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    A-List Secrets: The Cars Jay-Z (and Everyone) Drives

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    What is the "it" or hot car for celebrities to have right now? Is it still cool to have the foreign sports cars, or are celebs going green and hybrid?
    —T.M.

    Hybrid? Sure, if you're talking about a hybrid that breeds expensive with super obnoxious.

    Let's put it this way: When Beyoncé sang about another woman "in the 'Bach or the Rolls" for her single "Ring the Alarm," she happened to be talking about two cars owned by her then-boyfriend, Jay-Z. The rapper, now Beyoncé's lawfully wedded mogul, owns a Maybach and a Rolls-Royce Phantom. And both are the cars to have, dealers to the stars tell me. That is, if you're the type of star that can use "dukey rope" in a sentence.

    Who else has managed to snag these $450,000 prestigemobiles? And what is inside those things, anyway? Find out—from Fiddy's car dealer, no less—after the jump.

    According to Macky Dancy, who runs the Dancy-Power Automotive Group with two partners on Long Island, "Diddy, Nas, Busta—everyone I just named has a Maybach or Phantom or both."

    Why those cars?

    "They're like planes on wheels," says Dancy, who also counts Alicia Keys, Christie Brinkley and Bill Murray as clients.

    "They only seat two people in the back, so it's not like you're getting a tour bus for that money." But, he adds, you do get all the rest, like TVs, refrigerators and tables.

    Fiddy, in fact, has the über-hot Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead. There are only about 100 of them floating about the world. (By the way, it's a white convertible coupe with white leather interior and a base price of more than $400,000. Just in case you're making up your Christmas list early. And your first name is Kanye.)

    For the record, we're talking rappers and musicians here, obviously. Movie and sports stars are still leaning more toward sporty models, like Porsche. Anna Kournikova recently got herself one of those via Dancy-Power.

    Looks like it's time to clock out. If you see me on the street, try not to stare. I'm the one rollin' ‘n' flossin' in the Toyota.

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