Ridiculous Celebrity Purchases

October 03, 2016 1:51 PM

Carol Scott

Lifestyle/Freelance Writer

Everyone loves making the occasional splurge when their paychecks come in. Celebrities are certainly no exception. Check out some of the ridiculous purchases made by celebrities below.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z $80,000 Barbie Doll 
Everyone likes to get something nice for their kid on their birthday. Bey and Jay decided to get Blue Ivy a unique, one-of-a-kind Barbie doll for her first birthday. According to the Daily Mail, the doll is said to include 160 diamond gems as well as white gold jewelry.

Mike Tyson's Bathtub Gift and Bengal Tigers
Tyson has become well-known as an example of what not to do when you earn lots of money. Notably, he bought first wife Robin Givens a $2 million bathtub and bought two white Bengal tigers for himself, costing about $140,000, according to bankruptcy documents. 

Jamie Foxx's $18,000 dollar crocodile skin jacket
Talk about a regrettable purchase. Foxx says he was coaxed into purchasing the item by some girls in Vegas. The Django Unchained star commented, "It was crazy. Stupid. I've never worn it. It never matched anything and it didn't even fit properly. I don't even have the jacket now - I don't know where it is."

Kelly Rowland's $5.2K Crystal-Coated Tub 
Kelly probably faced quite a dilemma in what to get for the future child of a billionaire couple. She ended up getting Blue Ivy a pink-Swarovski-crystal-covered bath tub made especially for young children. Bedazzled with 44,928 crystals, we're sure Kelly is the favorite aunt.

$750,000 gold-plated toilets for Kimye
After buying their dream house for the small price of $10.75 million, the couple reportedly began $2 million in renovations, including a basketball court, home movie theater, gym, a glam room, and, most notably, four gold-plated toilets for the cost of $750,000. They sold the house later that year.

Rihanna's $1 million dollar hair stylist
When you're as well-known for your style as Rihanna is, it costs to keep up a good 'do. Rih reportedly pays $22,400 a week to employ the services of New York super stylist Ursula Stephen. Of course, it's worth noting that Stephen is the woman behind Rihanna's iconic hairstyles, such as the "Umbrella" bob and Loud red hair. 

Beyoncé’s $100k Leggings
When Bey has a concept in mind for a performance, she goes all out. For the 2007 BET Awards, where she performed "Get Me Bodied" and won Best Female R&B Artist and Video of the Year, Beyoncé bought one-of-a-kind gold Balenciaga leggings that went for $100,000. 

Justin Bieber's $5k Costume Grill 
Speaking of going all-out for a costume, how about blowing $5,000 on part of a Halloween costume? For Halloween 2011, Justin Bieber spent that much on a fake, removable grill as part of a costume.

Chris Brown's $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron
Not long after coming under fire for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna, Brown treated himself to a limited series Bugatti Veyron. One of only two hundred produced, the car is one of the most expensive ever made. 

Beyoncé’s million dollar "mom van"
In preparing for the birth of Blue Ivy, Beyoncé traded in her Maybach for a million dollar customized Mercedes "mom van". The van has a $150,000 audio system, a full bathroom complete with a shower, and wiring for DirecTV and Wi-Fi.

Kanye's $34,000 golden skull present for Jay-Z
Kanye has no qualms about admitting how much he admires Jay-Z, so it's not a surprise that he would go all out for the new father's first Father's Day. What is surprising is what the gift is - a golden skull with red topaz gemstones, hand-delivered after being flown to Jay-Z's place on a private jet. Apparently, Jay took a liking to the piece after seeing one at Kanye's when he was over for dinner.

Drake's "Experience Shower"
First mentioned in his 2011 Complex interview, it's reported that Drake spent a quarter of a million dollar on an "Experience Shower". What's an Experience Shower, besides a pretentious product name? Check out the demonstration video below.

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