Athletes and entertainers exist in a similar stratosphere of private jets and seemingly indespensable wealth. So it probably shouldn’t be shocking that so many prominent athletes, from all sports, have dabbled in singing and rapping. You would think people that have reached such a lofty perch in their given fields would be more than happy with all of the money and adulation, but actually I think the fame and an inner circle of yes men gives these guys the gaul to embarrass themselves with a microphone.
This is a dubious list. They are numbered but remember people that they aren’t ranked. All of them are equally wretched in their own way. To the list:
1. Carl Lewis:
This pathetic rendition of our National Anthem completely erased the 9 gold medals he won for the US of A. In fact I’m glad Ben Johnson cheated by using steroids to beat Carl. My only regret is that he got caught. And look at Carl’s suit. He makes Craig Sager look like James Bond with that Red suit jacket and Ronald McDonald yellow button up shirt.
2. Manny Pacquiao:
Manny is a living legend for what he has done in the ring over his incredible career. But my lord he needs Bob Arum, Freddie Roach or one of the 37 members of his entourage to tell him to stop singing. Part of me really thinks Manny thinks he is a legit singer. In his mind he is a boxer/congressman/Filipino Luther Vandross. Manny, please just stop. No really.
3. Deion Sanders aka Prime Time:
Long before he found the Lord Deion was as shallow as a Kardashian family poetry night. He was like a cheesy street hustler character straight out of professional wrestling. Peep the Jheri curl fade, along with the suit with no shirt look that Jodeci would later copy. Deion was always a trendsetter. The most amazing thing about this lyrical debauchery is that Michael Irvin is no where to be found. Amazing to think that Irvin, not Sanders was wise enough to know his limits.
4. Floyd Mayweather Jr AKA Money May:
Shocking that a guy who nicknamed himself money decided to make a materialistic rap video isn’t it? I mean, who didn’t see this coming. Sadly, if Floyd was from down south he’d be in the top 5:
5. Chris Webber ft. Kurupt:
While C Webb is a pitiful rapper, he is a legit producer. No really. Check the album notes on Nas’s last couple of albums, and you will see Chris’s name there in the credits. Then again he is from Detroit, a city who’s overall contribution to music is unparralleled, so him having a musical background shouldn’t really surprise you. The funniest thing about this video is Chris is just too damn tall to be a rapper. Kurupt looks like his son.
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