When rap titan Jay-Z took to the stage at Webster Hall in NYC on Friday, he was dressed to impress in a black tux and an exclusive custom blue RM056 Tourbillon timepiece designed by luxury watchmaker Richard Mille. The pricey timepiece reportedly set Beyonce back $2.5 million!
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NBA star John Wall just dropped 20 stacks on an enormous painting of his face for his 25th birthday.
Wall paid $20,000 for the painting by a street graffiti artist (pictured with Wall above).
Back in the day, rappers took pride in their gold dookie rope and Cuban link chains. Gold was cheaper by the ounce then, so wannabe rappers had no trouble keeping up with their weekly payments to the trunk jewelry dealers.
Then along came rap tycoon Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, who changed the game with his diamond baguette bracelets, iced out pendant necklaces, and Rolex watches. Puffy made diamond bling a perquisite to baller status.
Rapper Rick Ross celebrated his #1 album by dropping $250,000 on 6 Audemars Piguet watches for the featured artists on his album.
When Ross' 6th studio album, Mastermind, hit #1 on the Billboard charts, Ross' publicist immediately reached out to gossip tabloid TMZ to inform them that Ross hit up jeweler Rafaello & Co in NY last week and dropped $250k on six watches for a few of the artists who appeared on his album. That works out to a little over $41,000 (not counting taxes) for each watch.
Remember years ago when a sports writer outed Jay Z for shacking up with former Kansas City running back Larry Johnson in a posh condo? Well, Jay Z might be at it again.
According to multiple reports, Jigga is under investigation for gifting New York Yankees star second baseman Robinson Cano with an expensive wristwatch for his birthday. Jay Z signed the 31-year-old star to his Roc Nation Sports agency earlier this year. Now he is under investigation for violating league rules.