Author Topic: Kendrick Lamar gets mocked for buying sister a Toyota Camry as a graduation gift  (Read 2966 times)

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/kendrick-lamar-gets-mocked-for-buying-sister-a-toyota-camry/ar-BBCaoMH?ocid=spartanntp

To summarize, rapper Kendrick Lamar (networth 18million) buys his sister a new Camry and supposedly people on social media are complaining that he didn't buy her a new Benz or "something sexy" (albeit many are supportive). The comments section is very supportive citing good mpg, low insurance, cheap repair costs and he supposedly already has a college fund set up for her.


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I'd want a Camry more than a Benz. I don't live in a super sketchy neighbourhood but between my downtown office and where I live, I'd have to expect that a Benz would get keyed once or twice. A non-keyed Camry looks better than a keyed Benz.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2017, 04:25:29 PM by kayvent »

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A Camry is a safe, reliable car.  A good choice especially if his sister is a young driver which I am guessing she is since she has a college fund. 


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Personally I find the Camary to be a desperately boring old boat that is way too big to drive comfortably, but I applaud the gesture. :)
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He would expect her to have to maintain it by herself eventually, so it ought to be something she could afford long term.
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Perhaps he is a member of MMM?  What do you think his forum screen name is?


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He would expect her to have to maintain it by herself eventually, so it ought to be something she could afford long term.
Yup, that's what I was thinking.
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Perhaps he is a member of MMM?  What do you think his forum screen name is?

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Haha good question. You wonder why he isn't FIRE yet making with a networth 18million, someone run the numbers whats 4% annually? 500k?
« Last Edit: June 08, 2017, 06:33:34 PM by SimpleSpartan »

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Personally, I'd take a sexy Audi or BMW over a Mercedes. 

That being said, I'm a bit of petrolhead. 

The camry is a great car for someone young and needing to keep insurance prices low.  Hell, I drive one.

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He would expect her to have to maintain it by herself eventually, so it ought to be something she could afford long term.
Yeah, I really don't think anyone reacting badly to this is thinking more than a month ahead.

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From my experience enjoying his intelligent, yet fun music (one of my go-to's for running), I am not surprised he made an intelligent decision. 
Yes, he has some ridiculous material out there (see Backseat Freestyle), but overall he's just great.  I downloaded his newest album via my library Hoopla account and have really been enjoying it (esp. DNA).
Kudos to him for helping his sister get a smart start.

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He would expect her to have to maintain it by herself eventually, so it ought to be something she could afford long term.
Yup, that's what I was thinking.

I was thinking the same.  But also, what if that was the car SHE wanted rather than a Benz? He could have told her he wanted to buy her a car and asked her what she wanted.  I cannot imagine spending that much on a gift for someone without knowing it was what they wanted.

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What a baller, I think the Corolla is good enough

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What a baller, I think the Corolla is good enough
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Personally, I'd take a sexy Audi or BMW over a Mercedes. 

That being said, I'm a bit of petrolhead. 

The camry is a great car for someone young and needing to keep insurance prices low.  Hell, I drive one.
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Personally, I'd take a sexy Audi or BMW over a Mercedes. 

Depends entirely on the model.

I'd take an AMG GTC Roadster over an R8. Audi stuffed the front end on the new one.

From my experience enjoying his intelligent, yet fun music (one of my go-to's for running), I am not surprised he made an intelligent decision. 
Yes, he has some ridiculous material out there (see Backseat Freestyle), but overall he's just great.  I downloaded his newest album via my library Hoopla account and have really been enjoying it (esp. DNA).
Kudos to him for helping his sister get a smart start.

That means a lot coming from Janet Jackson. ;)