As cool as most rappers are, some of them have extra corny epic fails under their belts— and the worst offenses tend to be TV commercials. When major companies want some star power, they call upon dope rappers to help shill their products. But sometimes these commercials go left, and with it goes the good reputations of their rapping stars.
Here’s a list of the worst hip hop commercials ever to hit the airwaves.
Nelly for Cheerios
We love Cheerios and everything, but damn.
Redman and Method Man for Right Guard Deodorant
What a funky fail.
Salt ’N’ Pepa for Geico
Ooh baby, baby…
Vanilla Ice for Kraft’s Mac ’N’ Cheese
We can do without the weird old woman turning up.
Snoop Dogg for Hot Pockets
There’s nothing hot about this commercial. Nope, not even with Kate Upton.
Master P for Snickers
What’s does the bling have to do with the treat? We’re so lost.
Warren G for Erectile Dysfunction Pills
This commercial was very HARD to watch.
Juvenile for Appliance Store
M.C Appliance (314-423-9500) 7300 Saint Charles Rock Rd Saint Louis, MO 63133-1758 United States pic.twitter.com/UkkI8joErW
— JUVENILE (@juviethegreat) June 23, 2015
The rapper gave this saw a struggle commercial as a favor over social media. We wonder if he got some free soap afterwards?
Memphis Bleek for Garnier Fruitis
He has no hair, so we doubt he uses these products. Sit down, Bleek.
Busta Rhymes for Toyota
Since when do wagons have swagger?
Dr. Dre for Dr. Pepper
Soda ads are kind of like the blockbusters of TV commercials, and are therefore pretty cool. But the punny nature of this one was as flat as a can of Coke that’s been left out all night. “Get it? He’s a doctor, and it’s Doctor Pepper?” We get it. Hilar-*yawn*-ious.
MC Hammer for KFC
Dancing for fried chicken, though? We can’t understand why you thought this was a smart idea. Thanks for setting black people back 300 years, Hammer.