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    66 Comments     Thursday, January 8th, 2009

    The 8 Worst Performances by Rappers in Movies

    Eight MCs who proved their true talents lie behind the mic.

    8. Will Smith, The Legend of Bagger Vance

    How Bad Is It? In this Depression-era golf drama, the Fresh Prince adopts a hideous Southern accent, only to dish out sage like advice lifted from a fortune cookie. After this debacle, Big Will never played second fiddle again.

    Worst Line? “I always felt a man’s grip on his club is just like a man’s grip on his world.”

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    66 Responses to “The 8 Worst Performances by Rappers in Movies”

    01.8.09 at 7:42 pm

    ucp says:
    master p’s performance was horrible. that’s the first time i ever seen anything from this movie. i wasn’t missing out on anything.

    01.8.09 at 10:13 pm

    Shaolin Soldier says:
    yo belly is one of my favorite movies…. i dont dont like how nas name on this list… that movie was poppin when i first saw it

    01.9.09 at 1:04 am

    Mint says:

    01.9.09 at 2:31 am

    Bless says:
    i disagree with Belly what else was Nas’s character supposed to do! blame the writer(s)

    01.9.09 at 11:16 am

    stoneyisland says:
    Belly was a commercial flop, meaning all these so call street thugs didnt support it. The acting and I use that term loosely was a joke, hell I seen better acting on seseame street

    01.9.09 at 1:05 pm

    mohop says:
    ja rule is the worst, belly is wack , nasir is wack, stupid fake critics

    01.9.09 at 3:22 pm

    jollyrench says:
    How was Cam’ron’s performance in “Killa Season” absent from this list?

    01.9.09 at 7:19 pm

    Stratford Lex says:
    Paid in full Cam’ron was a classic performance, i couldnt believe Killa Season was the same person

    01.9.09 at 10:49 pm

    jayanderson says:
    Y’all forgot about 50 Cent in Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Yeah but P was HORRIBLE. his movies suck grits. but at least the movie did sell. lol

    01.9.09 at 11:21 pm

    iLL says:
    I think Nas’s character was supposed to be dry like that.Dmx’s character was the wild loose canon while Nas was the laid back one. I dug Belly even though alot of hip hop purist didnt care for it.

    01.10.09 at 3:49 am

    Kid Video says:
    Dr. Dre should be on the list for every movie he ever “acted” in.
    Set it Off
    The Wash
    Training Day “Yo Dre, stick to producin’”
    Ice Cube- No Vasaline

    01.10.09 at 5:32 am

    OG_912 says:
    Yall arent goin 2 sit here and tell me Ja rule Half past dead or any ja rule movies are better acted out by him then Nas as Sincere yall crazy, wut about Fab on 1 of dem Scary Movie shits. Yall choose fuckin Belly, over them fuckin Bow Wow and Nick Cannon movies, come the fuck on, i know some people might not like Belly, but u think the lead actin in Like Mike or Fast and the Furious 3 is better than Belly. Kill Yaself!

    01.10.09 at 5:48 am

    OG_912 says:
    Oh yea the Will Smith shit is bogus 2, i dont like the bagger vance shit really either, but above his entry says “Eight MCs who proved their true talents lie behind the mic.” WTF? this nigga is a blockbuster powerhouse that overbrook ent. shit is poppin i think the nigga has the most consecutive 100+ million grossing films, that shit is real contradictory, and there is was way way worse rapper actor performances, like David Banner on Black Snake Moan, come on he a dealer protectin a white girl with supernymphosia (my word bitches! copyrighted, u know R wit the circle ’round it nigga.) who made this list? a white guy who just like looked at these movies only. for some reason i am really pissed about this list. but its cool im bout 2 roll one up and it want matter soon.

    01.10.09 at 7:12 am

    drox says:
    @ kid Video
    yo what’s up wit no Vaseline? u mean the track no Vaseline??? & dre wasnt that bad on training day (not hollywood good but still watchable!) But the wash was jus plain disaster (funny when u’re hi but painful if u’re sober!)

    01.10.09 at 7:22 am

    tony grand$ says:
    Ice Cube in “Higher Learning” was dog piss. Hell, Too $hort’s character in “Menace to Society”, straight garbage pail. Snoop in “Baby Boy” was void of any acting skill. Even Red & Meth in “How high” was unsavory.
    Attn rappers that wanna turn actors;
    Go buy Juice, Poetic Justic, Above The Rim, & Gridlock’d & allow Pac to show yall what it do.

    01.10.09 at 8:36 am

    SCRAPZ says:
    P was just shit

    01.10.09 at 3:44 pm

    Um...no you didnt! says:
    Incredible. Reading the comments turned me racist. Thanks morons. The personea you extrude through word, comes off as posers. Keep up your front, I mean, what else do you gots? Right? Yo yo yo, nigga$ gotta rol! Keep keeping yourselves down and play the blame game.

    01.10.09 at 7:50 pm

    livebackwards says:
    This list isn’t fair. If Master P was going to be included at all (meaning if we’re judging his sorry-ass productions to count as “movies”), then he should definitely be in spots 2-10, too. Put up the clip where he’s screaming to nobody while he slaps a chair with a belt. Best monologue ever.

    01.10.09 at 7:58 pm

    Tha TRUTH says:
    @ OG Did you watch the clip of Nas? He’s one of the most wooden actors ever on screen. Say what you will about Nick CAnnon or Bow Wow, but at least they have a little charisma. Nas just plain can’t act and deserves his spot at number 2.

    01.10.09 at 9:16 pm

    Hip-Hop says:
    Nas acting ability is far from the best but IMO Belly is a poor decision to see why. It was jus like his cameo in “In Too Deep” even tho he did better. Nas had a role in which all he need was to be himself. What more did X have that he didn’t? thats a role in which he could jus do Nas.

    01.11.09 at 11:45 am

    Siva says:
    wtf is he talking about how was will smith horrible in bagger vance you must be out your mind, it wasn’t great but it was solid nothing unbearable

    01.11.09 at 5:04 pm

    Curtis75Black says:
    If you’re gonna put Uncle L on the list, pick a better movie like that wack ass “Rollerball”. “Deep Blue Sea” was the shit.

    01.11.09 at 5:30 pm

    Ben D. says:
    China Strike Force Starring Coolio http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266408/

    01.11.09 at 6:46 pm

    hardwhite says:
    belly is a classic!! i cant stand when people hate. nas did his thing! and if you dont blow that good then u aint got bizness watchin and rating belly!

    01.11.09 at 6:47 pm

    Seriously how’d you leave Snoop in Bones.. Worse movie ever made hands down!!!!! Zombie Pimpin

    01.11.09 at 9:19 pm

    silversoul46 says:
    I never even heard of the Master P movie

    01.11.09 at 10:32 pm

    Keyboard K says:
    Leprechaun 3 is the shit!

    01.11.09 at 10:59 pm

    pdiddy hater says:
    You forgot pdiddy and rasin in the sun why? because he just sucks in general!

    01.12.09 at 1:10 am

    dark vanilla says:
    I’m surprised they don’t mention 50′s performance in “Get Rich or Die Tryin” or Ja Rule’s even worse performance in “Half Past Dead”

    01.12.09 at 7:01 pm

    Qiana M says:
    Yea I don’t know how Snoop didn’t make this list.Ludacris in 2 Fast 2 Furious was the only thing watchable about the whole move and Nas was just acting the role. What about State Property?If you going off acting skills by rappers in general then hell the majority of rappers and their movies would be on this list. Dre in Carwash, Snoop in Soul Plane and the list goes on

    01.12.09 at 9:10 pm

    ox150 says:
    you serious belly? lol get tha fuck outta here…none y’all know what y’all tawkin ’bout

    01.12.09 at 11:18 pm

    paychexx says:
    man yall forgot cash money in baller blockin, that shit funny for all the wrong reason silk the shocker is worst than p, hot boyz? mobb deep in they own movie.

    01.12.09 at 11:58 pm

    paychexx says:
    snoop was funny as hell in soul plane, esp when he died that shit was funny as hell

    01.12.09 at 11:59 pm

    paychexx says:
    pras was even then ja in that one movie where pras played “gasp” a rapper

    01.13.09 at 3:51 am

    turby says:
    Anything with Ice Cube is terrible

    01.13.09 at 12:48 pm

    gentelamn says:

    01.14.09 at 12:19 pm

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    01.14.09 at 6:08 pm

    the ghost says:
    thast fuck’d up yal tlking about nas like that,haterade drinking bitches

    01.20.09 at 1:14 am

    bankhead87 says:
    i agree luda is a terrible actor stick to the studio homie

    01.20.09 at 2:42 pm

    frky says:
    The individual who elected Will Smith for his role in Bagger Vance should not have their opinion printed.

    01.20.09 at 2:44 pm

    frky says:
    Hey, these individuals are trying to widen their horizons. They are seeking longevity in performing. All actors, seasoned or not, have bad performances. These guys were unseasoned actors, their efforts, however menial, should be appreciated and encouraged.

    01.20.09 at 2:52 pm

    frky sucks says:
    stop talking shit frky. you sound like a dumb ass

    01.22.09 at 6:43 am

    Lifternine says:
    Will Smith is a rapper?

    01.24.09 at 2:11 am

    Alienkid says:
    I can’t believe that DMX in any of his movies weren’t on here

    01.25.09 at 9:38 am

    Biz says:
    Will Smith is showing up too often in a movies that would be good otherwise. It is a pity to see a movies like I Am Legend to be ruined by Will Smith.

    02.4.09 at 7:07 pm

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    02.23.09 at 6:26 am

    meloo says:
    how could you forget Shaq in Kaazam? he did have a stint as a rapper…

    02.24.09 at 6:01 am

    fichens!!! says:
    You have to be kidding me!!! Ice Cube’s performance in xXx: State of the Union should be at number 1! Seriously! I’ve never seen a tough black guy suck at acting like a tough black guy. I think the “are we there yet” movies sucked his testosterone dry.

    02.26.09 at 11:05 pm

    Broox says:
    What about Ice-T in Tank Girl he plays a kangaroo for crying out loud.

    02.26.09 at 11:14 pm

    Las Vegas Coupons says:
    this list sucks. this mag sucks. buried from digg.

    02.26.09 at 11:48 pm

    JB says:
    Are we trying to say Will Smith is a bad actor here? If so, walk away.
    So an agent or director slipped, forgive and forget. But I would not put him on the same level as Ice Cube and Nas (when it comes to acting.)
    I can also flip that and say Will Smith doesn’t come close to the level of Ice Cube and Nas when it comes to the music biz.

    02.27.09 at 1:13 am

    Jay says:
    Ice-T is epic in Lep in Da Hood. I love that shit!

    02.27.09 at 12:01 pm

    V1z1on says:
    If you blame the writers for Belly, and not the acting, you still have to blame Nas cuz he wrote the fucking movie – but yeah, there should have been at least one ice cube mention, Friday excluded of course

    02.27.09 at 12:12 pm

    Really?! says:
    Yeah, because the one magazine that knows about great acting is a magazine that exploits black woman!

    02.27.09 at 1:50 pm

    Will says:
    Screw that Belly was a sick movie, I think that monotone delivery was exactly what they were going for. That movie wouldent be that movie if some one else had of play Nas’s character.

    02.27.09 at 8:42 pm

    Dave says:
    For an even shorter list, you could do a list of GOOD performances by rappers.

    02.28.09 at 5:11 pm

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    09.3.10 at 7:03 pm

    CandyGurl says:
    I can agree with list except for Nas. The perception of bad acting wasn’t Nas’ fault… it was the writers & editors of the film. Apparently the director’s cut of Belly is about 3 hours long, but it was edited to 1.5 hours to please the studio executives. A large part of the edited 1.5 hours includes the story of the enlightenment and maturation of Nas’ character. We never see that.

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    10.7.12 at 8:58 pm

    matty d says:
    Belly was the shit, but yes Nas was the weak link. Tupac: always bomb. In the studio, on stage or on screen, period. Will Smith was always more actor than rapper and has the box office receipts to prove it. Don’t hate him cuz ain’t him. Redman killed it in How High, it was Method Man who didn’t bring it. Silk the Shocker was just lost in Hot Boyz. Snoop was cool in Baby Boy cuz he was a villain for once. People didn’t like him cuz they want chill, dank flaming snoop from every other movie he’s in. But forget all that. The single worst acting performance by a rapper was Naughty by Nature’s Treach in Jason’s Lyric. The man had no prescence and delivered a completely unforgettable performance. Case closed. Next question.




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