Did anyone else keep SportsCenter on last night to see some Swaggy P post-game interviews and be rewarded with not only that, but also Nicki Minaj?
Yeah, Nicki joined Kenny Mayne last night to talk some football, her crush on Allen Iverson, and continue the promo for The Pinkprint. She officially debuted “Win Again” on the show, probably her most fitting song off the album for sports. Watch below, ICYMI.
Lil Wayne took over ESPN today, taking a small break from the Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour to talk some sports… and OH, also freestyle over the SportsCenter theme. A true freestyle too — not long, only about 30 seconds, but pretty fresh given the context. Weezy raps about his attire, name-drops the teams he’s rooting for, and ends it all with a fresh, timely punchline. I’ll let it surprise you as it did me.
Wayne also joined Skip, Stephen A., and Cari Champion for a debate on First Take. This is always fun when they bring rappers (or Kevin Hart) on set to talk about the NBA and NFL. In the first video, Wayne makes some bold claims like calling Mario Chalmers “a beast” and Aaron Rodgers the best quarterback in the NFL. The talk continues about the Lakers and Drake & the Raptors in part 2. Enjoyable viewings for any sports fan who may have missed it this morning.
Baseball’s biggest superstar Derek Jeter is in the midst of his farewell tour this season and it’ll hit its apex so far in these next couple of days as the baseball season hits its halfway point with the All Star Game in Minnesota. Perfect time for Jordan Brand to honor its athlete as they bring together some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to tip their cap to the Yankees shortstop. Literally. There’s more hat tips in this commercial than I give out per week here on Gowhere, ha.
Among the stars in the commercial: (starting in the hip hop world) Jay Z, Action Bronson, then ya got Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson & Jeanie Buss, past Yankees legends like Mariano Rivera and Joe Torre, and even Michael Jordan himself. Really well-done spot that deserves a hat tip itself. Enjoy above as well as the All-Star festivities that I’m actually looking forward to for the first time in awhile.
BONUS: Another baseball x music commercial that dropped today is SportsCenter’s new one starring Metallica. These don’t get old, only more funny.