When Hip Hop Meets Football

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When Hip Hop Meets Football

Detroit Lions superstar Calvin Johnson a.k.a. Megatron is the anti-diva of NFL wide receivers. He’s known to keep a low profile and does most of his talking through his All-Pro performance on the field. So how does he handle the glare of the spotlight? He doesn’t have to worry about that anymore. In a new Nike ad, Calvin just has to be Calvin, while Diddy (someone who relishes the media spotlight) plays his attention-loving alter ego, Johnson. With the start of the 2013 NFL season kicking off tonight, we take a look at other moments when hip hop and the gridiron have crossed paths in unexpected ways. Click on to see other notable links between rap and football.

(Photos from left: Leon Halip/Getty Images, Michael Stewart/Getty Images)

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