Mercedes May Have Donated "Otis" Car
Mercedes Benz most likely donated the now-infamous "Otis" Maybach that Jay-Z and Kanye West used in their recent video for the hit single. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the car company could have directly supplied the Maybach for the shoot.
Neither Jay-Z or Kanye West have spoken publicly about where the car came from. It is now being auctioned for charity.
“It isn’t clear how deeply Mercedes was involved in the video’s production, but company spokesmen suggested the video’s producers worked with officials in the company’s German headquarters,” reported Jonathan Welsh via Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog. “West and Jay-Z could not be reached for comment.”