by Ben Baller on June 28, 2012
so the HNIC Ben Silverman and my production company Electus put out this press release today….
BEN SILVERMAN TALKS ABOUT “BEN BALLER” REALITY SERIES
smh, this is over 3 years in the making and after being on Fuse network, then to MTV to now being on a new google channel, I’m anxious to see the final cut! we’re wrapped with season 1 and let’s see what happens….
yesterday I spent the day picking up some grown man loafers… because every so often, I will have to put down the supras and get my grown man on. and then I hit up Rodeo Drive and got up with my big sis Bag Snob(her bag collection slaps anyone elses, in fact her bag collection slaps up Nigo’s jewelry collection and she has her own bag collab with Hermes coming out) and the biggest women’s fashion blogger Rumi Neely(super powerful blogger but super crazy chill and humble)
so we all hopped in my new whip and rolled around beverly hills and did a little shopping… got something at Hermes for my wife and they got some stuff as well….
while we were sitting down, I saw Rumi tweet the night before “who is Tyler?” as in Tyler the Creator, my little homey….. so a lot of her fans let her know real quick lol… he only has 1 million followers on twitter… turned down a collab with Lana Del Rey and has already shot the 2nd season of his TV show on adult swim… oh and he won best new artist on MTV? lol… that’s who… but there’s tons of huge fashion people that I wouldn’t know that Rumi is in tune with and same goes for Tyler….
I’ve obviously known tyler for a while now from being on the block and shit… so after my time with Rumi and Tina I headed there and sure enough… I ran into this guy
I told Tyler the story and he obviously didn’t care…. but the story was that Rumi is the 2nd most searched name on formspring…. wtf is formspring? I don’t know… but Tyler is the #1 most searched… so Tyler said “n***a send her this pic” lol
then he took a pic in front of my new whip for joking purposes on instagram…..
so back to the car; yeah, I know. I have been trying to find a 4 door everyday family car and it’s been sooo hard! I mean for months I’ve been trying to find something. the panamera is doing a light refresh with the front and rear next year…. the S class has a new body coming out in just over a year and the new 7 series drops in mid august of this year… the big body range rover gets a complete makeover next year as well…. I seriously very seriously considered even getting a fisker, but the upkeep with the battery charging and shit is too much of a hassle. I needed something quick and last month I came SUPER close in picking up a 2012 Maserati quattroporte GT-S with everything possible… but even with the light refresh in 2009, I knew others might think that was an older whip and I wasn’t crazy about it overal… then I wanted the Rapide really badly until the dealership let me hold it for 24 hours and I returned in inside 4 hours… the car drives like shit. it’s crazy stupid slow and the back seats are VERY cramped… so I was bummed because I love the way it looks and sounds, but I couldn’t be sitting in traffic knowing that I can’t whip around in a nimble way….
so what did I do?
headed down to Beverly Hills Rolls Royce/Bentley and picked up a new body Bentley Flying Spur Speed…. in 2009 they changed the front and rear bumper and upgraded the interior and motor and made the “SPEED” which is just over 600hp and fast as shit! V12 twin turbo and the interior upgrades were nice, BUT if you got the mulliner edition, then you got the perforated leather headliner and I got the NAIM sound system which is nicer than like a Bang & Olufsen system… also got the rear reclining seats…. and the best is the Mulliner brushed Aluminum dash and Mulliner sick quilted seats and doors and the rest of the wood accents are wrapped in piano black wood… and the 20″ 20 spoke “speed” wheels are a nice touch brand spanking new Pirelli P-Zero’s are nice too
the new Bentley’s come with rear view camera option (of course I got that) and integrated ipod and a lotta other dope shit my 7 had and that’s all I need really. the back seats are plush and will be perfect for a baby seat. I had a 2006 flying spur the first year it came out and I loved it. did a 18 month short lease with BH Bentley and now I got the newer version and I’m very happy with it…. my credit is being rebuilt right now, so the downfall is that I had to buy this bad boy cash. but… #PAIDINFULL
btw, I got charcoal grey because they didn’t have a black on black with the mulliner edition, also my last 4 cars were white and I couldn’t do white again. I took it to platinum motorsport yesterday too, but I don’t want to do any major tuning to this… it has the 20″ wheels and I think I’m just going to take off the front license plate and change those front amber side reflectors and some minor paint accents… but not going to slam it and put wheels (well just yet lol)
as soon as I finished signing papers on the whip, I left the dealership and went straight to Short Bus studios to do my voice overs and some ad-libs and intros for my show and a mixtape I’m working on… the Stereotypes are doing the music for my show so I can’t wait to hear the beats!
and I ran into another old friend Christina Milian there…. we chatted up about life and things and love and my new baby coming and her 2 year old daughter…..
that’s all this week in the boring life of Mr. Baller
got work to do, so let me get to that….
“I was down forty, now I’m up fifty, buck fifty, buck quickly, who could fuck with me?” #killa
everyone have a blessed day