News: Diddy Cops Another Maybach For Justin, "He Prefers The Simpler Things Than The Expensive"
Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 9:21PM
Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy treated his son to another Maybach luxury vehicle for his 17th birthday just a year after shocking fans with a $360,000 ride.
According to Diddy, Justin's achievements in school also earned him another Maybach to add to his collection.
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 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." (Independent)
Last summer, while talking on ABC's "Nightline," Diddy defended his past $360,000 Maybach purchase for Justin Dior Combs.
"I think it's appropriate to give my kids whatever I want to give my kids," he told Martin Bashir. "I feel the way I raise my children, I don't have to explain to you or anyone else, 'cause nobody knows the way I raise my children...Nobody knows the lessons that I've taught my children to understand, if they are mentally ready for that," he said. "It wasn't even about a lesson; it's what I wanted to do. I could do whatever I want to do and you can't question me about it." (New York Daily News)
Justin's last birthday celebration included a variety of celebrities.
Talk about a sweet 16. For his 16th birthday, Diddy gave his son Justin Dior Combs a brand-new silver Maybach (price tag: $360,000). The teen received the wheels at a lavish bash Saturday night at M2 Ultralounge club in NYC. (Among the guests: Jersey Shore stars Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and rapper Lil' Kim.) Diddy, 40, also gave his son a $10,000 check to open a bank account. (For the record, Justin is donating it all to Haiti relief.) "I'm just ecstatic right now," Justin told UsMagazine.com at his party, which will be featured on an upcoming episode of MTV's My Super Sweet 16. "Words can't even describe how I feel. I'm so blessed and thankful for all of this." (US Magazine)
In a past interview promoting the 2010 film Get Him to the Greek, Diddy talked about creating a more mature image of himself.
"I think this role will definitely be a revelation to people," Diddy said referring to his role as a record label executive in the film. "People have this perception of me - which is my fault - of maybe a rapper or Champagne-sipping and Hamptons and white fur and just cliche type of things that are just kind of old and dated and corny, which isn't how I am today, you know? That was just part of my image for a second. It wasn't who Sean is. You evolve - like, I need to retire my diamond necklace and fur jacket now. Things change. Times change." (Kansas City)
Justin Combs was reportedly born December 30th, 1993.
Check out a past Diddy interview below: