NLE Choppa is clearing the air on recent rumors.
According to TMZ, Choppa’s latest single, “Mo Up Front,” was supposed to play in a commercial accompanying Powerade’s “What 50% More Means” campaign, which heavily featured Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. The commercials was reportedly set to air during the NCAA March Madness.
However, the commercial was reportedly pulled after Morant shared a video of him waving a gun on Instagram live.
Despite the whole ordeal, TMZ is reporting that he and Morant still maintain a close relationship. Today (March 18), Choppa took to his Instagram story to address previous reports that he had lost the deal with Powerade.
According to the Memphis rapper, the commercial was, in fact, not pulled, but actually redone.
“Ja ain’t block a blessing,” Choppa said, “what’s meant to shine will shine. The commercial was recreated and is live now.”
He continued, offering words of support for Morant.
“He’s all good and is still learning,” he said, “he’ll come back better than before.”
Next month, Choppa will release his much-anticipated album, Cottonwood 2, which will feature “Mo Up Front,” “Champions,” and the Rose Royce-sampling “Do It Again.”
Cottonwood 2 is out 4/14 via Warner Records. Find more information here.
NLE Choppa is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.
Even though we were told quite a few times that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s appearance on Better Call Saul’s final season would really be the last time we saw the duo, that wasn’t fully true. The pair starred in a Super Bowl commercial for PopCorners, the number one last-minute snack for when all of the Doritos have been bought and you’re running late to your friend’s house. But it turns out that even that wouldn’t be the last time we saw Bryan Cranson and Aaron Paul reprise their iconic roles, as PopCorners has released an extended cut of their new Super Bowl ad.
In the extended ad, Walter White confidently exclaims that he is the One Who Snacks while sitting on a throne of PopCorners bags which is much better than the alternative. It seems like PopCorners pair perfectly with some Dos Hombres mezcal!
The ad was written and directed by series co-creator Vince Gilligan, meaning it is technically in the universe, though it would have been better if Bob Odenkirk showed up.
Ahead of the release, Paul said in a statement that they were excited to bring the gang back together. “There’s nothing better than getting to revive characters who mean so much to us, surrounded by so many of our original cast and crew members, for the most exciting sports event of the year. ” There is still time for a rock candy company to swoop in for a partnership for next year’s big game, though time is running out! Maybe this will actually be the last time we see them. But who knows? We’ve been lied to before.
Check out the extended cut above.
WHOPPER WHOPPER WHOPPER WHOPPER WHOPPER.
If that’s not ringing any bells, you have not been watching the NFL playoffs. It’s the one time a year people actually watch live TV, which means it’s the one time a year people are subjected to commercials. The new “Fish McBites” — an annoying and annoyingly catchy earworm that you’ll be humming on your death bed — is a jingle for Burger King in which a singer repeats the word “Whopper” approximately 47 times before informing viewers that at BK, you can have it your way. YOU RULE. (Yes, there’s a Genius page.)
The song is part of a larger campaign that Burger King spent $400 million on, “$150 million on advertising and digital channels, and $250 million on technology and physical restaurant upgrades,” according to QSR magazine. In a a statement, Tom O’Keefe, the CEO of advertising agency OKRP, said, “Let’s face it, the song is irresistible, whether or not you remember the old jingle — we’re hoping it’ll be the earworm you can’t shake off.”
Keep Taylor Swift out of it, buddy.
In one way, the Burger King ad is a success: people are talking about it. In another way, though, those same people are being slowly driven insane.
Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by that Burger King Whopper commercial ✋
— Syd (@syd_the_catfish) January 13, 2023
Just caught myself saying “whopper whopper whopper whopper” for the third time today, send help
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) January 12, 2023
Me: watching some playoff football
My brain: WHOPPER WHOPPER WHOPPER WHOPPER JUNIOR DOUBLE TRIPLE WHOPPER
— Sam Jeske (@Sam_Jeske) January 17, 2023
I am starting a movement to boycott Burger King until they take the Whopper commercial off the air
— Kendra Middleton (@KenniMiddleton) January 4, 2023
*Rihanna descends from the sky*
*lands on Super Bowl halftime stage*
*grabs mic, looks into the camera*
“whopper whopper whopper whopper”
— Danny Heifetz (@Danny_Heifetz) January 23, 2023
The jazz version is nice, though.
As is the Daft Punk remix.
It’s unclear who sings the song, but it’s not Sam Richardson.
That is not me singing that Burger King commercial. Thank you.
— Sam Richardson (@SamRichardson) January 5, 2023
You know what the worst part of all this is? I’m suddenly craving an Impossible WHOPPER WHOPPER WHOPPER. Don Draper would be proud.
Last year, Anitta broke many records thanks to the success of her global hit “Envolver.” In her new commercial for Lay’s that was released yesterday (January 17), the Brazilian superstar helped shatter another Guinness World Record.
Anitta’s new commercial with Lay’s features a remix of “Envolver” that was recorded in a studio, which was powered by the electricity from over 6,000 potatoes. Lay’s and Anitta set a Guinness World Record for the feat that was described in a press release release as “never-been-done-before.” Anitta’s “Beat Of Joy” commercial with the “Envolver” remix is a part of the potato chip brand’s “Stay Golden” campaign.
“As I continue to grow as an artist and a person, I do my best to focus on the positive and choose joy in every situation – to Stay Golden,” said Anitta in a statement. “This campaign captures that feeling that brings together all my passions and reflects the mindset I have in life at this moment. I hope it inspires fans to create joy and radiate that positivity every day.”
The campaign was also translated in Spanish to “Sigue Brillando.” Like the voceteo cars in the commercial, fans have a chance to win a voceteo kit signed by Anitta. By commenting with #StayGolden on the official Instagram or Twitter for Lay’s, they will be entered into the contest.
Last month, Anitta was named with BTS, Taylor Swift, Adele, and Harry Styles as Iconic Record Breakers by Guinness World Records. Thanks to her breakthrough single “Envolver,” she broke two records. On March 24, she was recognized for becoming the first solo Latin artist to reach No. 1 on Spotify. On August 28, she was later recognized as the first female solo artist to win Best Latin at the MTV Video Music Awards. Both records were broken by “Envolver.”
Guenther Steiner has confirmed Gene Haas is not interested in selling his team to any interested buyers, especially now that owning a team is “hot property”.
The popularity of Formula 1 has increased significantly in the period since Haas joined the grid in 2016, with the entertainment on track and the release of Netflix’s Drive to Survive helping cultivate a new audience for the sport.
Combined with the new cost cap era in Formula 1, limits on team spending are now in place to try and curb unlimited amounts of money being poured into car development on grounds of both competitive fairness and financial stability.
Prospective team owner Michael Andretti has been vocal about his multiple attempts to try and purchase an existing team in the past, with the former Formula 1 driver previously claiming he has tried to contact Gene Haas “millions of times” about buying the team – though his advances have been rejected.
Andretti remains committed to trying to get onto the grid in future, be it through buying one of the existing teams or creating a new constructor to do so – though senior figures in Formula 1 remain largely against the notion of adding another team to the grid.
Though he admitted Haas might have been open to selling his team in the not-too-distant past, Steiner said this is not the case now, and he also confirmed the team had not been in talks with Audi before their entry into the sport was confirmed.
“Not since F1 teams have become hot property,” Steiner told the Beyond The Grid podcast when asked if Haas would consider selling to Andretti or other interested buyers.
“Obviously, if you may have asked him in 2019, or 2020, when the pandemic hit, maybe it would be a different opinion.
“But in 2020, nobody wanted to buy a team. They all came afterwards. You know, it’s always the same old story. When everything is successful, everybody has got great ideas.
“But what do you have to say, Gene invested in the team, we started in 2014, obviously, we went racing the first time [in] 2016 when F1 teams were not hot property.
“In 2017 or ’18, I think it was you could buy one team for a pound and nobody bought it, you know, and now they’re all ‘I want the team’, but because now they’re worth a lot of money.
“If you could get our team for one pound, I think you find millions of buyers, but five years ago, think about it, you couldn’t find anybody who bought it, you know, so the world has changed. So the question, would he sell now? No.”
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Danny DeVito is a man of extremes. On one hand, he hates all the crap Trump’s right-leaning Supreme Court did early in the summer. On the other, he loves the new (and shocking, to some) animated show he does with his daughter so much, he went off a delightfully bizarre Twitter tear. The actor and filmmaker also loves hoagies. Who doesn’t?! Hoagies are great. He likes the delicious/unhealthy sandwiches so much he’s shilling for one of the better hoagie chains.
On Monday, DeVito revealed he’s cut an ad for Jersey Mike’s, the chain that leans more into the unhealthy end of hoagie-dom. Where Subway claims you can actually lose weight by eating their hoags, Jersey Mike’s goes all-in on such fattening meats like pepperoni, cappacuolo, and prosciuttini. They’ll even throw some hoagie relish on there, which is probably not great for your blood pressure either.
Anyway, the ad finds DeVito completely freaking out over his freshly-prepared hoagie, making goo-goo faces, licking his lips, pacing back and forth through the joint as his meal is prepared layer by layer. It actually seems like he’s doing the ad out of genuine love for the product.
The combination of DeVito’s enthusiasm and tasty/bad-for-you foodstuffs may even make you want to go to Jersey Mike’s and get a hoagie or whatever you call them based on where you’re from — a hero, a grinder, a torpedo. Did you know some places call them a wedge (Westchester or Yonkers, NY) or a spuckie (Boston, natch) or (allegedly) even a gondola (Peoria, IL)? Pretty messed up.
(Via Fast Casual)