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She has bounced around several black strip clubs in Miami but regularly works Monday nights and big events at KOD. "Dancing is a gamble," Skrawberry says. "One Monday I may make more than $3,000 but the next Monday don't make any money. But the dry spells are very rare."
Although she declined to disclose her annual income, Skrawberry says she makes enough to rent a condo in midtown Miami, buy designer clothes, and get her hair and nails done weekly. If she pulls in $3,000 a week for 52 weeks, her annual income is easily $156,000. "I'm on cruise control right now," she says.
In a recent interview on Star Power Radio, an Internet station based in Atlanta, Tip Drill boasted that stripping one to two nights a week can bring her $8,000. "On my birthday, I made close to $12,000," she tells the hosts. That means she could make $416,000 a year.
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Tip Drill is a bona fide hip-hop celebrity. Her routine has been featured on sites such as WorldStarHipHop.com, and she has been name-dropped on Twitter by Drake and other A-list rappers. She appeared next to Nicki Minaj in the video for "Beez in the Trap."
On January 30, Skrawberry and Tip Drill went mainstream. After a night of partying at LIV, they stopped by Jerry's Famous Deli on Collins Avenue for breakfast. The hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe — former U.S. Congressman Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist — were taping a segment before the GOP primary when Skrawberry yelled, "Who is Newt Gingrich?" She and Tip Drill were still drinking from a $450 bottle of Moët pink champagne left over from their soiree.
The pair enjoyed weeks of viral Internet fame. Then, for Tip Drill, it all went wrong.
On February 19, while doing her routine in front of hundreds of fans at KOD, her legs slipped and she fell face-first from the ceiling onto the stage.
"At first I thought she was gone, but then when I got closer, I heard her moaning," Skrawberry recalls. "That's when I felt her bones all fractured. It felt like glass."
Tip Drill suffered facial fractures including a broken jaw that had to be wired shut for six weeks. News of her nasty spill quickly spread through the hip-hop universe, with Drake tweeting, "Praying for my homegirl Tip Drill one time." Miami rapper Plies hosted a fundraiser to help pay for her medical bills. Disco Rick made T-shirts that read, "We love Tip Drill."
His best dancer, though, would never return to KOD.
Tip Drill and Skrawberry stand on a sofa, hands in the air, inside South Beach nightclub Dream. It's April 4 — six-and-half weeks after her gruesome injury — and the stripper is out of the hospital, grinning, shaking her ass, and showing no signs of disfigurement. Every VIP table is packed. The DJ is playing an old-school set: Uncle Luke's "Scarred" follows Disco Rick's "Wiggle Wiggle." Patrons sip pink champagne, cognac, and tequila, and weed smoke hangs in the air. It's Tip Drill's welcome-back party.
She is fully clothed in an all-black hipster ensemble featuring tights ripped at the sides, a graphic T-shirt, and a black baseball cap. At a nearby table, a group of dudes throws dollar bills in her general direction for the hell of it. Dream's bar backs furiously pick up the bills. Tip Drill tells New Times that she doesn't plan on dancing anymore. She declines to talk about KOD because she claims she's intent on suing Galardi and his enterprise. "I'm not gonna say it's the greatest club in the world," she says dismissively.
Can KOD remain on top of the hip-hop world without her? Her lawsuit would be just the latest legal headache for Galardi. He's suing the City of Forest Park in Georgia because its elected officials passed a law banning liquor sales at strip clubs. Galardi also has an ongoing defamation countersuit against Larry James White, his former lawyer and landlord in Atlanta, who in 2007 filed a suit accusing Galardi of being a racketeer, a purveyor of prostitution, and a briber of public officials. White did not return two phone calls to his Atlanta office seeking comment.
The strip club tycoon is in poor health, according to Stanford, his friend in Vegas. In 2008, he was diagnosed with throat cancer. He lost 70 pounds from radiation treatments, Stanford relays. "He's also got this horrible double vision that is limiting his ability to read, watch television, or drive," she says. "He's pretty much retired, spending most of his time at his ranch, which he calls Circle G."
KOD doesn't have the Miami hip-hop scene to itself anymore, either. Last summer, a new club called G5 opened in the old Diamonds space and began hosting its own rap-fueled parties, trying to take KOD's crown. Rick Ross hosted a bash there in March, and a fully clothed Tip Drill MCed a party alongside VH1 reality star Evelyn Lozada on April 9. Pop, KOD's ex-manager, has also taken over Rachel's Steakhouse & Cabaret on Miami Beach just in time for Memorial Day weekend, when the city gets packed with African-American visitors.
For now, though, the carnival still rages on at KOD.
the owners, managers and people that goes to these clubs should at least support their kids before they just throw away money.most of the people that participate in these activities are deadbeat fathers.. it's ashame how they will neglect their own kids and disrespect their baby mothers and lie about having no money. but then be at the strip club spending every dime they have when they avoid childsupport
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I'm glad the bro's have a place where they can smoke their chronic & throw bills at ho's.I just wonder why we have to read about it?? It should have been named the missing link or the jgabo junction.
Why don't you go to KOD and suggest the name change? Oh I know why - Because you're another pathetic loser who gets cheap thrills from writing things on the internet he wouldn't dare say face-to-face. Enjoy the rest of your sad life.
I'm in S FLA u want to meet me some where I'll say some thing to your face & then I'll kn0ck your punk 4ss out. It was a joke, Chris Rock can say what ever he wants about whitey & biaaaatches like u would hoot & holler but if I say some thing your panties are in a bunch. Unlike your anonymous silhouette there's my name & pic. Get a clue m4ggot.
Again, Any time, any where,pathetic punk.You're right I do get a cheap thrill from making smart 4ss comments just like any other comic. U really are making something out of nothing?? It was a joke kinda like u & your long convoluted diatribe. By the way just like u, New Times sent the article to my e-mail I opened it & made a dopey bigoted comment which it looks like a few folks thought was funny. No sense of accomplishment taken jack4ss(where do u come up w/ this garbage?) As for my death bed I'll be thinking about all the kick 4ss times I've had in my life growing up outside of DC & in S FLA. I won't be giving a second thought to internet commenting tomfoolery, u or the mulignans who are smokin their dope & smoozin the ho's at the titty bar.By the way it has nothing to do w/ being cowardly going there & making a racist comment it would be idiotic unless I had my thirty-aught-six w/ me & was ready to go to jail for a long time. It's funny u were so concerned u doubled back & when u were disappointed I hadn't responded u added a P.S. Hmmmm, speaking of internet trolling???U also claim u don't give a second thought to racial issues but I see u want Zimm fried even though it still isn't clear if he killed dude in cold blood or if the thug attacked him, which is called assault,so I guess we know who your voting for .Since your such a paragon of virtue judge my bad behavior all u want I don't care & piss off before I give u a bitch slap.
Davillus I think you have me confused with someone else. I never even said what race I am. I could care less about what Chris Rock has to say about "whitey" just like I could care less about what you have to say about "the blacks". I just think it's extremely pathetic for a 43-year old man to have such a loser life that his only sense of accomplishment comes from being a cowardly internet troll. I know just as well as you do that you don't have the heart to walk into KOD or anywhere else for that matter and say what you typed face-to-face so just STFU.
Unlike people such as yourself, I don't feel the need to define myself by a race that I didn't even choose. I am an individual and my sense of pride comes from what I have accomplished on my own terms. People like yourself who have pride in things they took no part in, such as race, are truly sad to me.
At the end of the day, regardless of race, you face an inevitable death like everyone else. You're not special. You're just another anonymous idiot who's going to be on your deathbed, looking back on life and wishing you could get back the time you wasted worrying about the actions of a group of people who could care less about what's going on in your own life. Believe me I have seen plenty of people like you go through this and although it may be heartbreaking, it doesn't stop the eventual flatline. Then it's over forever.
The people who you have such an issue with are enjoying life without care or concern about what you feel about it and will continue to long after you're nothing more than a skeleton in a box. And with that I again say enjoy the rest of your sad life and I'm done with this silly internet argument.
You pretty much proved the point about being a coward who gets cheap thrills from writing things on the internet. I bet your little peen got rock hard while you were angrily typing that response. Hilarious.
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
The sad part is not the girls dancing. The sad part is that American males are so conditioned and controlled by the carrot Of possible sex that they will throw millions at a woman in a bikini to validate themselves. Its like a bunch of morons at an auction bidding on a turd. One guy bids a hundred and the other guy's ego won't let him be out bid so he bids two hundred. The real players are the guys banging these chicks for little to no money. These other guys are just followers who waste money at kod because they see Wayne doing it.
If these women were smart they would stash that money, and when it's all said and done they should be sitting on millions. But no REAL WOMAN would ever lower her standards to this type foolishness.
It's very sad that these young girls would low-rate themselves that's all these guys see a hoochie mamma they will never marry them. Frankly I say go and work hard, set your standards high and you will get a good man that will take care of you. I refuse to lower my standards for a few dollars. What these women are failing to realize they are going to get old, and stripping does not draw a pension, 401k plan, nor retirement most of them are running to get the C-230 Mercedes Benz and designer pocket books, they are not saving that money. What idiots. Thank God for Class, Morals and Dignity!!
Advisor is an a fattie that no one would pay to see naked. The REAL women I know that strip feel empowered by men throwing money at them. Clearly, you will never know what that feels like. So, you marginalize them by saying they have low standards. Just an FYI, the porn biz is a BILLION dollar industry but, I bet you hate that also. Someone please look this chick up and knock the dust off her pussy.
Because porn is a billion dollar business makes it ok, the richest woman in the world is Oprah Winfrey, you don't see her shaking her butt to get bucks, it's clear that you are clueless, a REAL WOMAN does not have to be validated by men throwing money at her, that's a slut, a whore, a woman with no morals and no values and certainly low self-esteem. Your mother must be on a pole you're taking such an offense. Beyonce shakes her butt but she gets paid, and has a rich man taking care of her so do your homework you idiot. Put your 5 year old daughter out there and let her strip.
It's not rage it's a fact. You choose to respond, you're forgetting this is a free country. If you like trash, that you Trash + Trash = Trash. Don't hate on Oprah she's rolling in the dough, it's not being throwed at her either. Like Khandi from the Housewives of the ATL she has fame & fortune and she's earned it. Keep going to see those dollar whores.You are what you feed your wasteless empty mind.
Oprah isn't even in the Top 20 of the richest women in the world, I'll quote you here "it's clear that you are clueless".
A real woman is allowed to do whatever she wants. You choose to rage on an internet comments section, more power to you.
I am not a racist, but I do harbor some resentment of black guys who seem to want all women for themselves. When I was young and in college, I had black girlfriends and was beaten up rather badly on two occasions by gangs of black men who claimed to be protecting their womenfolk from exploitation by white men. You are never fighting just one guy, but all his homies at the same time. Blacks can go to any strip club and drop all kinds of cash on white women; Hispanic women; Asian women and no one can say anything. What would happen however, if a white guy entered this King of Diamonds club and focused his attention on one or two naked black babes? He might not make it out alive. That is what I would call unfair.
Myself, my girl and my friend all went to the Blue Flame outside Atlanta and left with three Black girls. We were the only Whites there, purchased rounds, had rounds purchased and had a ball. Been to plenty of "Black" bars without any trouble. The only color the strippers care about is green and all the guys are hoping to pull some ass. Ive dated more Blacks and latinas then White girls and no one is beating me up. So, your either full of crap or did something stupid.
Thats not true, Im white and I would roll up in there no problem. You act like an idiot ,you get treated like one. Go in there scared and acting stupid your an idiot. Walk up in there, mind your business and do your thang. No one will bother you.