Can destroying a car be art? That question comes a bit too late for the Maserati Quattroporte seen above. The act depicted is from the music video for Adentro by Puerto Rican hip-hop act Calle 13 new single.

While the video is not yet online, the making-of featurette is available below and shows the luxury sedan getting beat with a baseball bat (and more) by the group's frontman René Pérez. According to Latin Gossip, Pérez wants to send his fans a message not to place too high a value in material objects. The Maserati represents a time in his life of too much excess, it seems...

The guy might have an argument, but it still seems pretty wasteful to destroy a perfectly good Italian sports sedan. We will be curious to see how far the destruction goes, but you can get a peak at it in the video below.

UPDATE: The full video is now available, we've embedded it below.




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      Love Great Danes
      • 9 Months Ago
      Whys does modern music have to be so violent? Its not art, its just a juvenile tantrum wasting money.
      GR
      • 9 Months Ago
      This is rather dumb. There are better ways to get a message across. I like what Brazilian millionaire Chiquinho Scarpa did with his Bentley. He basically had a highly publicized grave digging in preparation for burying a Bentley so he can "have it in the afterlife". The media went in a frenzy criticizing his nonsensical materialism. On the day he was to bury the car, he invited the press to observe the burial but instead let them know he was trolling them. The real purpose of the stunt was to bring attention to organ donation; comparing the burial of a perfectly good and valuable car to that of usable human organs when people pass away. The car wasn't to be wasted at all. He announced he was an organ donor and encouraged people to be the same. Not a bad way to spread a message. http://twentytwowords.com/millionaires-threat-to-bury-his-bentley-is-actually-an-elaborate-object-lesson-5-pictures/
      Stinkyboy
      • 9 Months Ago
      this guy goes to gay bars looking to get his stool pushed in.
      sp33dklz
      • 9 Months Ago
      If he wanted to contribute to the kids, he'd just quit making music.
      DRAGON
      • 9 Months Ago
      Is there any competition for the 'dick of the year'?
      stevefazek
      • 9 Months Ago
      If I am not mistaken that one is 10 years old and are worth 25-30k in good shape. They have serious transmission issues since its an early smg . when they start to have clutch issues they become almost worthless since it cost 18 grand to fix the transmission. I have seen ones with a bad SMG go for sub 10 grand. So that's a good way to get publicity
      S40Powered
      • 9 Months Ago
      Right Perez, now take the bus. How clever and pretentious.
      Willy
      • 9 Months Ago
      Couldn't he sell the maserati purchase a modest Corolla and give the rest of the money sold to charity? Maybe give it to a needy family?! No, just trash it instead?
        Chris
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Willy
        He could have, but that wouldn't have gotten him the attention he's after. I think this is as much motivated by publicity and his own inflated ego as it is "sending a message about materialism".
      Chris
      • 9 Months Ago
      If he's so worried about people putting too much emphasis on material things then why did he buy a Maserati in the first place? Why not just tool around in a Ford Focus or Honda Accord or something?
        bassrebel
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Chris
        According to the song, he bought that car when he was just "becoming famous". To show people he had money, blah, blah, blah... and This song is supposed to represent how sorry he was for not thinking about other people and all that crap. There might be a good message under all that... BUT... as a Puertorican, I know he has much more money, I know he has to have better cars in his garage, thus, invalidating the whole "I'm sorry for being a materialistic guy"
      Storm
      • 9 Months Ago
      So much money he can trash Maseratis and replace them to do it over again.
      JonZeke
      • 9 Months Ago
      Angry public acts are not good ways to educate children. There are probably a lot better ways to use this car to promote less materialistic values, maybe donate it to a highschool shop class where it will be taken apart? Or perhaps just donate the sales proceeds? All he's done here is promote violence as a means to cope with issues of self loathing.
      Vi
      • 9 Months Ago
      Actually the car is not 'a perfectly good Italian sports sedan', in previous interviews and in the actual lyrics of the song he says that he purchased the car used after his first hit and now the car won't even start....
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