Diddy & Ciroc To Pick up the Cab Fare on New Year’s Eve

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Diddy and Ciroc are offering up free cab rides on New Year’s Eve:

Rap impresario and vodka pitchman Sean (Diddy) Combs wants New Yorkers to party on New Year’s Eve, so he’s offering to pay for the cab-fare to help tipsy revelers get home safe.

The hip-hop honcho and Ciroc premium vodka will announce Tuesday they are teaming up with the city Taxi & Limousine Commission to give away thousands of free cab rides to ring in 2009.

“New York is the world’s most iconic New Year’s Eve city, so let’s lead by example and show everyone that a sophisticated holiday celebration doesn’t just end when the ball drops, but when everyone gets home safely,” Combs said.

Thousands of $15 debit cards that can be redeemed for single taxi rides will be handed out by Ciroc street teams in Times Square and in Chelsea beginning at 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

The cards will be doled out until 3 a.m. New Year’s Day, or until the supply runs out.

Damn, Diddy and Ciroc are really going after that New Year’s ball hard with the milli they put up and now this. Hmmm…do ya’ll think they would give the same type of effort and stacks to help inner city kids get the best education possible?

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  • Ermy Erm (Chitown til it go DOWN, even though its cold as FUGGIES outside!)

    ILK he is so unattractive!!

  • KC

    I wanna hate on Diddy so much, but this is a marketing genius. Free cab rides? Everybody got a bailout plan now. SMH

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re

    I think that’s a great idea. Give pilfered folks a ride home….

  • Ermy Erm (Chitown til it go DOWN, even though its cold as FUGGIES outside!)

    Ok, now that I’m over the shock of his face…Diddy does good things with his money from time to time. Cant hate on that, but he is still a arrogant, unattractive, attention hungry fella.

  • Vee (its Bossladee if u nasty)

    Hey Y’all! I agree: Diddy is annoying but he’s a smart businessman and he’s about that paper! Now if he could just carry his ass to the dentist.

  • GoodNook

    No matter what people have to say about him he is always doing something benefitial. He can be a nice guy, Even if it is to premote Ciroc, he still didn’t have to do it.

  • grillfixer

    Had 2 do sumthin, cause they sure azz hell wern’t goin 2 get the ball!!! Brush n Floss!!!

  • v-fromRock

    Anything to promote is liquior. I wouldn’t put it pass him to offer Ciroc to passenger on the ride home.

  • spinner 22

    I think Diddy should run a ad agency seriously this brotha knows how to seel some sht lol

  • Baby Girl

    I wont be walking over to get any tickets but i know some ppl who will need it cause they gonna be plastered and in dier need of a cab ride go didddyyyyyyyyy!

  • dayg715

    diddy is asshole of the century, but real talk, the man is indeed a marketing genius who is for the people, and he does his good deeds in the biggest and most beneficial way, however few and far between they may be. i don’t ever see Camel or bugs monkey doing things like this for the people. so Diddy definitely gets props for this.

  • PhillyGrownWoman

    imma buy some ciroc for new years eve… i luv diddy

  • TJ

    oh, please, the NYC trains and buses are ALWAYS free after midnight on new years’ eve EVERY year. Diddy is doing this for the money and the publicity, not for the people. sorry, i can see right through this marketing scam.

  • Lady J

    diddy is a great man… african american, entrepreneur, rich, acheived the american dream, hard worker…. don’t hate. most of us will acheive .001% success of our life time compared to what diddy has accomplished in his short life time…don’t hate; congratulate

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    I say good job Piffy!!

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    don’t hate; congratulate…

    Hey the 90’s called they want they phrase back….

    IM SORRY LADY J…I HAD TO SAY IT….

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  • PhillyGrownWoman

    take that, take that!!!!!

  • Cubicle 475.18

    Please, he didn’t come up with this idea. Marketing people who work for the liqour distributor behind Ciroc did. He is a well-dressed coon. Don’t be fooled!

  • PhillyGrownWoman

    stop talking about my diddy 🙂

  • Creole Baby isa Cash Money Stunna on his 14th Summa

    ^^ who is this guy? ^^

  • kenya

    I don’t care what anyone says, he’s a true hustler, and you have to give it to him. he may be an opportunistic ego maniac, but this move could save someone’s life on New Years. Good move diddums!

  • kenya

    @ TJ

    oh, please, the NYC trains and buses are ALWAYS free after midnight on new years’ eve EVERY year. Diddy is doing this for the money and the publicity, not for the people. sorry, i can see right through this marketing scam.

    free bus and train rides can’t compare to free taxi rides, yes it’s marketing, but it’s marketing that is a win/win

    new yorkers get their drunk behinds home in the comfort of a cab…that means no waiting for the bus or train, and being able to be driven right to the front door. so tell me, which one would you rather take? leave diddy alone, i believe that he’s a good dude.

  • Make sure yo feet is on that plastic!

    now thats what im talking about!!

    thanks diddy

    i hate the buses.

  • Voice of Reason

    This is a stroke of marketing genius. Good for Diddy and Ciroc for making a positive contribution to New Yorkers that is also aligned with the company’s business – get drunk on Ciroc and get a free cab ride home. What does the education of inner city schoolchildren have to do with anything? That’s the responsibility of the government (using our tax dollars) not the job of a liquor company.

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