A lot of celebrities try to go from end of the business to the other and sometimes it works out very good for them but most times it just doesn’t make sense and totally flops. The Frisky have come up with 13 celebrities who have tried to cross over into the rap game and have failed miserably. Here is 10 of those 13, to see the full list head over to The Frisky .
In 2009, Spencer dropped his first single, “I’m a Celebrity,” and started going by the name The Great White. I guess adding “shark” would have been redundant? The song featured lyrics like, “I’m a celebrity/ Five star everything/ My money is attached to me/ Just like my wedding ring.” Ahh, what a difference two years makes.
We weren’t sure what to think when Joaquin announced that he was quitting acting to become a rapper and decided to ditch his razor for, oh, about 365 days. Luckily, we now know that this was all a ruse for a documentary called “I’m Still Here.” Because we don’t think his lyrical flow would have taken him so far.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada seems sweet, but beneath that petite exterior beats the heart of a heavy metal rapper. Hey, that’s what marrying Will Smith and having three kids would do to any woman. In 2005, she became the front woman for a rap/metal band called Wicked Wisdom. Here they are performing “Something Inside of Me.”
In 1984, Mr. T released the song “Treat Your Mother Right.” Kids, you can insult the crap out of each other, but he pities the fool who makes a yo’ momma joke. Apparently, Ice-T arranged this track?
Brian Austin Green
We’re still not exactly sure why the makers of “Beverly Hills, 90210” were so insistent on showcasing Brian Austin Green’s vocal and dance skillz on the show. But hey, it brought us incredible moments like this one. I would bet money that Brian himself wrote this song, because in 1996 he released a rap album called One Stop Carnival. Let’s just say the critics didn’t like it as much as they love Brenda’s socks in this video.
WWE wrester John Cena liked to drop beats in and out of the ring. In this video for “FU Rap,” he puts the verbal smackdown on Brock Lesnar. For a wrestler, this dude hasn’t got all the sense knocked out of him—he’s kind of a poet. Check out this rhyme: “I’m rockin’ Play Station 2, you can’t figure out Atari.” Oh, snap!
This face might not be instantly recognizable to you—but this is Chet Haze, aka Tom Hank’s 20-year-old son. A Northwestern student, he did this collegiate-themed take on a Wiz Khalifa track and earned quite a few fans. “It’s not the typical for a hip-hop artist,” he said, when asked about his background. “But it’s 2011. The nature of hip-hop has changed so much the last few years. Nowadays artists come from all walks of life. Everyone has their own story to tell.” He is apparently halfway through making his EP.
I had a crush on David Faustino back in the “Married With Children” days. His shining moment of glory on the show was when he transformed into “Grandmaster B,” Bud Bundy’s rapper alter ego. But like Brian Austin Green, David tried to bring his rapping into real life. In 1992, he released Balistyx and made this video for “I Told Ya.” Oh dear—the earrings.
Porn star Ron Jeremy’s “Freak of the Week” actually managed to find a spot on the Billboard chart. The video features oodles of girls in thongs—plus John Wyane Bobbitt and Joey Buttafuoco. Man, the ‘90s were scary.
Mel wants to teach you a history lesson. Back in 1983, the writer/director/producer recorded this number about Hitler, featuring shirtless, dancing Nazis and scantily clad backup singers. I guess he was trying to rehash the “Springtime for Hitler” climax of “The Producers?” This was all for his movie “To Be or Not to Be.” Luckily, his rapping career never was.
I really wish celebrities would stick to the things they are good at instead of doing anything to make a bit of money. Although all of these do bring me a bit of amusement.
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