10/04/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Diddy's Gas Price Video Complaint: He Has To Fly Commercial (VIDEO)



Check the response from Saudi bloggers at the bottom


We were remiss in not posting this highly informational -- hold it, no, inspirational -- video from music performer/mogul Diddy, who was reported by the AP last week as having halted his private jet flights because gas prices are too high.

Sean "Diddy" Combs complained about the "... too high" price of gas and pleaded for free oil from his "Saudi Arabia brothers and sisters" in a YouTube video posted Wednesday. The hip-hop mogul said he is now flying on commercial airlines instead of in private jets, which Combs said had previously cost him $200,000 and up for a roundtrip between New York and Los Angeles.

"I'm actually flying commercial," Diddy said before walking onto an airplane, sitting in a first-class seat and flashing his boarding pass to the camera. "That's how high gas prices are. I'm at the gate right now. This is really happening, proof gas prices are too high. Tell whoever the next president is we need to bring gas prices down."


LATER: Blogger Amira Al Hussani links to a couple of Saudi bloggers who don't think Diddy's going to get the oil he jokingly requests:

I don't think that he's going to get a shipment of jet fuel anytime soon as the Saudis have shown again and again how hard-nosed they can be when it comes to oil prices. A super-rich entertainer such as Puffy might get invited to perform at the private bash of a Saudi royal, but he sure isn't going to get free oil, he can bet on that!