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Lil Wayne Stars in SB Commercial, Finally Goes Full Mainstream

You haven't made it until you're in a Super Bowl ad, and after more than a decade in the game, Weezy's finally made it.
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What do George Washington and Lil Wayne have in common?

Both will be appearing together during Super Bowl 50 in an ad for Apartments.com that's a take off on The Jeffersons. (George and Weezy, get it???) It’s a big look for the commander-in-chief of Young Money, who will get to see his smiling face broadcast before mainstream America during the nation's biggest night for advertising. 

But Wayne won't be the only rapper represented during the Super Bowl. Fittingly, his protege Drake will also appear on our TV sets in-between Cam Newton’s dabbing. It makes sense that Drake would team up with T-Mobile, a testament to the domination of "Hotline Bling," but it’s a bit strange that Wayne would align with Apartments.com. His brand is a bit harder to transition into the commercial world, especially with the lack of a current hit record, while Drake's clearly being paid big money by big corporations.

Still, while it may not be Doritos or Budweiser, Wayne can still say he's made it to the biggest night in football. Last year, records were broken when 115 million people tuned into the Super Bowl - the most watched broadcast in U.S. TV history. He may never get a chance to perform “A Milli” during halftime, but on Sunday a million eyes will be on Wayne. Not a bad way to start the year.

Who knows, maybe he'll even rake in enough dough to pay those legal fees

[By Yoh, aka Mr. Movin On Up, aka @Yoh31. Image via Apartments.com.]

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