With Super Bowl XLVII 24 hours away, hip-hop artists Mac Miller, Pusha T and T.I. already have their picks in the San Francisco 49ers versus Baltimore Ravens match-up.
Although a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Miller said he has no issues with AFC rival Ravens walking away with the SB trophy.
“The Ravens are like our sworn enemies,” Steelers fan — and Pittsburgh native — Mac Miller laughed. “Ray Lewis, you are born in Pittsburgh hating Ray Lewis. The Niners? They had a great season, they deserve the Super Bowl, but if the Niners win, they have just as many Super Bowls as [the Steelers]; and I don’t want the Niners to get that. So I guess I’m cool with having the Ravens win it.” (MTV)
G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T and T.I. are putting their money on Ravens veteran Ray Lewis winning the big game this Sunday.
In fact, most seemed to think that it will be retiring Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis that will help lead the team to victory … and not just with his play on the field. “You know the Baltimore Ravens are gonna win that joint,” Pusha T said. “Ray Lewis is saying he’s going to retire [and] I think he brings a lot of energy to the whole National Football League, and what better way for him to go out?” “He showed that he deserves to be called the champion,” T.I. added. “So I think that’s how he’s going to go out.” (MTV)
Coincidentally, mega producer Dr. Dre is also hoping Lewis’ Ravens pull off the upset.
He’s from California (Compton to be exact) … but Dr. Dre tells TMZ he’s not backing his home state team in the Super Bowl … ’cause he’s a HUGE Ray Lewis fan. Dre was leaving Boa in Hollywood last night when he told us he’ll be supporting the Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 3 when they take on the San Francisco 49ers. “I’m excited for Ray Lewis,” Dre said … “He’s a good guy and I’m a fan of his … I’m wishing the best for him.” (TMZ)
Last month, rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube told SOHH he would love to see Lewis retire on top of the football world.
“I’m going for Ray Lewis. Ray Lewls, that’s who I’m pulling for,” Cube told SOHH. “I’m pulling for him and the Baltimore Ravens. I hope they do it. I’d love to see him go out on top. You know he’s going out on top, if you ask me, but I would love to at least see him play in the Super Bowl. I don’t mind either San Fran or Seattle getting [to the Super Bowl].” (SOHH)