyrics to the song “Billionaire,” by Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars.
The video was composed of many cuts from Trump’s campaign rallies and television appearances, with the beat from “Billionaire” playing in the background.
“Billionaire as performed by @realDonaldTrump,” Cuban tweeted on early Friday morning. “Why did I do this? Because I can :).”
Trump’s words were combed to say the following lines:
I wanna be a billionaire so frickin’ bad Buy all of the things I never had Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen.
Oh every time I close my eyes I see my name in shining lights, yeah A different city every night, oh I swear the world better prepare For when I’m a billionaire.
Cuban told Business Insider in an email that he thought the video would be “fun to do” after he challenged the presumptive Republican nominee’s net worth in an interview earlier this week. The mash-up promoted an app with which Cuban is involved, called Register to Vote.
During an interview earlier this week with WABC’s “The Bernie and Sid Show,” Cuban, the business mogul and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, said that he went over Trump’s recent FEC filings – the ones Trump’s campaign claimed displayed his “massive” fortune.
But the star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” said that he saw a different story reading through the report.
I don’t think he’s very good at brands for non-real-estate products. And, to me, it’s more a reflection of desperation. So when you’re putting your name on steaks, and you’re putting your name on water, you’re putting your name on playing cards, you’re putting your name on all this nonsense, right? You’re not going to make big bucks, no matter what. It’s not like Trump Steaks were going to make him $100 million. It’s not like it was going to make him $5 million.
“I asked, ‘What the hell are you doing? Are you that desperate for money?’ Seriously,” Cuban said.
After reading Trump’s FEC filing, Cuban said that “it’s not even close” as to who has more in liquid assets between the two.
“I do,” he said.
Cuban has flirted with presidential politics in recent weeks. He generated additional buzz after Hillary Clinton expressed openness to him serving as her running mate during a “Meet the Press” episode, during which Cuban also said that he’d be intrigued by the possibility.
The mogul has since said that Clinton’s team has reached out to his team about setting up a meeting, although it wasn’t clear if it was to talk about the possibility of serving as a running mate.