Wednesday, May 11, 2011

There is a word for this type of thing...

Bryan Williams aka "Baby" aka "Birdman" has reportedly purchased an $8 million 2005 concept car Maybach Excelero. Now, I have already expressed how balling can become disgusting with the $2 million dollar Bugatti. I seriously didn't believe this could be topped.

Needless to say I think this spending $8 million dollars on a car...even if it is the only one ever made... is terribly disappointing/ unattractive/ill advised/disgusting/irresponsible/a recipe for disaster. However, I do think we need to put this travesty into perspective and not simply write this off as "dumb things people do".

Forbes recently listed the top five wealthiest Hip-Hop artists, (because we really need to know):
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs (I still call him Puffy)-$475 million
  • Jay-Z -$450 million
  • Dr. Dre- $125 million
  • Bryan "Birdman" Williams-$100 million
  • 50 Cent-$100 million
So to be clear, Birdman has 50 Cent money and NOT Jay-Z money and there is a $300 mil difference. Oh and he also has the dreaded Bugatti...of course. Jay-Z rented the Maybach Exelero for his "Lost Ones" video...but Birdman bought it. Think Jay-Z is jealous? (or anyone for that matter?) He's probably laughing his head off.

So while other rich people are looking for tax-shelters and Swiss bank accounts, Birdman buys million dollar cars. I must say, when living in New Orleans I once heard on the radio station that Birdman walked into a Foot Locker and purchased a pair of shoes for everyone that happened to be in the store. So perhaps he gives back in ways that don't make the news. But when I think of all the good $8 million dollars could have done in his hometown I cringe. Their public education system sucks, there are homeless people who need a sandwich on Canal St, people who can't afford health care...

It is unfortunate that the richest people in "our community" are also the least educated. I mean this with love. You don't need diplomas, you just need a moral compass and to know when to "ask somebody". There is a word for this sort of thing... you know for buying an $8 million dollar car to add to your $50 million car collection when you are worth $100 million. Ignorant isn't it. No. It called fuckery. Pure fuckery. And now I must wash my mouth out with soap.
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