What’s the Reason? Cardi B Has Lamborghinis and Bentleys — But She Doesn’t Know How to Drive
Entertainment comes in all forms. Some people attend astronomy lectures or enjoy birdwatching. Some binge-watch Real Housewives or 16 and Pregnant. Still, others entertain themselves by driving cars. Interesting, fast, expensive ones, like Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Mercedes-Maybachs. Generally, the people who drive these sorts of cars possess a driver’s licence, that small plastic permission slip sandwiched between their Centurion Card and folded receipts from every luxury store within their orbit.
It used to be that most everyone of legal age had a licence. Not so today, where youthful sloth and Uber have conspired to wipe out a skillset once held sacred by anyone with a streak of independence. And despite Silicon Valley’s highest-of-highest tech, even today’s smartest car isn’t smart enough to know whether its owner is licensed to drive it or not.
Take the case of Cardi B, the rap practitioner who owns five cars, including examples of the aforementioned marques, and who can’t drive a single one of them. Or at least, her recent appearance on James Corden’s 'Carpool Karaoke' on Monday, December 17, demonstrated that fact when he put her behind the wheel of his Range Rover (thankfully in a parking lot). There, things went not so well, with Ms. B steamrolling cones and flags, and finally backing over a camera during a botched parallel-parking manoeuvre.
Still, the celebrity gets points for authenticity. When asked by host Corden why she owns so many cars without having a license, she says, “To take pictures with.” According to Cardi, she’d feel like an impostor rapping about any cars that she doesn’t own.
With that in mind, Robb Report recommends a few vehicles to complement Cardi’s fleet, each one ideal for being photographed with—if not necessarily sprawled on—and each with enough attitude to go Louboutin toe-to-toe with any other ride in her stable.
Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet Photo: Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.
Who wants a regular G63? Benz G-Wagons don’t get any more opulent and outlandish than this one.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS The Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Photo: Courtesy of Porsche AG.
This wicked-fast 911 is available in Lizard Green, a colour that's guaranteed to attract reptiles of all species, even when parked.
Arch KR GT-1 Arch Motorcycle’s KR GT-1. Photo: Courtesy of Arch Motorcycle.
OK, it’s only got two wheels, but for posing — or imagine, riding — Mr. Keanu Reeves’ V-twin superbike is unbeatable.
Rolls-Royce Cullinan The Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Photo: Courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Kick those wannabes to the kerb and rock the real luxury SUV. No garage is complete without this big Roller.
Bugatti Chiron Bugatti’s Chiron. Photo: Courtesy of Bugatti
Nothing pulls out the stops and puts all the money on the table like a Bugatti. Those who have to ask, “What’s the reason?” just don’t get it