Bryan Williams, also known to the world as Birdman, is a rapper and hip-hop producer, and one of the co-founders of Cash Money Records. The company was set up as an avenue to help disadvantaged youths to rise out of the projects. Between 1997 and 2004, he was a member of the Big Tymers, a popular rap duo in that time. He is a Grammy nominee and has done collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne, T-Pain and DJ Khaled. It is estimated that his net worth was in the vicinity of $180 million.
While charity is part of his gig, the rapper has carved a name for himself and is doing well financially. It is of no surprise that he would seek to reward his hard work. What better way to reward ones hard work that to start a car collection, or buy a few decent rides to populate the garages of your different homes? Birdman is no stranger to luxury and it is not surprising that he has a car collection, and well cars that he wishes he would own. No car collection is ever complete without some classics, right? This article will explore his car collection, and 10 other cars he wishes he owned.
19 He Owns: Maybach Exelero
Birdman spent approximately $8 million to get his hands on this custom Maybach Excelero. There are better things he could have done with the money than purchase this hideous looking car.
In essence, the car is a high-end limousine, yet has a coupe-like finish, and it was licensed for speeds of 350 km per hour (217 miles per hour) or more.
The car is a two-seater, despite it being a luxury limousine that comes outfitted with a V12 engine. We may hate it, but it cost most than what most would ever make in a lifetime, and it's not a car that his crew will likely get to ride in.
18 He Owns: Bugatti Veyron
The red Bugatti Veyron, that cost $2 million dollars, joined his garage in 2010. This vehicle has a quad-turbocharged W16 engine that gives it a speed of 405 km per hour. This car is not exclusively unique to him, because other rappers such as Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, all have a similar vehicle (some with like colors’ in their garage. It’s not that he copied them per say, but he claimed that everyone should own one as it was “the hottest whip in the world”. Unfortunately, everyone can’t afford one. Edmunds states, "With 1,001 horsepower pumping from its W16 engine, it's also the world's most powerful production car."
17 He Owns: Maybach 62S Landaulet
In 2011, Birdman won a bet from the Super Bowl XLV, and with the prize money, he chose to get himself a Maybach 62S Landaulet. These luxury chauffeur driven vehicles were priced in the US at $1.35 million.
Eight Units of this model were made, and Birdman happens to be one of few fortunate enough to own one.
The car includes a divider window and a sliding soft roof. The car was first unveiled in the Middle East International Auto Show. It’s probably not a car that he will be willing to part with soon or at any time because it will soon be a classic.
16 He Owns: Lamborghini Aventador
Celebrities either own Lamborghinis or Ferraris in their garage, and it is no surprise that Birdman has this car in his collection. Quite Frankly, it would be impossible to call his garage a collection if he didn’t get his hands on an Italian sports car. The base price of this coupe is estimated to start at approximately four hundred thousand US dollars. It is likely that Birdman would have had his customized, so we expect that he would have spent a lot more on his Aventador. Car And Driver states: "Brutally powerful and obscenely flamboyant, the Aventador is unburdened by reality."
15 He Owns: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Birdman’s Sprinter is arguably one of the most customized vehicles that he owns. No surprise as the rapper has a tendency to want to be “one-up” of all his colleagues. It has several amenities including red massage seats, computers, iPad, PlayStation, TV Screens.
The vehicle is absolutely great for transporting your crew. The van cost him over three hundred thousand dollars, unsurprisingly because of all the additional bells and whistles.
Other celebrities who own similar vans, don’t have them as well decked out as he does. Car And Driver states, "Three powertrain options include a 161-hp diesel 2.1-liter inline-four, a 188-hp turbo 2.0-liter four, and a 188-hp turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6."
14 He Owns: Bentley Mulsanne Coupe
It was alleged that Birdman purchased two 2012 Bentley Mulsanne Coupes, one for him, and the other for Lil Wayne. The Mulsanne cost him at least $285,000, which was just a drop in the bucket for him. And gifting Lil Wayne was really no big deal for the rapper, who considered the other to be his son. The image isn’t of the best quality as it was extracted from a YouTube video, but in it, he also gifts the President of Cash Money Records a Rolls Royce Ghost. Motor Trend states, "The Mulsanne and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase are powered by a 6.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 that produces 505 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque."
13 He Owns: Gold Lamborghini Aventador
It is alleged that Birdman also owns a Lamborghini Aventador. The rapper has a love for sports cars and has several Lamborghini’s in his garage. This should not come as a surprise as he is known to be flashy and tends to spend money as if it's going out of style.
For some of us, a gold car would be a bit too flashy, especially if we can see our reflections on it.
The car though is most suitable for a Crown Prince who has a security detail. Evo UK states: "Every millimetre of travel on the pedal makes a difference this time, and you instantly feel more in control of the car as a result. "
12 He Owns: Cadillac Escalade
It is highly unlikely that a man who gifts a Cadillac Escalade will not own the vehicle. In fact, a lot of persons actually expect rappers to be fond of Cadillacs and this has a lot to do with the media. Birdman gifted this Cadillac to his pal and posted the picture on his Instagram Page. The recipient of the luxury gift was associated with the Hott Boys hip-hop group. Maybe the Cadillac is a bonus or shows that he appreciates the music. We’re not sure, but it is likely that Birdman too will have a Cadillac in his garage.
11 He Owns: Lamborghini Veneno
Birdman expressed his desire way before it was released that he wanted to become one of the exclusive owners of the $4.6 million Lamborghini Veneno. The company released three of the cars for its 50th Anniversary, and it was alleged that Birdman paid an initial down payment of $1 million on the car.
Clearly, he doesn’t hold back when it comes to his rides, and after all $1 million is just a drop in the bucket for the multimillionaire who keeps making money if the rumors are true.
Top Speed reported, "the new Lamborghini Veneno will be limited to only three units, and despite its huge price tag of €3 million ($3.9 million at the current exchange rates), the model is already sold out!"
10 He Wishes: Ferrari 488 GTB
At some point, everyone will wish that they owned a Ferrari or Lamborghini. But there is no reason why Birdman can’t own the two. His net worth is well over $100 million, and his cash supply is not short. This version of the car has a 3.9-liter V-8 engine and is able to accelerate up to 8000 rpm. It can also go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in as little as 3 seconds. If Birdman doesn’t like the coupe, he can get a retractable hardtop. Car And Driver reports, "With a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8, the 488GTB generates a sonorous wail and ferocious acceleration all the way to 8000 rpm, where it makes 661 hp."
9 He Wishes: Dodge Challenger
It doesn’t matter which generation of the Dodge Challenger he gets, but a lot of people actually have one generation of the muscle car in their garages as part of their collection.
Ideally, while it would be better to get one of the classics manufactured between 1970 and 1974, it may be a bit difficult for him to get his hands on it.
But Birdman has a way of getting whatever he wants. If he doesn’t want the hassle, he can get himself the 2019 model that will be a lot cheaper (and new) compared to the earlier generation models.
8 He Wishes: Ford Shelby GT500
When speaking of muscle cars, it is impossible not to mention one of Ford’s greatest, the Shelby. Again, it does not matter which version of the car you get, but the older the better right? These cars were manufactured from 1965 and are high-performance variants of the Ford Mustang. So, if Birdman were to add one of these to his collection, it would be unworldly, and his street cred will be helped. Despite having too many options to choose from, we will hope though, that he gets the car outfitted with a racing stripe. It competes with the BMW M4, Cadillac ATS-V coupe, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe according to Car And Driver
7 He Wishes: Pagani Zonda Roadster
Birdman will probably only want this car because fellow rapper Jay-Z has it. The car was one of the most expensive at $1.9 million when it debuted in 1999. Formula 1 Champion Manuel Fangio was involved in the production of the car, so it’s only smart that anybody who is somebody would want to get their hands on this vehicle.
The car was a 6-speed sequential manual transmission and a 7.3 L AMG V12 engine.
It’s probably not a car that he’s going to drive every day though. Auto Car reports, "And with such a large capacity, naturally aspirated engine, the performance is ever-present. Peak torque of 575lb ft may arrive at 4000rpm, but from 2000rpm there’s already 516lb ft."
6 He Wishes: Aston Martin Vanquish
Birdman is going to wish he had this car because it’s a car that Lil Wayne has. Despite the feud, the rapper has referred to Lil Wayne as his son. He, however, likes to have the upper hand, so if he gets his hands on a Vanquish, more than likely he is going to have it fully customized and go above and beyond with the bells and whistles. Its exterior may also hint at his signature style. But despite wanting a car like this, it isn’t going to get much road time. Car And Driver states, "Standard models make 568 hp, while the upcoming Vanquish S gets boosted to 580 hp."
5 He Wishes: Rolls Royce Phantom
So, we’re only assuming that Birdman wants a Rolls Royce Phantom because every celebrity of his caliber has a Rolls Royce in their garage. Most notably, former football star, David Beckham is always seen driving his kids around in his $407,000 Phantom.
Of course, Birdman spends the most, so he would have his Royce customized to suit his needs.
Maybe he too will soon be seen driving around his grown kids in this vehicle. He can choose to get a drophead or even a coupe. Car And Driver states, "The Phantom is not only the ultimate status symbol, it’s the Holy Grail of handcrafted luxury automobiles. "
4 He Wishes: 1966 Lamborghini Miura
Birdman is obviously fond of Lamborghinis so getting his hands on their first supercar Lambo would give him some bragging rights, and inflate his ego a bit. The car was not budget friendly in its time, and it is unlikely to be budget friendly now, especially if we consider inflation and the fact that it is a vintage car. The car seems to be a bit overstyled for its era, and its performance was one of the best for its time. Yellow though does not seem to be Birdman’s color. Top Speed states: "The Miura was powered by a version of the 3.9-liter V-12 engine previously used in the 350GT and 400GT."
3 He Wishes: Chevy Camaro
Since we’re adding to his collection, the Chevy Camaro will be a decent car for him to have. The Camaro pictured was from the 1967 to 1970 era and one of the competing muscle cars of that time.
While it doesn’t matter which version of the car he gets, he may have much more fun driving in and working on an older car.
If he wants to be a bit more modern, he can get himself an upgraded version of Bumblebee. But as mentioned before, yellow doesn’t seem to be his color so this blue will probably work. What an incredible car!
2 He Wishes: Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Birdman will only wish he had this car because it’s $4.8 million and one of the fastest and nicest cars in the world. He may also want to get it before Floyd Mayweather gets it. Also, the car was designed to be environmentally friendly and to comply with safety regulations. This car seems like a dream, despite being a little more than half the price of his Maybach. Who knows, while it may be a car that he wishes he can have, Birdman can buy anything he wants. Koenigsegg says that when the sun hits this car, “it sparkles as if millions of tiny white diamonds are infused inside the visible carbon fiber bodywork.”
1 He Wishes: Rolls Royce Sweep Tail
The Rolls Royce Sweep Tail is rumored to be the most expensive car in the world. The luxury car is intended to be a one-off model costing $12.8 million. The car is as expensive as is not because of its branding but because it was hand-built.
Birdman will wish he had this car, because while it may be easy for him to spend $8 million on a car, it is going to be a lot harder to even consider spending $12.8 million on a car.
However, Rolls Royce is known for its luxury, and a lot of people in the spotlight own one or more of their vehicles.
Sources: autoevolution.com, celebritycarsblog.com, supercars.agent4stars.com, celebritynetworth.com, digitaltrends.com