Los Angeles has long been known as the entertainment capital of the world, so it is only natural that their professional sports teams tend to attract a fair share of high-profile celebrities.
While fellow teams like the Lakers and the Dodgers are known for its A-list attendees at their games, it seems the Rams are starting to build an A-list club of their own beginning with Grammy-award winning artists and local South Central natives, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. In an interview with Dani Klupenger of Rams, Lamar talked about his process of embracing Los Angeles’ new team:
“It’s been long overdue you know, we always had the legacy over here. At first, I was a little bit skeptical, just off the simple fact that I don’t want nobody else’s team, but then I had to realize that we had them first. At first, I was a little salty, but then I said, “No, I’m not gonna be salty cause we had them first.”
While the two rappers are known for their prowess in the studio, the Top Dawg duo hit the gridiron to flash some of their football skills:
Bet y'all didn't know @ScHoolBoyQ and @kendricklamar had skills ? #MobSquad pic.twitter.com/olpGF3xtIz
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 4, 2016
.@ScHoolBoyQ with the sideline completion to @kendricklamar at @RamsNFL camp! ? #NFLTrainingCamp pic.twitter.com/tWND6IpEJr
— NFL (@NFL) August 4, 2016
Despite being international superstars, both rappers share a common interest in sports especially football. While Lamar’s love of athletics is well-versed in many of his songs, Schoolboy Q actually grew up playing football, as evidenced by his precision passes in the video and even spent some time playing for West Los Angeles College.
With the expectations that come with being in a city like Los Angeles, it is encouraging to see the Rams are receiving support from a couple of “well-known” local fans.