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Rappers and other celebrities are scrambling to lease homes and rent cars now that "MTV Cribs" is returning more than 20 years after it was canceled.

The original series gave viewers a glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous, including a tour of their homes and fully stocked garages.

Viewers tuned in to see how the other half lived and spent their hard earned millions.

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But the show lost some of its luster when it was revealed most of the mansions and cars were leased or rented just for the MTV Cribs cameras.

Word is that MTV did their due diligence to make sure the new season features homes celebrities actually live in.

The upcoming season will feature tours of homes owned or leased by Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, Big Sean, Christian Siriano, JoJo Siwa, Jordyn Woods, Kathy Griffin, Marsai Martin, Martha Stewart, Rick Ross, Tia Mowry, Tinashe, TJ Lavin and others.

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"'Cribs' didn't simply introduce the celeb-reality genre; it created a blueprint for how we engage on social media," said MTV's president of content and chief creative officer, Nina L. Diaz. "We are thrilled to usher in a new era of this iconic franchise for audiences around the world."

MTV Cribs is set to premiere on Aug. 11 on MTV. Check your local listings.
 

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Rick Ross saves over $1 million per year by mowing the lawn at his sprawling Atlanta area mansion.

The "Money Dance" rapper, who is known for boasting about his lavish spending, owns the massive Fayetteville, Ga. estate once owned by former boxing champ Evander Holyfield.

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The 12-bedroom mansion (which sits on 235 manicured acres) was purchased for $5.8 million. It features 109 rooms - including a bowling alley, a private baseball field, and a movie theater (which can accommodate 135 people).

Ross refuses to spend the $1 million annual fee to have landscaping professionals take care of his lawn.

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Instead, Ross prefers to take the time to do it himself - even though it takes about five hours to mow 235 acres.

"When I bought the Fayetteville estate, locals would see me walk out of a restaurant and scream, 'You know Holyfield spent $1 million a year to cut the grass?'" he told Forbes magazine.

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Ross purchased the most expensive zero-turn lawn mower on the market -- similar to the kind the pros use -- to save money on lawn care expenses.

"So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass. And that's what I did. I went down to John Deere (manufacturing brand) and asked to see the biggest tractor, the most efficient tractor. I told them I had 200 - plus acres that I wanted to keep cut, and they pointed out the right tractor. I bought it right then and there. I bought the extended attachment on the back that would cut even wider."

"Once I got it back home, I filled it up with gas," he continued.

"I may have sat in the same spot for two hours before I got everything working, but once I got it going, I didn't stop. I cut grass for about five hours."

Ross uses the time on his lawnmower to enjoy a smoke and reflect on his life highs and lows.

"I sit there and have my cannabis rolled up, and, man, I look at the property and can appreciate my struggles and my triumphs, those rough days... It's the smallest thing, but it keeps a smile on my face. So, you know, for anybody who doesn't cut their own grass, I would say take time out every two or three months to cut your grass because it is such a great and peaceful sensation."

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Michael Jordan still can't find a buyer for his Highland Park, Illinois mega mansion after 9 years on the market.

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The NBA legend listed his 32,683 square foot house on the market in 2012 for $29 million. Despite slashing the price down to $14.8 million, he has yet to receive any offers on the magnificent custom property.

The mansion was being sold fully-furnished, but that furniture is out of date now. He also threw in the customized gate with the Chicago Bulls star's former number, 23.

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Jordan purchased the land with his then-wife, Juanita Vanoy, in 1991 for $2 million. The contemporary 2-story house, which was built in 1995 and sits on seven acres of green space, boasts nine bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms, an IMAX movie theater, a casino style man cave, a three-bedroom guesthouse, an outdoor tennis court, an Olympic size pool, three climate-controlled multi-car garages, and of course, a full-size NBA regulation basketball court with his signature Jumpman logo at center court.

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Jordan, 58, lives with his current wife, Yvette Prieto, and their twin daughters, in a $12.4 million estate in Jupiter Island, Florida, that he bought in 2010, according to Fox Business.