By Rob Markman, with reporting by MTV News Staff
Super Bowl XLVII is almost here. As the Baltimore Ravens get ready to take on the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, football fans across the globe are picking sides– everyone except for maybe Lil Wayne.
“My team’s not in it; so I ain’t trippin’,” Weezy, a diehard Green Bay Packers fan told MTV News.
Tunechi aside, a great deal of hip-hop’s biggest stars are pulling for the Baltimore Ravens and their all-pro linebacker Ray Lewis. “You know the Baltimore Ravens are gonna win that joint,” Pusha T said. “Ray Lewis is saying he’s going to retire [and] I think he brings a lot of energy to the whole National Football League, and what better way for him to go out?”
“He showed that he deserves to be called the champion,” T.I. said of Lewis. “So I think that’s how he’s going to go out.”
A$AP Rocky is more of a fan of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, mostly because he goes by the alias Pretty Flacko. “They’ve got a team member called Flacco,” he said drawing the parallel.
Not every rapper is rooting for B’more. Asher Roth is a huge 49ers fan and is predicting a close win for Red and Gold. “My first inclination is 27-24, Niners. I really want [kicker] David Akers to hit the game-winning field goal, because it’s been such a crazy season for him. And he’s a great guy,” Roth said after looking into his crystal ball.
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