These days you have to be extra careful in what you say because reporters, bloggers, and the general public will do the research and make you look like a fool quicker than one of those jets talked about in the article below. I also threw in a classic Puff Daddy video also to be fair. His original gas price video rant is right below:
Update: Combs’ publicist says he owns a fraction of a jet. NetJets spokeswoman Maryann Aarseth confirmed that Combs is a fractional owner but did not provide the amount of his share or the tail number of the plane. Fractional owners pay for a limited number of flight hours on any company jet, according to NetJets.com.
When rap mogul Sean Diddy Combs told the world via video that he quit flying in his private jet because fuel’s too darn expensive, dude forgot to level with his peeps.
He ain’t got no private jet!
A thorough review of federal records shows that no plane in this country is registered to a Sean Combs or any of the trend-setter’s numerous companies, including clothier Sean John and his music company, Bad Boy Entertainment.
One private aviation source scoffed: “It’s my jet this, my jet that, he’s just pretending. I have list of every plane with the name of the owner, and he’s not on it.”
The video released last week on diddy.com showed Combs, baseball hat backward and filming himself, walking through a terminal and onto what he said was an American Airlines flight.
“Gas prices are too m@#$(&f(&$# expensive,” he says. “As you know, I do all my own jet … and (flying from New York to Los Angeles twice a month) it’s $250,000.”
Later in the video, Diddy says: “I want to give a shout out to my Saudi Arabian brothers and sisters … Please send me some oil for my jet.”
The private aviation spy said Diddy’s math is off. Flying back and forth to the Left Coast twice would set him back $100,000, even with the high price of fuel.
“Believe me,” said the spy, “the truly rich aren’t affected by oil when it comes to private planes. Monthly payments on a $20 million-plane and crews, that’s expensive.”
And indeed, the likes of rockers Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, songbird Christina Aguilera and comic Jerry Seinfeld, all owners of 25 percent of various aircrafts, have yet to complain.
Diddy’s publicist in New York had no comment and is reaching out to the rapper. Stay tuned for more!