Lamborghini—Justin Bieber’s Favourite Present from Dad
It seems P. Diddy wasn’t kidding when he promised Justin Bieber he’d give him the keys to his Lamborghini when the teen pop star turned 16. On Tuesday, Bieber was spotted driving to get some frozen yogurt with his friend Sean Kingston in Diddy’s white Gallardo Spyder. (It’s not clear if Diddy gave it to Bieber for keeps or just for a spin.)
Bieber, who turned 16 on March 1 and passed the driving test soon after, laughed off Diddy’s promise, telling People magazine in March, “[Diddy] said when I turn 16 he will give me his Lamborghini. But we all know Diddy’s not going to give me his Lamborghini, he’s all talk.”
The white Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (henceforth affectionately referred to as a “Bieberghini”) retails for upwards of $210,000, according to Yahoo! Autos. Lamborghinis have become a sort of go-to luxury vehicle for famous people. Other celebrities who’ve been known to drive Lamborghinis include Soulja Boy, Kobe Bryant, Bam Margera, Benji Madden, David Beckham, and Wilmer Valderrama.
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Bieber’s fro-yo cohort, rapper Sean Kingston, has his own Lamborghini. In 2009, Kingston challenged Bow Wow to a race in their respective “Lambos.” Bow Wow caused a bit of a stir in January when he tweeted about driving his Gallardo while “tipsy.” He later apologized for the tweet, saying it wasn’t a great way to kick off 2010.
Diddy’s Lamborghini isn’t even the first car Bieber has received as a gift: His mentor, Usher, gave him a Range Rover for his 16th birthday. Maybe Diddy is trying to show up the R&B singer with something flashier.