Sean and Jennifer: For love or money

April 03, 2001|By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan | Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF

Now that Sean "Don't call me Puffy; I'm now P. Diddy" Combs is off the hook for charges of illegal gun possession and bribery, what's the multimillionaire rap mogul to do?

Why, woo back his totally hot ex-girlfriend, of course.

Combs, who confirmed rumors of a split with actress-singer Jennifer Lopez on Valentine's Day, reportedly has been heartbroken in Dumpedville. And seeing Lopez take her new beau, backup dancer Cris Judd, to the Oscars probably didn't help.

However, People magazine celeb-watchers reported an interesting sighting recently - Combs breezing into a posh Manhattan pet boutique to buy a tiny, white $110 faux-fur dog coat that looked just about the right size for a chiM-W huahua.

Hmmm. Combs doesn't have a chihuahua, but whaddya know, the lovely Miss Lopez does.

So, with rumored groveling and gift-giving in the works, is hip-hop's most prominent couple likely to smooch and make up anytime soon? We think not, especially if you go "behind the music." Just take a look at their signature hits: Combs' "It's All About the Benjamins" vs. Lopez's "Love Don't Cost A Thing."

Need we say more?

HE SAYS...

"Tryin to get my hands on some Grants like Horace Five carats on my hands wit the cuts."

He means: I got money, I got diamonds. I rule.

SHE SAYS...

"You think you gotta keep me iced; you don't/ You think I'm gonna spend your cash; I won't."

She means: Diamonds? Money? Who cares?

HE SAYS...

"Don't let the melody intrigue you/ Cause I leave you, I'm only here/ For that green paper "

Money rules, money rules, money rules.

SHE SAYS...

"You think the money that you make/ Can substitute the time you take I think you need to take some time/ To show me that your love is true/ There's more than dollar signs in you."

I don't THINK so!

HE SAYS... "Uhh, gangsta mental, stay poppin Cristal/ Pack a black pist-al in the Ac' Coupe that's dark brown (whoo!)/ Pinky-ringin, gondolas wit the man singing/ Italian music down the river wit your chick clingin."

Champagne, guns, cars, jewelry and chicks. Woo-hoo!

SHE SAYS... "Doing way too much, never keep it real/ If it doesn't change, gotta hit the road/ Now I'm leaving, where's my keys? I've got to go."

Buh-bye!

HE SAYS...

"Lent my East Coast girl the Bentley to twirl."

But sweetie, I can give you cars!

SHE SAYS...

"Baby credit cards aren't romance/ So you're trying to buy what's already yours/ What I need from you is not available in stores."

Um, no thanks.

HE SAYS...

"It's all about the Benjamins, baby."

You don't want my money? But I have $400 million! I founded a record company! I have a restaurant chain! I own a major fashion label! I am powerful! People fear me! I'm the king of the world!

SHE SAYS...

"All that matters is/ That you treat me right/ Give me all the things I need/ That money can't buy Even if you were broke/ My love don't cost a thing."

Oh, Cris

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