Monday, October 26, 2009

Nobody knows how 50 Cent suffers

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?


Robin Carmody said...

"George Bush is amazing. He's a gangster." - 50 Cent, 2004 (when he openly admitted he'd have voted Bush had his criminal record not prevented him from voting - and, yes, I'm well aware of the attendant irony of the above statement and the possibility that other factors may have been involved on the assumption that he'd vote Democrat)

Anonymous said...

Now, Simon, what don't you understand? To buy new diamonds 50 has to sell his old ones. That means that if he wants, say, a new pretty diamond flower to pin to his hat, he has to sell his old diamond toe rings that he hasn't been wearing for the past year anyway. Kinda like selling your old DVDs on ebay to make some cash for new ones.

Also, he isn't saying that losing your home isn't serious. "It's the time to separate the strong from the weak" means that he is "the strong" who isn't even much bothered about losing millions since he got many more, and the shmucks who lost their homes are "the weak". He is basically saying that he's better than the non-rich and that the recession makes it even more obvious than usual.

Robin Carmody said...

That's pretty much the point I made - anyone who'd willingly vote for Bush could reasonably be assumed to fall into that category.

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