British Rapper Tinie Tempah Wins First Nike MAG Auction for $37,500


Tinie Tempah

150 pairs of the Nike MAG officially became available by way of nikemag.eBay.com last night. However, before that, Nike auctioned off one pair in person at the Montalban Theatre (Hollywood) for the unveiling event. British rapper Tinie Tempah became the first Nike MAG 2011 owner with a winning bid of $37,500 for the first auction. DJ Charlsey, Tinie’s personal DJ, confirmed Tempah’s win via Twitter.

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    • Shit, I knew it was gonna be a matter if time b4 CLOWS, & BROKE ASS NiGGAZ, would start talking shit! Bout how can some1 pay so much for a shoe, specially if they don’t wear! Come on kids, this is a goddamn foundation !!! It’s goin 2 a great cause, if this rapper or any1 regardless of where theyre from spends what they can, let it be!! More power to them, it’s always the haters that are broke, ignorant, have a sorry ass job, & have no game THAT ALWAYS HATE, or have negative remarks!!!

    • i worked the event. his card was declined. we spent a lot of time searching for the next highest bidder who bid $35K. when i left @ midnight, it still wasn’t sorted out.

    • Yep ima double up on the cements and concords to make up for these.. Even if i could get these i would never spend 37.5G on some shoes rather buy a car

      • Bro that’s the thing ur not only buying shoes u could be the one ppl thank for finding a cure to parc. its not only about shoes its about the foundation I’m not saying that I would drop 37gs on them but I would sure as hell not hesitated to pay a good amount for them sadly I don’t have the money so I won’t but I would have.

  1. ANYONE EVER HEARD OF THIS GUY BEFORE???? NEVER HEARD OF EM
    LOOKS LIKE A BOOTLEG VERSION OF KID CUDI
    ILL ROB THIS CLOWN IF I CATCH EM WITH THEM ON FEET HE LOOKS SOFT
    HES ALSO AN IDIOT FOR PAYIN 37K CUZ NO OTHER PAIR ON EBAY IS GONNA GO FOR ANYWHERE NEAR THAT HIGH, THE HIGHEST PAIRS ARE AT RIHT NOW IS 10 STACKS.?
    SO HE GOT BEAT AND OVER PAID BY A TON SMH … BUT THEN AGAIN HES A BRIT SO WHAT DO YA EXPECT LMAO THEY AINT THE SMARTEST FOLKS?

  2. Well let’s go out on a limb here and say he did it out of the kindness of his heart for Michael J Fox Foundation. Anyone remember the reason behind this auction in the first place, huh? Regardless 37K on a shoe you can’t even wear is dumb and it’s a hideous shoe!

    • No you dip shit he didn’t spend 37,500 he pretty much donated that money and got a pair of shoes out of it he did it for a good cause quit being ignorant u Prolly just hating cause u aint got the money to drop on them.

      • WRONG! this was auctioned of around 11pm and ebay ones started at 8:30pm the auctioneer used the 75k pair going on ebay(we all know it was fake due to shill bidders) as leverage he kept saying “this shoe is going for 75k, he event started the auction at 10 k
        i know its all for a good cause but i think it would have never reached 37k if people knew that it was only going for 8-10k on ebay

        although the particular pair in the event is special due to the fact it came with other goodies(is special platinum case) plus it will be signed by michael J himself

    • they are on ebay at like 5000 right now. ?but you know when it closes it will heat up and i bet it gets up to 10 thou. ??

  3. He payed that much because it was a live auction and it’s always high bids there than say ebay for example. Also he payed that much because the money goes to Michael J. Fox’s foundation so he made a large charity donation and in return got some dope ass kicks.

    • you really think Tinie Tempah, really gives a shit about the Michael J Fox foundation. Come on man, I am glad that the proceeds from these shoes are going to a good cause.?But anybody out there that thinks there aern’t guys just buying them so they can show off how much they?got, get real.?

        • No, Nike could’ve donated money without needing to do all this shit. They got billions. They’re just doing this so they can put it in their tax write-offs lol.

      • Agreed with him u are an idiot if their are 10 pairs of shoes and non of them where even at 10k why would he kept on bidding… Think about it he obviously did it with a purpose.

        • Because he is getting publicity for how much he paid. By the way before you call somebody an idiot check your spelling? “non of them”

      • speak 4urself you obviously dont know how much of good soul that lad is i tell you tinie is not that type of guy hes very genuine & infact hes not even wearing the shoe hes getting it signed by michael himself & shelving it so dont judge when have not a clue what he is like!!

  4. this was not for us regular folks who love sneaks. Its just to raise money for a good cause. Yeah I know their big but dont get caught up in the hype they ARE JUST SHOES.

  5. i have friends with?Parkinsons , so thank you whoever is bidding and donating for a good cause. It honestly dose not matter if the person donating only cares about looking good. if that money is going to making someones life just a little bit better than im for it. besides i can wait a couple more years for power laces LOL :-)

  6. It’s for charity and he’s the first to cop every dollar raised through the auctions is being matched dollar for dollar by some billionaire it’s for a good cause celebs aren’t worried about dropping $ like that especially for something so unique

  7. DAMNNN!!! CRAZY PRICES!!! oh well its a good cause plus you get some nice and highly amticipated sneakers to go along with it as well…but can’t wait to 2015, going to pick me up some MAGS (hopefully) :D haha long as you keep it around 700 and under

  8. Goes to a good cause and since it’s charity can be a tax write off plus he got the first pair. Who cares if he spent a lot, his cash not yours. Go make some money

  9. I wonder why there hiding the fact that one shoe was on there for over $75,000.00 and they took it off and made it private that was the higher bidder why are they hiding those pairs that went way over that price whats really going on here with the lying there doing, we all know the first few minutes they went up there were all pass 40K and 50K why are they showing this guy with only his 37K why they hiding that fact and being so dirty on us??????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  10. It’s for a good cause , people should shut up about how they will never spend xxx amount of money for shoes. GET OVER IT !!!!!!

  11. Quite funny yea. ” A British rapper DONATES 37k to a foundation” and you got the kinds of people out there who have spun up the facts to make it seem like ” a British rapper spends 37k on a pair of Nike sneakers” . I really feel it’s poor choice of wording to present facts in a way which strongly suggest anything but the facts. Try googling British rapper dontes 37k and you get 3 hits then google British rapper spends 37k and you have 3 pages full. Seems to me there’s a mistake yea?

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