Attention 40-something Popdust readers: If you're planning on going the mid-life crisis route anytime soon, this might be a good purchase to start with. The Maybach from Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Otis" video has recently gone on auction, and looks to be one of the more valuable music video props of recent years, behind perhaps just Katy Perry's firework-boobs apparatus (and do we really even know if that was legit? It could've been CGI, or maybe it was just all Katy). After all, what could be a better way to prove to your impossible-to-impress 12-year-old daughter that Dad's still got it than buying a chopped up luxury automobile once ridden in by Jay, 'Ye, a series of anonymous models and comedian Aziz Ansari? (Can you still drive it? Seems physically possible, but perhaps socially and legally frowned upon.)
All this can be yours for the very reasonable price of $100,000 or so—a steal, considering the whip has been originally valued at something like three times that. Plus, it's for charity (Save the Children—sounds noble), and they don't even make Maybachs no more, so getting 2/3 of one (and who really uses doors these days anyway?) is a pretty sweet deal at any price. Young girls, they don't forget it.