I’ve flown to Melbourne to celebrate the purchase of my first Australian property. I’m incognito while I’m here. No one knows that I’ve come here or that I’ve bought a house here. When you’re as famous as I am, it can be absolutely detrimental for anyone to find out where you are at any given time. Not only is it a massive privacy concern, it can also be dangerous. Even the people who are just die-hard fans can be dangerous, as they get up way too close and personal for it to be safe.
Yesterday I met with my buyer’s advocacy agency. In the Melbourne CBD, there really isn’t much to do, at least not in comparison to L.A. and New York City, so once I had popped into the buyer’s advocate and signed what needed to be signed (including a couple of autographs), I was on my way. I had my driver drive me past the house that I had just purchased and I am very impressed with it. The buyer’s advocate did an excellent job finding this property for me. I was always going to win the bidding, due to the sheer amount of money that I own, but she did a great job on the ground making sure the property fit my portfolio.
Now that I’ve explored the area, I think I might make this my place of residence when I’m in Melbourne. I will tour here in about a year for my next album release and this will be where I stay. I’ll have it decorated so that it feels like my other properties in America. It’ll be very easy to stay here going forward.
I’ve asked the buyer’s advocate servicing Brighton (who I worked with for the purchase of this Melbourne property) to put me in contact with a buyer’s advocate in Perth. I assume they would know their equivalent in Perth. Australia is a tiny place. I mean… what’s the population? 26 million or something? Australia may as well be a small country town.