Taylor Lautner Buys $200K Mercedes and Soulja Boy Snags a $30 Million G5 Jet – What Recession?

Taylor Lautner
Life must be good in young Hollywood.

Last week for his 21st birthday, music rapper Soulja Boy laid down some serious celebrity
size stacks of money by purchasing a $35 million Gulfstream G5 jet.

On top of that, he plans to spend another $20 million to trick it out with bling and personal upgrades like Italian leather seats, flat screen televisions, liquor bars and Brazilian hardwood cabinets.

And to top it off he is having a custom paint job done on the outside of the jet with his name and personal logo.

And don’t even ask about the price of insurance, jet fuel, pilots, landing fees, gate fees, storage, and maintenance.

Soulja Boy becomes the youngest African American music artist EVER to buy his own private G5 jet.

Gulfstream G5 Private Jet Interior
And to make sure he celebrated things the right way, he dropped another $300,000 on a private birthday party in Miami last weekend.

Life is good.

Now we learn from TMZ that 19-year-old “Twilight” star and lady’s man Taylor Lautner just spent over $200,000 for a new silver 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Not bad. Not bad.

Lautner’s new ride sports gullwing doors, a 6.2-liter V-8 engine, unique aluminum structure, front-mid-engine layout, and a dual-clutch gearbox.

It packs 653 horsepower capable of 6300 rpm’s and gets 14 miles per gallon in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
This is a supercar, and is only a little less excessive than a new Ferrari. It will do 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and can cruise comfortably at 200 mph.

But what is the rest of the world to think when we see these uber rich young celebrities drop this kind of cash on toys when a lot of people are still looking for jobs, our countries out of money, and our friends are losing their homes?

I can see Lautner buying a nice ride after all the success he has had, but seeing Soulja Boy with a G5 just scares me to death.

If he ever declares bankruptcy there better not be one tear shed for him – or I’ll puke.

At what point do they stop? Will they? Can they?

Blood on the highway…

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