Monthly Archives: June 2011

From bars to film stars – rappers that have acted (or that now act full time)

Some rappers are in our speakers and on our TV’s! I thought I’d mention some of their famous films:

Eminem – 8 Mile

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Eminem’s astonishing performance in 8 Mile earned him many prestigious awards. The talented rapper/actor plans to act in the upcoming boxing movie ‘Southpaw‘ due to be released in 2013.

Beanie Sigel – State Property

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State Property was Sigel’s first main acting role. He went on to act in the sequel – State Property 2, but I think the first one cheap ray bans was better!

Ice Cube – Friday

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Everybody loves the ‘Friday‘ series & former (or occasional) rap artist Ice Cube plays the role so well…

Ludacris – Crash

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Ludacris has acted in quite a few roles since the launch of his career. A particularly memorable one was in the movie ‘Crash‘ – (where his brother was paid by Larenz Tate also pictured) Very powerful film!

Ja Rule – The Fast and the Furious

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Rather than a full role,  this was more of a cameo appearance, but it’s acting all the same so hey… *shrugs*

Bow Wow – Greece Like Mike

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Remember when it was “lil” Bow Wow, you know – before he dropped the “lil” part? Remember when you wanted to know everything he was doing?

When you knew all the lyrics to his songs? – Oh and when you thought he was the cutest boy on TV? That’s about the time this film hit the big screen…Bow has since acted & I’ve always thought he was really good…oh yeah Short & I love this film!

Queen Latifah – Bringing Down the House

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One word: Hilarious! Steve Martin & Queen Latifah made such a funny & crazy on screen duo in this movie. I actually think of QL as an actress more than a rapper, kinda like Ice Cube because they act more than anything else now! A definite must see if you like comedies.

50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’

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This was 50 Cent’s acting debut and was well received by movie critics and movie-goers alike…

Ice-T – New Jack City

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You might be used to seeing former DJ/rapper Ice-T on your TV screen on a regular basis these days if you watch Law & Order, however if you know your stuff then you’ll remember 1991 crime thriller  ‘New Jack City‘ where Ice-T played undercover cop Scotty Appleton.

Wow, he’s come a long way since then & acted in many roles too!

Tupac Shakur – Poetic Justice

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This man needs no introduction. He was a beautiful man, a talented rapper, and a natural actor. Above is a still-shot from the movie ‘Poetic Justice‘ in which he co-starred with Janet Jackson.

Will smith Oakleys Outlet – Independence Day

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Most people who know me know how HUGE a fan I am of Will Smith! Talented Will has acted in many many films and released some great music over the years (think Miami, Switch, Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It, Boom! Shake the Room and more…)

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is still one of hockey jerseys the freshest & funniest sitcoms  to have ever aired and now Men in Black 3 is in production! Yay! (Oh yeah – the still shot is from the movie Independence Day).

5 celebrities who’ve said things they’ve later regretted

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Those moments when discount oakley celebrities have the spotlight and commit the worst crime ever actually expressing their real views are usually few & far between.

Every so often, we feel proud because they are saying what everybody else was thinking but was too scared/didn’t Advisory have the opportunity to say, however – other times we simply tweet those three little letters: SMH

I know you want some examples so lets go:

Lupe Fiasco

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Lupe was being interviewed on CBS where there seemed to be a relaxed & chilled vibe, anyway, a few minutes in he was asked a question about terrorism and responded – wholesale football jerseys china making full clear that he felt President Obama was responsible for a lot of it and deeming him “the biggest terrorist […] in the USA” sufficed to say people have reacted strongly to this – you can view the video by clicking here.

Donald Trump

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Again with the Obama bashing? – Trump suggested that the President of the USA was a “bad student” who probably didn’t deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended (these being Columbia & Harvard) this then lead to conspiracy of Obama’s citizenship in the United States & astonishingly, the release of his birth certificate to the public; Cheap Jerseys which proved that he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. The certificate can be viewed by clicking here.

Kanye West

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This time it’s former US President George Bush that’s on the chopping block & unsurprisingly Kanye West is the object of our attention, and the words spoken were related to the natural disaster that oakley sunglasses sale caused great damage to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit the state in 2005.

The then president’s lackluster efforts to help the majority of the victims suffering were heavily frowned upon by West (and MANY others) and it seemed to be an extrememly sad “coincidence” that the victims cheap jerseys wholesale in question were mostly cheap nfl jerseys of African descent (black people).

West, in the middle of a television appeal, let loose stating that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.

Eminem

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Two words? Foolish Pride. Okay now more words discussing the poop-storm that followed the discovery of the song that goes by the title of those first two words.

A young Eminem, hurt after breaking up with his high school sweetheart, finds & dates another girl who goes by the same name as his ex. She even has some similarities to the ex, all except one thing, her race.

Yup – the new girl is black. Anyway, their “relationship” doesn’t work out and (as artists do) Cheap Oakleys Em’ makes a song about his experience.

Everything sounds totally fine until you learn that the song contained lyrics that were considered racially offensive…”black girls are dumb & white girls are good chicks” – Em’ officially apologized & also has a song addressing the situation (Yellow Brick Road) after which people didn’t seem too mad…

Cheryl Cole

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Unlike the above Eminem incident Race that has been forgotten about & seemed like an outburst from a young and frustrated guy that had just been unlucky in love, (c’mon his entire entourage & most of his friends are black!), Cheryl Cole (or is it Cheryl Tweedy again? I’m not sure…) is rumored to have directed a racial slur at a black lavatory attendant throwback jerseys after getting into an altercation where in the public bathroom of a nightclub.

Now I did say rumored, & I wasn’t there so I don’t know the details – but it’s a story that will forever float around the internet and in conversions between people who disagree with the decisions CC (or CT) makes on the X-Factor.

For the original 2003 tabloid news report click here.


There are many more instances of this kind of behavior from celebrities, these ones are just particularly memorable. Feel free to name some more, if you can think of any, in the comments section below…