LL Cool J will never let the time his big, beautiful, black lips got the doors slammed on them when it came to a possible chapstick deal.
But that isn’t his loss, as much as it is the companies who would have benefited from an endorsement deal. Just think of all the money LL Cool J could have earned for both parties, if he had just been able to smear some ChapStick, Carmex, Burt’s Bees, or Kiehl’s over those lips a few times with the cameras rolling. It would have been a money train from here to Timbuktu.
According to The Blast, it’s pretty easy to see why he never came across a business partnership. While spending a day in New York City, the rap icon managed to tell his thoughts on why the contracts never came sliding his way. In all honesty, he says that his blackness just wasn’t what Hollywood was searching for at the moment. “No, they hated my black lips back then,” he said.
It’s a darn shame too, because sex sells. Also, once other men saw how the ladies were reacting to LL’s chapstick lips, they would have wanted to cash in on the attention too. It could have been a great day on Wall Street…all thanks to the black dollar.
Thoughts? How do you feel about LL Cool J being denied a chapstick deal back in the day? Do you think he could get one today? Let us know, by leaving a comment in the comment section below.
And after, be sure to keep visiting the Hypefresh site for more news on the culture!
Featured Image Credit: Toronto Star