Bugatti Veyron, $1.8 Million
Rapper T-Pain, also known as Faheem Rashad Najm, is an American rapper. So, it should come as no surprise that he has a prestigious collection of exotic cars. Especially because, besides his lucrative hip-hop career, he owns a custom car shop. He is ranked as one of the highest-earning hip-hop artists. T-Pain owns 32 of his favorite automobiles, but the crème-de-la-crème of his fine assemblage was the revered Bugatti Byron pictured here.
He picked it up in 2008 for $1.8 million. He sold the car in 2014 for $1 million because wear and tear damaged the radiator. T-Pain enjoyed driving the performance machine. He didn’t lock it up like a museum relic. Costs to fix the Bugatti were excessive, so he dumped it and picked up a Lambo, a Ferrari, and a McLaren to replace it. Nice trade. One of the most unusual cars he has amassed is his 1991 orange and light blue Cadillac hearse. He named it Danielle Marino. All of his cars have names.
Volkswagen Eos, $25K
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is a Hollywood phenom. She’s the youngest person to win an Oscar and the highest-paid actress in the world. All this while she’s still in her twenties! She’s just getting started. Despite her success, she doesn’t flaunt her wealth. Her vehicle of choice is a Volkswagen Eos. She drives a convertible - an attractive yet sensible model, with the solid dependability of German engineering.
Her model is discontinued. It was produced from 2006 to 2015 and was the first convertible compact coupe VW released in two decades. Perhaps she was drawn to the name. The VW Eos was named after the Greek goddess of the dawn. Which actress doesn’t appreciate Greek theatre and mythology?
Bugatti Veyron, $2.5 Million
Some celebs live low-key. Not Lil Wayne. Rappers like Lil Wayne make a living flauntin’ it. He bought the magnificent Veyron because he wanted it, not because he wanted to be the first self-proclaimed African American rapper to own one. In his own words, “I got it because I said, ‘Man, I heard they got a fucking car that’s a million dollars, I want it.’” Simple as that. So, “I spent one-point-eight million of my hard-earned money to buy this motherfucking car I had heard about called the Bugatti,” he said.
He had to have it. Lil Wayne professed this to videographer “Derrick G” in a 2011 YouTube video published by Celebrity Cars. In 2017 Lil Wayne released a song called “Bugatti.” He’s proud of his French-made performance machine. Like most of his hip-hop brethren, he holds a decent collection of fine automobiles. He rides a Porsche Boxster, a Mercedes SLS AMG, a Rolls Royce Phantom and a Maybach 62.
Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir, $2.5 Million
Canadian rapper, Aubrey “Drake” Graham turned his teen acting profession into a smash-hit hip-hop career producing a net worth of $100 million. He invests a healthy portion of his proceeds into his collection. One of the most precious vehicles he has owned is the monster hypercar, the Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir. This supercar is super-rare. Bugatti, a 1909 French automotive company, founded by Ettore Bugatti (now under the Volkswagen umbrella), produced only 15 of the exclusive Sang Noir models. Like the standard Veyron, it features an 8.0-liter W16 engine.
With 4-turbochargers, it delivers a 987-horsepower machine capable of speeds up to 253 mph. Drake’s was black and shiny with an eye-popping orange interior, the only Sang Noir in Canada. He put it up for sale in 2014 due to mechanical issues. It was not his only hypercar. He owns a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and a McLaren 675 LT.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, $150K
Amber Rose made a splash when she customized her Jeep Wrangler into a Bubblicious-pink off-road machine. The fashion model and former girlfriend of Kanye West ended up marrying rapper Wiz Khalifa instead, however, that didn’t work out either. She loves her Jeep, though, and she loves to dress it up in new styles. First, she chose the Barbie-look wrapped in hot pink. Then she added chrome and some serious off-road features like a bull bar. Finally, she’s taken her Jeep back to its original form. She always trusts Roadstarr Motorsports to polish her Wrangler.
Most recently they’ve dolled it up in a respectable matte army green wrap with black trim. She got her foot in the door of the entertainment industry starring in hip-hop music videos. Before she was rich and famous, Rose had to work as a stripper to support her family. Now she’s a feminist making money legit.