Remember last year, when Diddy caused a media frenzy by buying his sixteen year old son Justin a brand new Maybach? Guess what Justin recently got for his 17th birthday? If you came up with “another Maybach”, you’d be entirely correct. Unlike last year, when Diddy admitted the gift was expected given the rapper’s net worth, this year Justin’s earned it. As quoted by popeater, Diddy says, “Justin has turned himself around and is now an honors 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.”
Maybe Diddy’s definition of simple tastes differs from mine, but I’d say simple is a Hyundai Elantra. Complex may be a Porsche 911 Turbo, while a second Maybach falls into the over-the top category. Think back to when you were 17: how happy would YOU have been to get the same present as last year, even if it was in a different color? Since dad gave it to you, it’s not like you can trade it in on something you really want (like a Ferrari 458 Italia, for example).
Of course the story is now being denied by Diddy, who claims he didn’t get Justin another car and doesn’t know where these rumors start. Believe what you want, but if I was Diddy’s son I’d be hoping for anything but another Maybach.