(UPDATE: Diddy has hit back at rumors about him buying his son Justin another car. Via Twitter he wrote: “Attention blogs!!!…. Didn’t get my son another car. I don’t know where these rumors start. Have a blessed day!”)
Below is the original story….
Sean Combs, otherwise known as Diddy, doesn’t see anything wrong with spending lots of money on his 17-year-old son Justin.
The Independent reports that the music mogul, who bought Justin a Maybach for his 16th birthday, just gave him a limousine version of the vehicle worth $390,000.
Diddy explains, “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.”
Last year during an interview, Diddy defended his choice of the Sweet Sixteen gift.
“The whole thing about giving a Maybach to my son, that’s really like a racist question,” he said about journalist Martin Bashir.
“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.”