"When you're best friends with one of the biggest artists in the world, you know what I'm saying, you get all different types of gifts, and this is one of them."

That's how Jamaican-American rapper Sean Kingston described to random outside-on-the-sidewalk-with-a-camera interviewers the fact that he's now driving the famous chrome Fisker Karma that used to belong to Justin Bieber. Guess all that unwanted attention wasn't exactly something Bieber wanted, even though the two have worked together on multiple songs, including "Eenie Meenie." See Kingston describe the transaction in the video below.

More interesting, Kingston told the gathered paparazzi that Bieber will get the "new model" Fisker, which makes it sound like at least one person is anxiously awaiting the Fisker Atlantic.

*UPDATE: Or maybe it was all a fib.



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      Thereminator
      • 2 Years Ago
      He might be sharing the car(for now)so that it effectively becomes a decoy.
      Spec
      • 2 Years Ago
      He is going to have a lot of fun being pulled over all the time for driving that car.
      Ugo Sugo
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's how you get rid of stuff you don't want! Popstars don't do lame things like to plug it in every night!
      Anne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just needs some space in his garage for a Model S.
      Marco Polo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nothing like a Justin Bieber story to get the green-eyed, Fisker haters, huffing and puffing with indignation !
        Grendal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Marco Polo
        Marco. There was only one hateful Fisker statement in all the comments. Most were poking fun at a youthful celebrity more than his car or choice of car.
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Will he remove the giftwrap ?
      PeterScott
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think he is breaking some Regifting rules there.
      Letstakeawalk
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not unimaginable that he might be getting a Sunset or a Surf custom-built.
        Grendal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Letstakeawalk
        That's what I thought too. Bieber can afford a one-off that Fisker was talking about recently. Does the Karma get an HOV sticker?
          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Grendal
          No, the Karma cannot meet the hAT-PZEV emissions standards, so like the 2011 and early 2012 Volts, no sticker for it.
          Letstakeawalk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Grendal
          "Does the Karma get an HOV sticker?" No. Fair enough, since the HOV lane is meant for car-pooling.
          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Grendal
          No, the Karma cannot meet the hAT-PZEV emissions standards, so like the 2011 and early 2012 Volts, no sticker for it.
      Soyntgo4it
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh nice gift now watch it catch on fire...
      imoore
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gift, my foot. What Beiber is doing here is not unusual. For years people have always given their older cars to freinds, neighbors, or their employees (translated: people outside of your family circle) under the adage of "I care about you so much you don't need to buy a new car, just take my old one." What they are really saying is, "You can't afford to buy a new car like this, so I'll give you my old one while I buy another one." Translation: You're too poor to get a new one, so take my cast-offs instead. This works with everything else except the house and money. And then the recipient acts like he won the lottery. See, this is typical stereotyping, and I ought to kow, because I grew up in this type of environment, especially here in the South. My parents and grandparents were not rich, but at least we did not look for anybody to give us something. We never played that game. Kingston should have earned enough money by now to buy his own car.
        Rob J
        • 2 Years Ago
        @imoore
        I'm not really "in" on things, but 5 seconds on this new-fangled "Google" thing tells me that this "hip hopper" is worth about $7 million. Now in my day, ice cream cost a nickle but.... Oh here I am rambling again.... He could easily afford the car. This still isn't news worthy.
          Letstakeawalk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Rob J
          imoore is alluding that Beiber's gift to Kingston is a throwback to the racist patronizing attitude that slave owners had towards their chattel. Therefore, he implies that Kingston shouldn't accept such a gift, because doing so indicates that he accepts Beiber's dominant status. I'm not sure that Beiber's thought process goes that deep into plantation mind games; he probably thought "hey, why don't I let my buddy drive my superfluous car while I'm not using - the paparazzi will be sooooo confused!"
      Grendal
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beiber "Ha-ha! Got you! You thought I gave away my beloved Fisker. But I just let my bro borrow it." ...And here we have a news article.
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