Rappers on TV
Back in ’92, who could’ve guessed that too-hot-for-TV ”Cop Killer ” rapper Ice-T would wind up playing a cop in the new season of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? Since prime time makes such strange bedfellows, we’ve concocted a bunch of interesting television roles for some other notable hiphoppers.
EMINEM mends fences with GLAAD by coming out as the slim, shady new boyfriend of Jack (Sean Hayes) on NBC’s Will & Grace.
The Fugitive‘s Dr. Richard Kimble (Tim Daly) receives helpful tips on how to fade into anonymity from has-beens HAMMER and VANILLA ICE.
7th Heaven‘s Rev. Eric Camden (Stephen Collins) thought he had his hands full with rebellious Mary (Jessica Biel) until he meets his notorious new adopted daughter — LIL’ KIM!
Diagnosis Murder‘s Dr. Mark Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) proves he’s no ”Rapper’s Delight ” when he busts the aging-but-still-dangerous SUGAR HILL GANG.
SISQO gets an eyeful of thong-thong-thong-thong-thongs as the petite, streetwise new lifeguard on Baywatch Hawaii.
DR. DRE lives up to his name by showing off his skills with a knife as a pioneering heart surgeon on NBC’s ER.
OL’ DIRTY BASTARD gets in touch with his spiritual side by reassuming the alias Big Baby Jesus on CBS’ Touched by an Angel.
The West Wing‘s President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) reconnects with his radical roots thanks to his angry new adviser, CHUCK D.
SEAN (PUFF DADDY) COMBS takes the stake from Sarah Michelle Gellar, transforming The WB’s horrific hit into… Puffy the Vampire Slayer.