Thursday, August 28, 2008

Keeping it real? EPIC FAIL.

Spare a thought for multi-millionaire Sean Combs, also known as 'P. Diddy,' 'Puff Daddy,' 'Puffy' and 'Diddy.'

The rapper has been forced to cut back on the essentials due to the current state of the economy.

"As you know," he told his fans on his blog, "I do own my own jet and I have been flying back and forth to LA pursuing my acting career."

"Now, if I'm flying back and forth, like, twice in a month that's like $200,000 or $250,000 round trip. Fuck that! I'm back on American Airlines right now, okay?"

"This is proof that gas prices are too high, we need to do something about it, so tell whoever the next president is that we need to bring gas back down."

For months now, I've been selfishly thinking about the working people these high gas prices are effecting - the people who have to stretch each dollar that much further to cover the cost of commuting too and from work - doubling their expenses.

So thank goodness for Puffy, who's 'keeping it real' and demanding sympathy for the people this gas crisis really impacts. The super rich rap superstars.

I mean, never mind the fact that Forbes say Puff Daddy is worth a cool $346 million. That kind of money doesn't mean anything when you have to suffer the humiliation of travelling on regular airlines.

Imagine it!

One minute, you're flying across the country in your own private yet. The next you're slumming it, forced to sip non-brand name champagne in the squalor of American Airlines First Class (at a relatively cheap $2,500 a ticket.)

Sean Combs was born in the public housing projects of Harlem, New York. Many of his classmates and neighbours are still there - battling crime, poverty and discrimination.

But their plight pales in comparison to Diddy's woes and I'm sure they'll celebrate his attempt to 'keep it real' and show the world that he's affected by the gas crisis just like the rest of us.


Miss Caught Up said...

I read on msn that you know the economy is going downhill when millionaires start pinching pennies, since they fuel most of our economy.

Lets just hope Mr. Skitzo P. Puffy Diddy Sean Combs doesn't stop purchasing Cristal and Pradas.

My only real concern with his statement about not using his private jet was that it would have been better had he of said he's doing it for the environment and not because the price of fuel is so high.

Speaking of fuel...Have you thought about writing how airlines that hedge fuel? Southwest has got all airlines beat with how they had hedge their fuels 10 years in advance to keep cost down and profits high. It would be an interesting blog to read about. Just a thought.

Reverse_Vampyr said...

To paraphrase Chris Rock, "Yeah he's keeping it real. Real dumb!"

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

The hubster just turned around to see what made me laugh and then choke out loud - Prat Daddy seems more appro'!