Rick Ross has revealed he likes to cut his own grass despite living in a sprawling $5.8 million (£4.1m) mansion – saying it saves him $1m (£708,000) a year by taking the DIY approach.
Back in 2014, the 45-year-old rapper decided to splash out on a huge estate in Fayetteville, Georgia, which famously used to belong to former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.
The lavish estate – which Ross added 87 acres to in 2019 – includes a 350,000-gallon swimming pool and a dining room that seats 100.
However, with all that luxury also comes a lot of responsibility, as Ross found out when he moved to the area, having heard from locals that Holyfield reportedly spent more than $1m annually to keep the lights on and the grass cut on the 235-acre estate.
Speaking to Forbes, the rapper explained: “When I bought the Fayetteville estate, locals would see me walk out of a restaurant and scream, ‘You know Holyfield spent $1m 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…