Merry and woe...
In the world of this new 21st century, nothing much seems to have changed...
except the technology used to inform us.
Through use of the internet, I know this:
(This link no longer seems to work. I've copied the text from the BigHollywood site and am posting it.)
Occupier Jay-Z Buys Newborn $20K Crib
Rapper Jay-Z took time out from defending the Occupy Wall Street movement to ply his new young daughter with the very best of the best.
What child doesn’t need a $20,000 crib?
That’s just the tip of the one-percent iceberg regarding the riches the rapper’s daughter received since her much-publicized debut.
Since entering the world of music royalty five days ago, 7-pound Blue Ivy Carter has collected a cache of presents from her parents and their celebrity pals, including media queen Oprah Winfrey.
The newborn’s superstar father plunked down $20,000 on a Posh Tots Carriage Fantasy Crib made of solid cedar and birch. A rear luggage rack doubles as a changing table.
And then there is the $285 Jean Paul Gaultier silk dress to burp on, sources told the Daily News….
The new parents have also been inundated with gifts from the likes of Sean (Diddy) Combs, Kanye West, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, the source said.
The Daily News reports news that Jay-Z bought his daughter a $600,000 gold horse simply aren’t true. If Jay-Z is in the market for gold goodies, he can always turn to fellow Occupy sympathizer Russell Simmons.
But lavish gifts may not have been the only perks of being Jay-Z’s kiddie. The New York State Health Department has launched a probe into reports that security surrounding the birth of Blue Ivy Carter prevented other parents in the hospital where she was born from seeing their own new babies. ________________________
Ah... but I also, now, know this:
Fast talking celebrity swears fealty to an everyman cause du jour...
then flaunts his wealth.
The really needy go begging... unheard or ignored.
It's been said, "The rich are different."
Guess that's so.
( "God bless the child..." )