“When I would pull up, people would hear me from miles away.” He toyed with the idea of owning an Aston Martin, but grew bored with the Tiptronic automatic transmission (the 911 Porsche didn’t quite grab him, either).
The Aston Martin came, and I was infatuated with it.
When the 2003 CL 500 landed in his driveway, Omarion developed a love affair with cars that was more than just a teenage crush.
“The Aston Martin I only had for a little bit of time.
And then, I didn’t want it.” As he matured, then came the Bentley Flying Spur and Ferraris.
Five years later, that car ended up parked in his driveway.
“My first memory of driving in a car is with my mother,” he said.
Rounding out the collection are a Range Rover Sport and Mercedes Benz ML (which he gave to his mom).
By the time he was 13, he developed a taste for finer vehicles, and he was cutting out photos of the Mercedes-Benz CL 500.
But, in many ways, he craved the same things as any American boy.
(Sony, 2006), contains a verse about driving that pops into his head “It’s pretty bad; I’m at this woman’s house and I should have been home at 4 o’clock,” Omarion explains sheepishly.“It’s about a man doing wrong.” It’s quite a transition for Omarion, who at a young age was in commercials for Kellogg’s Corn Pops and Mc Donald’s, and grew up in the spotlight, first as the lead singer of the boy band B2K, then as a break-out solo artist and actor.
It was the oldest and widest car ever; it was great.” He learned to drive when he was 14 years old.
“The thing is, we were traveling so much when were in B2K that it didn’t make sense to buy cars until I was old enough.” By then, Omarion had what most teenage boys only fantasize about—enough success to drive whatever he wanted.