Yes, you read correctly – Waka Flocka Flame is the star of a new throat drop commercial.
Waka Flocka Flame is usually known for his hardcore rap, swingin’ dreads, and his beautiful wife Tammy Rivera since the couples appearance on this latest season of Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. However, it seems as though Flocka has found a new venture to join in on, being a spokesperson. This 30 second ad was aired during the American Music Awards on November 23, 2014, and set social media sites in frenzy. It all starts off with Waka Flocka Flame sitting on a couch next to what evidently seems to be a fog machine, filling the room with smoke.
“What does Waka Flocka Flame do for minor throat relief?” Flocka asks.
“This here,” he exclaims pretty assertively while holding up three bags of Pine Bros Cough Drops.
He then continues, “Can’t live without my Pine Brothers…Straight up ! So next time you need sore throat relief – for whatever reason – take your Pine Bros.”
While reciting these wonderful lines he has the pleasure of wearing a shirt from the company that reads, “Pine Bros. – Softish Throat Drops” …yes, softish.
Initially the company offered the position to Martha Stewart and dropped her stating that, “We just like to change our creative every year, and Waka couldn’t be more different.” Good Advertising move on the Pine Bros. part. During the American Music Awards alone the ad was shared 45,000 times in the first minutes after it aired.
Yesterday, NBC and CBS banned the ad over its “weed references” of Waka Flocka Flame sitting in a smoke filled room. Luckily it has already gone viral via the Internet.
Watch this video, share this video and watch it again. I’m off to go buy some Pine Bros.