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Billionaire New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft celebrated his 80th birthday with close friends at his Hamptons mansion over the weekend.

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Jay Z and Meek Mill, who reportedly received loans from their pal in the past, repaid their friend's loyalty by gifting him with a brand new Bentley.

Business mogul Michael Rubin, who owns a $50 million bungalow nearby, pitched in to pay for the luxury vehicle.

Hollywood mogul Ari Emanuel and his fiancee presented the octogenarian with a pedigree puppy.

After petting the puppy, Kraft was led out to his driveway where the blue Bentley was parked.

Kraft raised his hands over his head in surprise. Then he kissed Rubin on the cheek and embraced him. "How did you get it?" he asked Rubin.

"We have resources," Rubin responded.

Meek Mill posted a video of the special moment on his social media. He captioned the video, "Drop top bent for Kraft awwwwww lol hbd robert." Meek included 6 trophy emojis to represent the number of Super Bowls Kraft has won.

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After the intimate party, Kraft spent a quiet evening with his 47-year-old girlfriend Dana Blumberg, an Ophthalmologist from New York.
 

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Vanessa Bryant repaid Kobe Bryant's sister for babysitting services by buying her a Tesla.

Vanessa surprised her sister-in-law, Sharia Washington, with a brand new Tesla.

She captioned an Instagram post, "Surprise @shariawash! We love you!!! Tesla Tunnel, here she comes!! Vegas to Cali."

Vanessa shared a video of the surprise. "Is that my bestie in a Tessie?" Vanessa said, quoting a lyric from Saweetie and Doja Cat's hit song "Best Friend."

"You like your car?" she asked Sharia, who replied by excitedly screaming for the camera.

"So overwhelmed!" Sharia wrote on her Instagram Story. "Thank you so much V!"

Vanessa is appreciate of her sister-in-law's help with her minor children after Kobe and their daughter, Gianna, 13, were killed in a tragic helicopter crash last January.

In March, she told PEOPLE that her "strong, resilient, respectful and kind" daughters Natalia, 18, Bianka, 4, and Capri, 1, played important role in helping her grieve.

"Helping my girls navigate through this heartache is important to me," she told PEOPLE. "Making sure that they know that they are loved, supported and important is what motivates me."

Vanessa will need Sharia's help even more now that Natalia has gone off to college.
 

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Update: AJC.com reports singer Akon's white Range Rover SUV was recovered after being stolen from a Buckhead gas station early Tuesday.

Akon told police he was still pumping gas when he noticed his SUV pulling away from the gas pump.

Surveillance video confirmed his story. The video footage shows a black four-door BMW sedan driving into the gas station at 11:37 p.m. and pulling alongside the Range Rover, according to the police report.

The singer's cellphone was still inside the car when it was stolen. He used a tracking app on the phone to follow the vehicle to Lawton Street in southwest Atlanta, but it was already gone by the time police arrived, according to AJC.com.

The vehicle was recovered in Forest Park Tuesday morning, said police spokesman Officer Steve Avery.
 

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Atlanta police are searching for musician Akon's SUV that was stolen from a QuikTrip on Sidney Marcus Blvd in Buckhead just after midnight on Tuesday.

The 48-year-old singer, rapper and music producer had just finished pumping gas and left his white Range Rover running while he went inside the convenience store, police say

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Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, is best known for his singles "Locked Up" and "Lonely" off his debut album Trouble (2004).

His second studio album Konvicted (2006) sold over one million records in the U.S. after only six weeks.

Konvicted spawned the hits "Smack That" (featuring Eminem), "I Wanna Love You", featuring Snoop Dogg, "Gringo" and "Don't Matter." The album eventually sold more than 5 million copies globally.

Auto thefts in Atlanta are up about 47 percent from this time last year, according to 11 Alive News.

Atlanta police urge residents to be vigilant and never leave their vehicles running. A similar incident happened to Atlanta rapper Ludacris last year when his Mercedes was stolen.

"Any time you stop your vehicle and you leave your vehicle for just a split second, please turn your vehicle off and take your keys with you and secure your vehicle," Lt. Dorian Graham told 11 Alive. "We're having far too many vehicles stolen because we are leaving our vehicles running."

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Incarcerated rapper Kodak Black showed his appreciation and love for his attorney by gifting his "father figure" a brand new truck.

The "Zeze" rap star, real name Bill K. Kapri, is still serving time for federal weapons-related charges, but he won’t face additional time behind bars thanks to his father figure and legal representative, Bradford Cohen.

Kodak decided to treat Cohen to a belated Father's Day surprise, and sent him to his local Chevy dealership to pick up a special delivery - a 2020 Chevy Z71.
 

Kodak made sure the truck was fully paid for in advance, and he shared a snap of Cohen posing next to his new ride on Instagram.

In the accompanying caption, he revealed Cohen proved to be so much more to him than just an attorney, writing:

"Anyone Can Be A Daddy But Everyone Cant Be A Father Calling You My Lawyer Would B Disrespectful. God Put You In My Life & You've Been A Father Figure To Me. Happy Belated Fathers Day and Happy Belated Birthday Pops . I Love You."

Cohen responded to the heartwarming post by vowing to continue "going the extra mile" for Kodak and all of his clients, revealing he would be making a donation in the rapper's name to the criminal justice reform non-profit, The Innocence Project.

News of Kodak's generous gift comes two months after Cohen managed to convince Florida prosecutors to drop charges relating to the same 2019 incident the rapper is already serving a 46-month sentence for - falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms in Miami.

If the deal hadn't been reached, Kodak could have faced an additional 15 years in prison. Instead, the 23-year-old rapper will complete a 500-hour drug treatment course.

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Police arrested a man who crashed his Tesla into a red Ferrari in Beverly Hills, California overnight.

Emergency personnel responded to a 2-vehicle crash in the area of Sunset Boulevard and North Canon Drive around 12:09 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver of the Ferrari is Christian Combs, the 22-year-old son of rap producer Sean Combs and the late fashion model Kim Porter, who passed away in 2018.

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Video footage from the scene showed a red Ferrari with damage to the rear end. A damaged black Tesla is also seen.

Christian, an aspiring rapper who uses the stage name King Combs, suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

The Tesla driver was arrested at the scene. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. The Tesla crash was the second involving a celebrity on the West Coast.

Rapper Frank Ocean's 18-year-old brother, Ryan Breaux, was killed in a single-car Tesla crash early Sunday. Excessive speeding was a contributing factor in the accident.

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Anyone can lease a Ferrari, but not everyone has the pleasure of owning one. That's because Ferrari is such an exclusive carmaker that they can pick and choose who gets to own one of their coveted luxury supercars.

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Celebrities must abide by the same stringent rules of Ferrari ownership that other elite applicants are subjected to.

According to Yahoo Sports, when accepting applications for purchase, Ferrari picks carefully. There's a saying that goes: "You don't own a Ferrari, Ferrari owns you."

Driving a Ferrari off a lot comes with certain privileges that are not available to just anyone.

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Stars like Scott Disick (pictured top) and Travis Scott (pictured above) own Ferraris because they are low-key and not very flashy on social media.

Ferrari owners reflects the brand overall. Anyone who comes off as flashy, tacky or gaudy, will likely be denied ownership. Using their cars for self-promotion is also frowned upon.

If you're a celebrity with millions of social media followers, but zero class and a poor reputation for paying your bills, you're probably better off leasing a Ferrari.

Here are a few celebrities who have been banned from owning a Ferrari.

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Tyga is a washed up rapper with terrible credit and a shameful history of car repossessions. Among his repossessions was a Ferrari 458 Spider. It's safe to say that Tyga will be denied if he ever applies for Ferrari ownership.
 

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The champion boxer earned his ban by flaunting his Ferraris for social media clout and only keeping his luxury supercars for a few months at a time. He is also banned from purchasing a Ferrari due to "financial trouble.”
 

Blac Chyna

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The West Coast socialite can never purchase a Ferrari under her name, according to Yahoo. Black Chyna upset the automaker when she repainted her Ferrari in Barbie pink colors -- destroying the brand's specially formulated candy coated paint job in the process.
 

Amber Rose

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Amber is on the ban list for repainting her Ferrari Pepto Bismol pink. Ferrari execs reportedly became sick their stomachs when they saw it.
 

Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian is prohibited from buying a Ferrari because she once accepted one as a gift back in 2011 from someone known for committing fraud, according to Yahoo.
 

50 Cent

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50 Cent is an exotic car enthusiast who owns an impressive collection of vehicles. But he will never own a Ferrari outright. That's because Ferrari frowns upon social media trolls using their products for clout. Fiddy had a dead battery in his Ferrari 488, so he took to social media to call his car a "f*cking lemon," which left a bad taste for the automaker.
 

Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber famously "lost" a 458 Italia while partying it up on the town, according to Yahoo. The blue Ferrari was found 3 weeks later by one of his assistants. Bieber's application will be rejected if he ever tries to purchase another one.

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