News | Entertainment
27 Jul 2021 5:45
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Rick Ross loves cutting his own grass

    The 45-year-old rapper wanted to cut the costs of running his 235-acre estate in Georgia so splashed out on a tractor to keep the grass neatly tripped, and insists on manning the vehicle himself


    He told Forbes magazine: "When I bought the Fayetteville estate, locals would see me walk out of a restaurant and scream, 'You know Holyfield spent $1 million a year to cut the grass.' So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass. And that's what I did.

    "I went down to John Deere and asked to see the biggest tractor, the most efficient tractor. I told them I had 200-plus acres that I wanted to keep cut, and they pointed out the right tractor.

    "I bought it right then and there. I bought the extended attachment on the back that would cut even wider. Once I got it back home, I filled it up with gas.

    "I may have sat in the same spot for two hours before I got everything working, but once I got it going, I didn't stop. I cut grass for about five hours."

    The 'Aston Martin Music' hitmaker had the tractor's windows tinted and it even has air conditioning and a radio, and he loves the pleasure and "peace" mowing his lawn gives him.

    He added: "People still know it's me, but when I get in the tractor, it's a whole other level of peace, a whole other level of connecting with the estate and the animals and the birds and the wildlife.

    "I sit there and have my cannabis rolled up, and, man, I look at the property and can appreciate my struggles and my triumphs, those rough days. It's the smallest thing, but it keeps a smile on my face.

    "So, you know, for anybody who doesn't cut their own grass, I would say take time out every two or three months to cut your grass because it is such a great and peaceful sensation."

    Despite his wealth, Rick insisted he is "not about throwing money away" but wants to enjoy his wealth in the right way.

    He said: "Through the window, I am looking out of right now in the Southwest Ranches, I can see my red-on-red 458 Ferrari, and it is inspiring.

    "The work is inspiring, but it can drain you. So while I want people to understand that everything is possible, you have to separate yourself and find balance."

    And the 'Hustlin'' singer loves picking up a bargain.

    He said: "I don't have a big jet. I try my best to fly Delta. I love swap meets and antique stores. I love finding beautiful things that cost $8 or $20."

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     26 Jul: Ariel Winter has been having therapy for eight years
     26 Jul: Beyonce and Jay-Z's house was deliberately set on fire
     26 Jul: Kerry Katona wants her fourth wedding to lead to a "partnership" that lasts
     26 Jul: Brian May "doesn't understand" why he had a heart attack
     26 Jul: Lance Bass claims he has been "kept away" from Britney Spears for several years
     26 Jul: Quentin Tarantino will let his son watch 'Kill Bill' when he's five years old
     26 Jul: Usain Bolt has admitted having three young children is "pandemonium"
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimmers return for heats, water polo and rugby teams in action More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Pink offers to pay fine issued to Norway's beach handball players for not wearing bikini bottoms More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    The jury in the trial of Eli Epiha will continue deliberations behind closed doors today 4:46

    International:
    What is ROC in the Tokyo Olympics? The reason Russia can't compete, even though its athletes can 4:36

    International:
    Triathlon's wild ride at Tokyo Olympics: A false start, a broken nose, and an unbelievable finish 4:36

    Hockey:
    Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimmers return for heats, water polo and rugby teams in action 4:36

    Soccer:
    Kiwi surfer Billy Stairmand's Olympic campaign is over 21:56

    Entertainment:
    Ariel Winter has been having therapy for eight years 21:46

    Entertainment:
    Beyonce and Jay-Z's house was deliberately set on fire 21:16

    Rugby:
    Anton Cooper's placed sixth in the men's mountain bike cross country 21:16

    Business:
    Pink offers to pay fine issued to Norway's beach handball players for not wearing bikini bottoms 21:06

    Entertainment:
    Kerry Katona wants her fourth wedding to lead to a "partnership" that lasts 20:46


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd