Diddy is a man with a big ego, believing that if sex was an Olympic event, he’d win gold. I actually believe this, since the prize usually goes to who comes first.
So I imagine it would be ego damaging for Diddy to have to fly commercial with the rest of us chumps who can’t afford the $200,000 it apparently costs him to fly cross country. He let loose his disappointment on a You Tube video. (Which is currently set to private.)
He said: “Gas prices are too ****** ******* high. As you know, I do own my own jet and I have been having flying back and forth to LA pursuing my acting career.
“Now, if I’m flying back and forth, like, twice in a month that’s like $200,000 or $250,000 round trip. **** that. I’m back on American Airlines right now, OK.
Laughing into the camera, he said: “Check this out, your boy Diddy right now is on American Airlines. Look.
“I want to give a shout out to all my Saudi Arabian brothers and sisters and all my brothers and sisters from all the countries that have oil, if you could all please send me some oil for my jet I would truly appreciate it.
“But right now, can you believe it, I am actually flying commercial. That’s how high gas prices are ok, so I feel you. Look, I’m at the gate right now.
“This is proof that gas prices are too high, we need to do something about it, so tell whoever the next president is that we need to bring gas back down.”
As he boards his flight Combs tells the people around him that he is trying to prove he has been forced to “fly commercial”, stating what an unbelievable situation it was before holding up his plane ticket for the camera.
I love that Diddy is lamenting his need to fly commercial, and appealing to his oil rich ‘brothers and sisters’ to bail him out. Diddy, try and relax, and remember what good you’re doing for the environment by flying commercial. Try the strategy for people trying to quit smoking and imagine how you might spend the money that you save. If this fails, try joining the mile high club with a hot stewardess to remind yourself just how special you are.
The Telegraph points out that Diddy is said to be worth around $346million, so I’m pretty sure that even the commercial flying Diddy is flying first class. I don’t have a lot of sympathy for him. Maybe when he’s queuing for one of those internet deals where you don’t get seat allocation, with his kids in tow all screaming with boredom while the couple sitting nearby complain about them, I’ll have a smidgen of sympathy. Unless he’s sitting near me.
Diddy is shown at the Hancock premiere on 6/30/08. Credit: Starbux / WENN. He is shown below at Cannes on 5/19/08. Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos