P. Diddy Eliminates Private Jet, Cuts Carbon Footprint, Complains

Even the superrich are affected by gas prices.

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Life is hard for hip-hop mogul P. Diddy, also known as Sean Combs. Turns out, even the superrich are affected by rising gas prices. Diddy explained in a recent video blog that he had to give up his private jet and—gasp!—fly commercial because of fuel costs. In the video (which can be seen here, but be warned: It contains some colorful language), a very unhappy Diddy walks around an airport, ranting that gas prices are too high for him to sustain his bicoastal lifestyle without deigning to fly on American Airlines.

"Give a shout-out to all my Saudi Arabia brothers and sisters and all the brothers and sisters in all the countries that have oil—if you could please send me some oil for my jet, I would truly appreciate it," he says, also appealing to our future commander in chief, "Tell whoever the next president is, we need to bring gas prices down....I can't believe I'm flying commercial."

The wealthy have some of the largest carbon footprints in the world, and Diddy is no exception, but green bloggers are rejoicing at his decision to take one more gas-guzzling aircraft out of commission. Just another example of how recession shopping makes us unintentionally greener.