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Calle 13 Rapper

Destroys Own Maserati with a Baseball Bat

Wealth Is Killing Hip Hop

3/6/2014 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Calle 13 rapper René Pérez Joglar is leading the charge against conspicuous consumption in the hip hop world -- he just beat his own Maserati to pieces and drove it off a cliff ... all to prove the point that money is killing music.

René pulled off the stunt for his new music video "Adentro" -- and if that wasn't cool enough ... baseball legend Willie Mays actually hands him the bat.

Rene tells us, "I bought the Maserati because I myself fell victim to the stereotypes. I thought that once I had a nice house and a nice car that meant I had made it in the entertainment industry."

He adds, "When I started using the car, it made me feel uncomfortable owning it ... because I realized that the car stood for everything that is wrong with society ... Material goods aren't what makes life worthwhile."

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H8Kardash    

Tell that to LiL Boobsie or whatever his name is.. From Prison straight to the mall

233 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

You now know the truth, but will anyone listen and learn from it?

233 days ago
3.

Ari    

THIS. IS. AWESOME.

233 days ago
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westvil1    

trash with cash.

233 days ago
5.

ABB    

Again who?

233 days ago
6.

6one9    

I agree!!
Even at a lower level
We need to PUT down the phones
and
get back into `````` LIFE!!!!
THIS MEANS ``YOU`` Everyone!
WorD:

233 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

Glad that action made him feel better, but with the privilege of wealth comes the honor of giving too the less fortunate, unfortunately most don't learn your lesson or what I stated. Greed is very ugly.

233 days ago
8.

ASHY LARRY    

Dat boy don't B right in Da head,send he back to Da cotton field fo some rehab.

233 days ago
9.

JesusSaves    

Nice message!

233 days ago
10.

LetsBeReAL    

I used to love this group but reggaeton hasn't been hot since 06,07' ish. I didn't understand sh** but the beats were really good. Reggaeton has been dead since 08'.

233 days ago
11.

Pure Evil    

Never heard of him but I'll check out his music now.

233 days ago
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Prince Von A-Hole    

All I saw was a windshield amd light on some car get broke. Not exactly destroying a car. Not sure it was that car

233 days ago
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tomjones    

are you fu cking kidding me?

so instead of selling it and giving the money to charity he wastes it and then no one gets anything out of it. moron

233 days ago
14.

DiM    

Okay. An auction for a couple of charities or something may have proven his point just as well.
Then again, TMZ probably wouldn't print that.

233 days ago
15.

static    

I agree with the conclusion he came to but is it necessary to bust up a perfectly good car?

233 days ago
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