News: Snoop Dogg & Game Take Opposing Super Bowl Sides, "You Gotta Go W/ The Team W/ The G's On Their Helmet"
Saturday, Feb 5, 2011 10:53AM
With the annual Super Bowl match-up just 24 hours away, West Coast rappers Game and Snoop Dogg have wasted no time revealing who they are rooting for in the Pittsburgh Steelers versus Green Bay Packers showdown.
Although a West Coast bred-rapper, Snoop is rolling with the Steelers.
Big Snoop Dogg is picking Big Ben Roethlisberger's Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLV this Sunday. While Snoop hails from Long Beach, California, he has been a Steelers fan since he was a kid and plans to present the Steelers with a TDK Life on Record 3-Speaker Boombox outfitted with black-and-yellow trimming in honor of his favorite team before the game. In a statement, Snoop said he has always "loved their attitude and the way they played" during their hard-fought games against the Raiders in the '70s and has "been riding with them ever since." (MTV)
Game will go against Snoop's pick by riding with the perceived underdogs.
While the majority seem to be siding with Pittsburgh (not including Lil Wayne, of course), outspoken L.A. rapper the Game is putting all his chips behind the Green Bay Packers. "'Green and yellow, green and yellow,'" the Game told MTV News. "They got the G's on they helmet. You gotta go with the team with the G's on their helmet." (MTV)
In support of the Packers, Lil Wayne has dropped a "Green & Yellow" anthem.
Lil Wayne is clearly a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers football team. So much so, that he's taken "Black and Yellow" -- the Wiz Khalifa-helmed anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers -- and remixed it to a Packers-inspired track titled "Green and Yellow." Perfect timing for Sunday's Super Bowl Game, where the two teams will face off for the NFL championship. (Billboard)
Prior to the Steelers making the Super Bowl, rap newcomer Wiz Khalifa showed off his hometown love by performing his Pittsburgh anthem "Black & Yellow" two weeks ago in the AFC (American Football Conference) Championship.
"It's gonna be crazy man," Wiz promised. "It's gonna be really monumental to see everyone out there. Knowing where I grew up and everyone rockin' in the same place. This is the closest to being a Steeler that I'm gonna get. I've always had that Pittsburgh pride. I just wanted to let people know where I'm from and represent any way I can and what better way than through our colors. I took that hometown pride and put it in a song." (XXL Mag)
Super Bowl XLV kicks off Sunday, February 6th at 6:30 EST
Check out Lil Wayne's "Green & Yellow" below: