With echoes of P Diddy's clumsy "grounding my private jet" joke-that-wasn't from earlier on in the recession, 50 Cent has been sharing his economic pain:
50 Cent's diamond buying hit by recession
Rapper 50 Cent has admitted that he has to sell his old diamonds before buying new ones after the recession cut down his fortune.
No, it doesn't make any actual sense to me, either.
Still, there's an upside. Since Mr. Cent is one of those people who believe his standing is enhanced by burning through cash without getting anything of value in return, the decline in his personal stash of wealth turns out to be just another status symbol:
“If you don’t lose money in this recession, it means you didn’t have enough to start off with,” 50 Cent said.
“Sure, I lost a few million, but that’s because I have so much. This is a time that will sort out the strong from the weak."
Well done, those of you having your homes repossessed - it's a sign that you had enough to start off with. Happy times in the dumpster tonight, eh?