Lets say for sake of debate they got a $370 tax write off. Wouldn't the "Children of Africa" (the Charity they wore doing the aution for) be better served with the $370 in cash and they (the artists) would get the same write off.
They Auction off a Un Damaged Maybach that would clearly be worth more money for the "Children of Africa"
Or option #2 they don't go out and rack up a $250 thousand dollar bar tab one night and give the $250 "Children of Africa"
Both option 1 and 2 seem a bit better and make way more sence to me but hey what do I know???
Those are far more logical to you and me, but hey ... neither of these guys seem like they're that smart.
I see it as:
Lets make an "Awesome" music video showing off our wealth by destroying this $$$$ car.... then we turn around and look like great guys by "donating it" while we sit back and cut out a LOT of taxes for the year.
... I doubt they give two ****s about Africa -- their two main motivations were:
1. Video being a big seller
2. Looking like "good guys" to the general public
3. Tax break