What’s more insane than buying a 16 year-old a Maybach car worth $360,000? Buying him a car worth more than that the very next year! Remember last year when Diddy bought his then 16 year-old son, Justin, an insanely expensive car for his sweet 16? Then Diddy got defensive about it and said “I think its appropriate to give my kids whatever I want to give my kids… I could do whatever I want to do and you can’t question me about it.” As D-Listed points out, Diddy also cried racism when people asked him about it. Well now he’s continuing that tradition of giving his kids whatever he wants to, and has given this same son, Justin, a Maybach limousine worth over $400,000. It was meant as a “reward” for making the honor role, since the only way to top last year’s car was to gift one worth even more money.
Diddy bought his 16-year-old son a £250,000 limousine for becoming an Honours student.
The 41-year-old rapper – who raises six children – bought his son Justin the Maybach car for his birthday after achieving high grades at school, and hopes he will use it to impress girls.
He said: “Justin has turned himself around and is now an Honours student, which he wasn’t before, so I wanted to treat him. It’s a collector’s car so maybe he will use it for special occasions like on a first date, but like all my kids, he prefers the simpler things than the expensive things. Simple tastes.”
So you “treat” a kid who already drives an insanely expensive car with another car that’s even more insanely expensive. At least it’s for a good cause, right? And we’re racist for bringing it up, because “You don’t ask white people what they buy their kids. And they buy ‘em Porsches and convertible Bentleys, and it ain’t no question.” The highest priced Bentley costs over $100k less than the car Diddy bought his son, and Porsches run about $300k less. Is Diddy really so out of touch that he thinks that six figures are insignificant when we’re talking about… what do they call it – a depreciating asset like a car? If he bought his kid a Porsche of course we wouldn’t be talking as much about him. Then again, the more we talk about him, the more money he makes. That’s why he’s telling us all about it and then protesting about it for even more press.
*Note that DListed has the price of a Maybach limousine at $390k, but if you convert 250,000 pounds to dollars it’s about $405k, which would be consistent with the second to lowest priced Maybach limo on Yahoo! autos. Not that it matters when we’re talking about that much damn money.