Drake has a nice new ride on the way for spring.
The Mob Ties rapper, 32, has plunked down an estimated $600,000 for Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, an ultra-rare all-terrain vehicle that’s a G-Wagen with convertible features.The Toronto, Canada native’s go-to man for luxury vehicles, Tony Bet, posted a shot of the shiny black vehicle earlier this month, writing: ‘Who wants this smirk of your face G class? G650 Maybach Landaulet in charging mode awaiting its journey.
Ready to ride: Drake, 32, has plunked down an estimated $600,000 for Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, an ultra-rare all-terrain vehicle that’s a G-Wagen with convertible features. The rapper was snapped earlier this month at the Grammy Awards in LA
Bet, who’s with the Driving Emotions Toronto dealership, added that the model was ‘1 OF 99 worldwide,’ ‘not available at your local mercedes dealer,’ adding, ‘Price tag: $$$$.’ Drake left a comment underneath asking, ‘Who’s that for?’ with an emoji of an angel to Bet, who went on to congratulate the rapper on his purchase last week.
Mercedes-Benz describes the vehicle as the ‘a unique combination of luxurious chauffeur saloon and off-roader,’ with features including a ‘superlative V12 engine, portal axles, electric fabric top and exclusive equipment specification in the rear compartment.’
The interior of the vehicle is decked out in leather and includes a glass partition – that can be see-through or opaque – that separates the driver’s area from the back of the vehicle, according to the auto manufacturer. Comfort is also a key feature of the interior, as Mercedes-Benz boast, the ‘active multicontour seats with energizing massage function have inflatable air chambers to provide high seating comfort and excellent lateral support.’
Based on past manufacturer prices of $550,000, the In My Feelings performer likely invested more than $50,000 on upgrades.
The rap artist, whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham, can certain afford the pricey wheels as his career continues to surge, as he’s achieving both critical acclaim and commercial success. He captured his second Grammy earlier this month, winning the award for Best Rap Song for God’s Plan, and on Tuesday, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry declared him to be last year’s best-selling musical artist.
‘Drake has had an incredible, record-breaking year, one that is more than worthy of the title of Global Recording Artist of the Year,’ the organization’s chief executive Frances Moore told Billboard. ‘That Drake has won this award for the second time is testament to his continued global appeal and his ability to engage and connect with fans.’
Rounding out the IFPI’s top five best-sellers are BTS, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone and Eminem.