BOYCOTT! Like Rick Ross, These Product-Endorsing Artists Have Said Vile Things
Yesterday activists protested Reebok's flagship store to put pressure on the company to cut its ties with rapper Rick Ross, who recently ... well you already know this story. Whether or not the more than 71,000 signatures collected to get Ross fired will work remains to be seen, but Big Corporations don't typically hold up to this kind of outcry very well. Bill O'Reilly lead an outraged middle America to fire Ludacris back in the day for what O'Reilly considered lyrics glorifying drinking and driving. And, of course, who can forget the time the Caveman was fired from Geico for his song making light of arson?
The point is, protests and boycotts often work. Which got us thinking: What other famous product-endorsing artists have said something terrible? Turns out, quite a few. BOYCOTT!
Companies He Endorses: Vitamin Water, Coca-Cola, and Reebok (Double Boycott!)
Vitamin Water may be delicious, but 50 Cent's lyrics aren't. Boycott!
Terrible Things He's Said:
"Ayo the bottom line is I'm a crook with a deal/If my record don't sell I'ma rob and steal." ("How to Rob," 1999)
"Man this ho you can have her/when I'm done I ain't gonna keep her/Man, bitches come and go/every nigga pimpin' know." ("P.I.M.P.," 2003)
"Look I don't have time to blow wit' a bitch shootin' the shit/ Now maybe you can loosen up and let me go to work/so I can whisper in your ear while pullin' down your skirt." ("First Date," 2012)
See also: How to Stop Masturbating to 50 Cent