Diddy Gives Son a Maybach Limo for Making Honor Roll
Diddy doesn’t mess around when it comes to giving out presents. He recently gifted his 17-year-old son, Justin, with yet another Mercedes Maybach for his birthday. The teen received his first Maybach, worth over $300,000 when he was just 16, but Diddy upped the ante this time around, giving Justin the limousine version of the luxury vehicle.
“Justin has turned himself around and is now an honors student, which he wasn’t before, so I wanted to treat him,” Diddy explained of the lavish gift valued at $390,000. “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.”
Last year, the hip-hop mogul was criticized for giving his son such an expensive gift, which was chronicled on the MTV show ‘My Super Sweet 16.’ Diddy fought back at his critics, remarking that the opposition was based less around his finances and more around his skin color. “The whole thing about giving a Maybach to my son, that’s really like a racist question,” he said in response to an interview with journalist Martin Bashir, who questioned his decision to give his son the car.
“You don’t ask white people what they buy their kids,” Diddy continued. “And they buy ‘em Porsches and convertible Bentleys, and it ain’t no question. It’s really a racist question and put things back in perspective with money and the way that people still look at you. And I’m not saying that consciously he’s a racist. But he probably don’t even realize that he would not ask Steve Jobs that. He would be like Steve Jobs has that money and that’s the gift his kid is supposed to get.”
Aside from Justin, Diddy is also father to son Christian, 12, twin girls, D’Lila Star and Jessie James, 4, daughter Chance, 4, and stepson Quincy, 19.
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