What kind of person would order an $8 million Maybach? The same sort who'd take another Maybach and hack it up with a saw and blowtorch. That's right, a hip-hop mega star.

Long before Jay-Z and Kanye West shot the music video for "Otis", Bryan "Birdman" Williams had placed his order for his very own Maybach Exelero. The price tag: a whopping $8 million. Pocket change for a guy worth over $100 million with a Veyron and a Landaulet in the garage. But now he seems to be running into some trouble.

Apparently, Birdman still owes money on his other seven-figure rides, and has yet to fork over the eight mil to the Exelero's current owner Arnaud Massartic. Until he does, it remains the European entrepreneur's property, though Birdman very well might find a way to work it into his next video just the same.


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      Rockin Ron
      • 3 Years Ago
      Trust me, this dude is nowhere near broke (thanks to lil wayne). He is a business man and was one before he became a rapper. Unlike most rappers/label executives, he built an empire from the ground up and was picked up by universal records. This man is not dumb he is very intlligent when it comes to money. It sickens me to see so many people speaking on things they don't know about. I happen to be in the music industry and have always closely followed the automotive industry. Being car guys you know how frustrating it is to hear people rant about things automotive related without knowing anything about the matter at hand. Sure spending $8 million on a car is questionable but you have no knowledge about his finacial situation or his reasons for doing it so don't speak on it. Plain and simple.
      Tamoor Chaudhry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't believe anyone would pay 8 million for a car with an interior based on a car from 1999
      RyGuy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Being worth $100 million and spending $8 million of that on ONE car isn't a sound financial decision.
        Alan Ko
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RyGuy
        Spending 8% or more of your net worth on a car is reality for the vast majority of Americans. Obviously, this guy's garage has more like 30-40% in it, and with the other quickly depreciating assets, he is burning probably quickly towards nothing.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Malice
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who cares? -.-
      dvrt10
      • 3 Years Ago
      How is $8 mil 'pocket change' if you're worth 100 mil? That's almost 10% of your total money. Affordable maybe, but not pocket change,
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dvrt10
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      Patrick Hayes
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry but wrong Jay-Z drove the Exelero waaaaaaaay before Otis video and before Birdman had even placed the order. Check out the Lost One Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng02QSUiL8M
      barbara
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is sad to spend that much money on a car.
        Mike
        • 3 Years Ago
        @barbara
        Let the man spend his money as he wishes, someone has a job because people like Birdman and other millionaires spend their money. When the President criticizes corporate jet owners he fails to consider how many people it took to build the planes and maintain them once they are purchased. Like it or not that's called trickle down economics!
      La_Poune
      • 3 Years Ago
      totally unrelated but I always find it funny to spot the little details in these super expensive cars where there is a clear reuse of part between car brands...as is often the case with lamborghini and audi for example.. On this one the pedals are the standard Mercedez ones...not a big deal but for a 8 mill. car I would expect the pedals to be made of diamonds or something...at least give me something different than what can be found in a 40K merc...
      Stix
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks stupid on both the outside and on the inside. Why the hell does this car cost $8 million when it doesn't even look like one? It just sounds like nothing more than an overpriced and re-badged Mercedes SL.
        Rob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stix
        Besides all the high-tech (and therefore high-price) materials in luxury cars, even a more pedestrian brand-new car (with no shared parts, lets say) costs ~$1B to design and build. You recover that money by selling a million of them. When you dontsell that volume to amortize the design costs, the price goes way up.
      tom
      • 3 Years Ago
      let's see if he raps out of this. what an idiot
      elnelg
      • 3 Years Ago
      new money
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