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    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

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