Normal people and celebrities have a completely different set of standards when it comes to purchasing non-essential items. For instance, a person living life on a tight budget may splurge a little on clothing or buy themselves a small piece of jewelry. They live within tight budgets but can sometimes find their way to purchase something of minimal value. Going out to dinner can be a high expense for a normal person. Money is a premium and it cannot be wasted on excessive items. This is in stark contrast to the way celebrities live their lives. Celebrities don’t have the same kind of limitations as a normal person. In fact, in many cases, celebrities seem to have no limitations at all. They are free to make the kinds of decisions with their money that can make a person’s head shake.
Celebrities tend to do crazy things. There are varying levels of extreme and some things celebrities are able to purchase make little to no sense. They clearly have their reasons but the extraordinary nature of what the wealthy and famous choose to buy sometimes causes a person to scratch their head. Some of the items are just plain stupid while others are dangerous. Whether it is gaudy jewelry or a giant piece of military metal, celebrities have owned some pretty extreme items. There are certain things celebrities just shouldn’t own. These are 12 Insane Things Owned By Celebrities That Should Be Prohibited.
12 Beyonce – Legs of Gold
Beyonce is a worldwide singing sensation. She turns heads everywhere she goes. Now that she is married to Jay-Z, money is hardly an issue for the entertainment power couple. They tend to live the kind of celebrity lifestyle that others only dream of. But one purchase in particular made big headlines when it appeared wrapped firmly around Beyonce’s legs.
She purchased leggings embellished in gold. That’s right, Beyonce literally wore gold clothing at a cost of a cool 100 grand. That’s right, she spent, not $100, but $100,000 on gold leggings. I doubt we’ll be seeing those leggings at Walmart on Black Friday.
11 Akon – Mining For Diamonds
Normally, people head to a store to purchase jewelry with diamonds in them. It can be costly. So, singer Akon decided that it was better to own a diamond mine than bother to purchase diamonds from Jared’s. He quietly bought a diamond mine in South Africa. Akon has remained rather mum on details surrounding the South African mine.
He claims that his ownership is “complicated.” Yeah, no kidding. One of the last things I would think about purchasing is a diamond mine, let alone one in Africa. Ever hear of blood diamonds, Akon?
10 Paris Hilton – Doggie Style
Paris Hilton is known for a lot of things. Being gifted the Hilton name has brought great wealth upon Paris and allowed her to pretty much do whatever she has wanted in life. The girl that was famous for being famous sooner than anyone else, tends to make interesting financial choices when it comes to her purchases. But it was her $325,000 custom-made dog house that turned heads.
Yes, Paris had a tiny replica of her own mansion custom made for her dog. The dog house features heating, air conditioning, mini-designer furniture and even a tiny black chandelier.
9 Brad Pitt – Going to War
Brad Pitt was featured in the World War II epic movie Fury. He played the part of a battle-tested grizzled sergeant named Don’ Wardaddy” Collier who manned a Sherman tank. Ironically, after filming a different movie, World War Z, Pitt actually purchased a tank.
Not a toy or a replica either, but an actual tank. Pitt purchased a Soviet era T-54 tank. What does plan on doing with a tank, anyway? We aren’t certain if he is annoyed with the constant traffic jams in Los Angeles, but Pitt should know that used Hummer’s are still available as well.
8 Brad Pitt – World War II Pilot
Brad Pitt makes the list again! His tank purchase seemed pretty crazy and extreme. But what may be even more extreme was the Supermarine Spitfire plane the leading man purchased for $3.3 million. Pitt was inspired to purchase the old war plane during the course of filming Fury and will learn to fly it at the Boultbee Flight Academy in Oxford, England.
Pitt describes himself as an “accomplished pilot.” He has in fact owned and flown many aircraft types. Although, an 80-year-old war plane is quite a leap.
7 The Game – Remote Diamonds
If you have a really nice car and you are a successful rapper, your son may want a piece of the action too. That was the case with The Game, whose son wanted a car just like dad. So The Game decided to spoil his son and for a mere $110,000, had a custom made remote control car built with 150 carats in diamonds encrusted on the outside. That’s right, The Game gave his son a tiny toy car that cost more than an actual Aston Martin. We’re not talking a toy Aston Martin. We’re talking the real thing! I still bet a $10 Tonka truck can kick his toy car’s $110,000-ass.
6 Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson – Monster Truck
Before Chad Johnson’s life got derailed, he was an all-pro wide receiver and had a ton of success. With that success came money for one of the most talked about players in the NFL. For his own birthday, Johnson had a huge super truck custom made.
The building process took 6 months and featured a pick-up bed, roll bar, lights, big-rig style roof-mounted air-horns and Ochocinco logos. Getting only 6 to 9 miles a gallon and costing upwards of $150,000, the ridiculous truck is probably hard to parallel-park.
5 Lady Gaga – Ghost Chaser
Lady Gaga is known for being a tad different from everyone else. Her excessive outfits have been highlighted by her draping herself entirely in meat. Gaga pretty much will do anything for attention and her antics are a bit extreme. But inside her own home, Gaga doesn’t mess around.
The songstress is a little spooked out by the presence of ghosts. Gaga is so afraid and concerned, that she purchased a $50,000 ghost detection machine. We’re not sure what exactly the machine is supposed to do, but next time you’re afraid of a ghost Gaga, just call the Ghostbusters. They’re much cheaper and I hear they’re making a comeback!
4 T-Pain – Big Ass Chain
Rappers have been known to get a little outrageous with some of their purchases. The money flows in so fast and for someone who may not have had a lot growing up as a child, the cash can go to their heads. This is definitely the case with the rapper T-Pain. T-Pain wanted to make a big statement so he purchased the big diamond encrusted necklace he could with the words "Big Ass Chain" hanging around his neck.
Certainly, some people may think of this piece of jewelry, which costs $410,000, as ridiculously excessive. Those people would be very right.
3 Lil Wayne – Shining Like A Diamond
Lil Wayne is known as a controversial rap figure. The successful rapper has made music for years and with his success has come lots of money. Lil Wayne always seems to have interesting things to say in his music. His statements can be vulgar at times.
But when it comes to spending money, Lil Wayne makes no secret about his ability to make it rain green. So it shouldn’t have been a shock when he had $200,000 worth of diamonds encrusted on his teeth. That’s right, when Lil Wayne smiles, he sparkles like a diamond.
2 Nicolas Cage – Dinosaur Hunter
Nicolas Cage has been a superstar in Hollywood. He rose to the top and was starring in many big movies. But what goes up, must come down. And Cage has succumb to some of his lavish expenses through the years. But during the end of his spending splurge, Cage outbid fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio for tyrannosaurus remains valued at $276,000.
Cage wasn’t buying them to stick in a museum. No, he wanted to purchase the bones of the tremendous creature for his own home. Not sure if he is thinking of hanging a Jurassic Park sign in his house as well, but a quarter of a million for dead dinosaur bones does seem a bit excessive.
1 Kanye West – Painting Of The God Known As Kanye
Some folks have tremendous faith and want to pay homage to great art they have previously seen. People with a lot of money have been afforded the opportunity to have art re-created for them. This was the case for Kanye West who wanted to have the Sistine Chapel recreated in his own home. There was one twist. Instead of having God in the middle of the painting, Kanye West wanted himself to be portrayed as God.
Some religious people may find this offensive. Some admirers of art may also find this offensive. The most offensive part of the painting is that it cost him $350,000!