Hip-hop and sports go hand in hand, so plenty of rappers are making public predictions of what team they’re rooting for during this weekend’s Super Bowl XLV.
Although Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne are getting the most attention thanks to “Black and Yellow” and “Green and Yellow,” respectively, plenty more acts are chiming in with their opinions. Some artists have simply tweeted their picks, others have turned into momentary sports analysts during interviews, and one even received a customized boombox to showcase his team allegiance.
Big Snoop Dogg is picking Big Ben Roethlisberger’s Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLV this Sunday. While Snoop hails from Long Beach, California, he has been a Steelers fan since he was a kid and plans to present the Steelers with a TDK Life on Record 3-Speaker Boombox outfitted with black-and-yellow trimming in honor of his favorite team before the game. In a statement, Snoop said he has always “loved their attitude and the way they played” during their hard-fought games against the Raiders in the ’70s and has “been riding with them ever since.”
Up-and-coming Mississippi rapper and Def Jam signee Big K.R.I.T. is picking the Steelers because, “They used to being under that pressure.” The New Boys (Ben J and Legacy), who rep Cali like Snoop, are also backing the Steelers. R&B crooner Ray J is riding with the black and yellow too. DJ Khaled reps Miami all day, but with the Dolphins out of the picture, his vote is for a Steelers win.
While the majority seem to be siding with Pittsburgh (not including Lil Wayne, of course), outspoken L.A. rapper the Game is putting all his chips behind the Green Bay Packers. “‘Green and yellow, green and yellow,’” the Game told MTV News. “They got the G’s on they helmet. You gotta go with the team with the G’s on their helmet.”
Whichever team wins, their theme song is already set.
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