10 movie cameos by rappers that you might not know about

Snoop Dogg, Biz Markie, Lil Kim.
Snoop Dogg, Biz Markie, and Lil' Kim have all made cameos in movies.Paramount/Nickelodeon; Columbia/Sony; Miramax
  • It's not uncommon for rappers to make cameos in movies.

  • Some are more famous than others, however.

  • Here are 10 that you might not know about.

Biz Markie in "Men in Black II" (2002)

Biz Markie.
Nobody beats the Biz.Columbia/Sony

If you've seen "Men in Black," you'll more than likely know the scene in which Will Smith's Agent J communicates with an alien post office worker by beatboxing.

What you might not know is that the alien is played by Biz Markie.

The "Just a Friend" rapper, who passed away in 2021, was known as the "Human Beatbox" during his career.

Busta Rhymes in "The Rugrats Movie" (1998)

Rugrats Movie poster, Busta Rhymes.
Reptar Rhymes.Nickelodeon Movies; Getty/Jeff Kravitz

In "The Rugrats Movie," everybody's favorite mischievous toddlers get up to all sorts of no-good while driving around in a large, green reptile wagon.

Said wagon is voiced by Busta Rhymes.

"I am Reptar! Hear me roar!" the rapper, who also wrote a song for the movie, says.

Redman in "Seed of Chucky" (2004)

She's behind you!Rogue Pictures

Redman plays himself as a rapper-turned-movie director in the black comedy "Seed of Chucky."

During a sex scene with Jennifer Tilly (who also plays herself), the two are knocked unconscious by Chucky and his wife, an equally creepy doll called Tiffany, who then use Chucky's semen to inseminate Tilly.

Later, shortly after Tilly reveals to Redman she is pregnant, Redman is disemboweled by Tiffany at the dinner table.

Snoop Dogg in "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run" (2020)

Snoop Dogg.
One, two, three, and to the four, Snoop Doggy Dogg is in a SpongeBob movie for some reason.Paramount/Nickelodeon

From starring alongside Denzel Washington in "Training Day" to playing a drug dealer that rises from the grave to avenge his death in "Bones," Snoop Dogg has enjoyed a long and varied acting career.

Among the strangest roles on his lengthy résumé is his appearance in "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run," in which he plays The Gambler — who appears only to rap with flesh-eating cowboy pirate zombies in a saloon.

Cardi B in "F9" (2021)

Cardi B in fast 9
We know Cardi is into "MotorSport."Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures

The "Fast & Furious" franchise is best known for featuring rapper Ludacris and singer Tyrese, but they aren't the only musicians to have had roles in the series.

In "F9," Cardi B plays a fake police officer by the name of Leysa, who shares history with Dom (Vin Diesel) and Magdalene (Helen Mirren).

She's set to reprise the role in "Fast X," which hits theaters on May 19.


50 Cent in "Last Vegas" (2013)

50 Cent.
"But it's my birthday ..."CBS Films

"Last Vegas" stars Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline, as three retirees who travel to Las Vegas to have a bachelor party for their last remaining single friend, played by Michael Douglas.

While partying at their hotel, they receive a knock on the door from none other than 50 Cent, who asks them to "turn the music down."

After being told no, 50 asks if he can "come in for a little bit," at which point the door is slammed in his face.

Ye in "The Love Guru" (2008)

Kanye West, Mike Myers.
"I love hockey!"Paramount

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has just one line in Mike Myer's "The Love Guru."

"I love hockey!" he stands up and proclaims while watching a hockey game with Myers, who is also making a cameo as himself.

Insider has reached out to Ye's representatives to confirm.

Drake in "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (2012)

Ice Age Ethan, Drake.
Thank me later for letting you know Drake once played a mammoth.20th Century Fox; Getty/Rich Fury

Before Drake was the superstar rapper we know him as today, he was a budding actor. Most famously, he starred in over 100 episodes of the Canadian teen drama "Degrassi: The Next Generation."

He's carried on acting, albeit sporadically, since finding fame as a rapper, boasting cameos in "Think Like a Man Too," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," and "Ice Age: Continental Drift," in which he plays a mammoth named Ethan.

Ethan's girlfriend, Steffie, is played by Nicki Minaj.

Lil' Kim in "She's All That" (1999)

Lil' Kim.
Little Lil' Kim.Miramax

Like Drake, Lil' Kim was also an actor before she became a superstar rapper.

Her first film role was in teen romantic comedy "She's All That" alongside Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, and Paul Walker. She plays Alex, one of the popular girls.

Released three years after Kim's debut album, "Hard Core," Prinze Jr. recalled her rolling up to set in a "stretch limousine" while "wearing almost our budget in diamond earrings, rings, necklaces, sunglasses, high-heeled shoes with diamonds on top."

MC Hammer in "Last Action Hero" (1993)

MC Hammer.
"No Hammer, U Can't be on the soundtrack to 'Jack Slater V.'"Columbia

"Last Action Hero," John McTiernan's fantasy action comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, has a great soundtrack.

MC Hammer isn't on it, but he does feature in the movie itself.

In it, he plays himself and asks Schwarzenegger's character if he can feature on the soundtrack to a fictional movie called "Jack Slater V."

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