A-list, B-list, C-list… whichever showbiz class a celebrity belongs to, it’s easy to see how fame, glory, and success can make one see the world through rose-colored glasses. Celebrities can marvel in their wealth a little bit too much, therefore allowing them to make swift decisions that usually amass grand-scale troubles. Expensive homes, luxury sports cars, extravagant holiday trips, and the list can actually go on for eternity. They, in turn, suffer through the depths and crises of their mishaps in longer and more painful ways.
The sobering reality is, the spotlight does not last forever. Many celebrities learn the lesson and act early on, transitioning themselves into leading simpler lives and holding normal jobs. They have affordable homes, sensible cars, and well-budgeted trips. However, some of them have yet to pick up on this realization and adjust to the reality that their bank accounts can no longer support their expensive rides, such as these 15 former celebrities who still drive cars they can’t afford!
15 Roscoe Dash’s Chevrolet Tahoe
After once topping Billboard hits worldwide, Roscoe Dash’s next best chart-landing hit was his response to an accusation of him being a Lyft driver. In a tweet posted in 2017, the former rapper with a net worth of $4 million dollars insisted that he owned this $63,000-worth Chevrolet Tahoe and that it was not, by any means, a ride-sharing vehicle.
14 Bruce Dickinson’s Porsche 911
There’s a big expectation from metal bands that are of Iron Maiden scale, and it’s that they are supposed to be drowning in a stadium full of money. However, when singer Bruce Dickinson settled his divorce in 2018, he spent a huge chunk of his fortune, probably leaving this customized Porsche 911 GT3 out of tune.
13 Allen Iverson’s Bentley Bentayga
Former basketball star Allen Iverson may have been rumored to gift his teammate a Bentley in the past, but with a steady plight of financial troubles since 2010 and a $30 million worth of trust fund he can’t open until 2030, he might consider letting go of this $200,000 Bentley Bentayga.
12 Chad Johnson’s Lamborghini Aventador
11 Toni Braxton’s Bentley Bentayga
This Bentley Bentayga was an ex-lover’s gift to Toni Braxton, but amidst scares of possibly going into bankruptcy for the third time, it would probably be wiser for the singer—and her heart—to break her attachment from this memory-filled car, and make $220,000 worth of improved life changes out of it.
10 Joe Francis’s 2012 Bentley Flying Spur
What kind of trouble awaits a person with an arrest for car theft, on top of an existing bankruptcy case? Jail kind of trouble, plus the realistic possibility of losing his fortune. Producer Joe Francis was reported not to have handed over to court this 2012 Bentley Flying Spur, alongside a 2007 Cadillac Escalade, in 2014, claiming they have been stolen in Mexico.
9 Pamela Anderson’s Range Rover Sport
With bankruptcy cases at hand plus her ex-husband shaming her about her debts in public, Canadian-American actress and model Pamela Anderson hasn’t had the best time in recent years. A drive to the beach in a $115,000 Range Rover Sport might just cheer up this Baywatch babe—that is if there is enough money to gas up.
8 David Hasselhoff’s BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe
Another Baywatch beau that seems to have enjoyed long walks on the beach more than necessary is David Hasselhoff. In his divorce case, which was finalized in 2016, he tried to seek lower settlement payment as he only had less than $5,000 to his name. But what about this BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe that’s now worth at least $85,000?
7 DMX’s Monte Carlo
When a person has a net worth of negative $10 million dollars (that’s right, negative), is the person supposed to be spending thousands on car lift kits and rims? Rapper DMX’s answer seems to be “yes,” as he poses for a photo riding in his sleek and attention-grabbing but not the most essential custom Monte Carlo.
6 Vanilla Ice’s Ford Mustang 5.0
A Rolling Stones article once described Vanilla Ice as “hot for a glorious moment but went cold shortly thereafter,” which may just also be fitting for his customized Ford Mustang 5.0. Hopefully, this ’90s rapper has learned from the lessons of his past and doesn’t end up with frozen bank accounts ever again!
5 Coolio’s Hummer H2
Rapper Coolio may have a Grammy for his world-known song “Gangsta’s Paradise” to his name, but he has had numerous arrest charges over the years as well. This once hip hop commodity, who apparently has a $100,000 net worth, can taste a substantial win in life by letting go of his beastly modified Hummer H2, priced at $71,000 today.
4 Mekhi Phifer’s Range Rover
Mekhi Phifer is probably best known for appearing beside rapper Eminem on the film 8 Mile, and not for filing for bankruptcy security. But having listed possessing only $67,000 of cash, be that as it may, we wonder how he was able to rack up some more for this Range Rover, with a starting price of $100,000.
3 R. Kelly’s Lexus Coupe
R. Kelly is up for some horrible deals—and he knows it, too. Aside from rape charges, he apparently owes the US Internal Revenue Service $20 million, as he sang about in his 19-minute release “I Admit” in 2019. The song also pertained to him being asked to hand over his cars, which likely included this vintage Lexus Coupe.
2 MC Hammer’s Dodge Challenger
Bankruptcy can touch MC Hammer, but it seems that it cannot faze him. Amidst debts and other financial worries, the ’90s rapper continues to not just buy and collect cars but also to spend on customization and upgrades. Hopefully, he’s not planning to purchase another Dodge Challenger, what with his reported net worth of $2 million.
1 Heidi and Spencer Pratt’s GMC Yukon Denali
There’s something about new money that makes people want to spend it, and so was it really that surprising that Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag burned through their millions of dollars in just a couple of years? But even though “The Hills” stars are now reportedly broke, at least they have this sweet ride of a $70,000-worth GMC Yukon Denali.
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