Monday, September 1, 2008

High Jet Fuel Prices Mean Tough Times for Diddy

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Hey remember when money could actually buy stuff? I mean, maybe I could never buy any good stuff, but it was nice being able to throw a couple coins on a fast food counter and get enough extra fries so I could over eat and feel happily sick for the rest of the evening.

I mention this because now it seems even Sean ‘Diddy’ ‘Puffy’ ‘Whatever the hell I’m calling myself these days’ Combs is feeling the pinch. reports that Diddy’s latest YouTube video has him hanging at an unnamed airport complaining about fuel prices. Seems like times are so tough the poor guy can’t even afford a private jet for his commute:


"Gas prices are too motherf-----g high," he says in his latest YouTube video. "As you know, I do have my own jet, but I've been having to fly back and forth to L.A. pursuing my acting career . Now, if I'm flying back and forth twice a month, that's like $200,000, $250,000 round trip. F--- that. I'm back on American Airlines."

Diddy made a plea for some free oil.

"Give a shout out to all my Saudi Arabia brothers and sisters and all the brothers and sisters in all the countries that have oil — if you could please send me some oil for my jet, I would truly appreciate it," Diddy says, showing his commercial jet boarding pass to the camera.


First off, I kinda like the idea that Diddy assumes everyone in Saudia Arabia can just pull giant drums of jet fuel out of their pockets and that they’re willing to just up and ship them to any hip hop mogul that asks. I also like that later in the article he implies that his need to fly commercial is proof that rising gas prices should be an election issue. We’ll see which candidate gets the Diddy-bounce this November.

Here’s what I don’t get though. I’ve seen his “I Want to Work For Diddy,” show. Why not use that pseudo-slave army of his as a form of alternative energy? They might not like powering his private jet by walking treadmills like the dinosaurs did in “The Flintstones,” but it’s better for the environment and hey: “It’s a living.”

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