Sunday, July 13, 2014
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LMFAO member to enter pro tennis tournament

What do you give a rapper who has everything? A tennis racket.

LMFAO member to enter pro tennis tournament

Redfoo fine-tuning his tennis prowess. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Redfoo fine-tuning his tennis prowess. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

What do you give a rapper who has everything? A tennis racket.

At least that that what you’ll give to Stefan Gordy, better known as Redfoo, one half of the ultra-popular rap duo LMFAO.

Gordy has enjoyed a rather successful music career so far and comes from great musical heritage with his father being Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown.

But Stefan Gordy yearns for more and that more is competing in the U.S. Open this summer, according to an ESPN report.

Stefan Gordy has entered the U.S. Open national playoffs with the goal of earning a bid into the Grand Slam event in New York.

The 37-year-old will compete under his given name and will attempt to become the first rapper-turned-tennis player in the history of…the world I guess.

I think it’s safe to say that no other rapper has attempted such a feat.

Hopefully this can entice other rappers to engage in athletic activity.

How about Rick Ross as a sumo wrestler? How about Lil’ Wayne skateboarding at the X Games? Maybe we can see Ice Cube playing ice hockey.

What about Jay-Z hiring Kanye West to coach the Brooklyn Nets? Maybe the intellectual Lupe Fiasco could be a chess master.

Better yet, 2 Chainz could enter the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

This idea may be the best of them all. Imagine Flo Rida and Pitbull coming together to become professional “bullridas.”

The cross-promotional opportunities could be endless.

Am I taking this too far? Not nearly far enough.

Vaughn Johnson Sports Producer
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