We’re filing this under “Oh My God, Are You Serious?”
Proving that desperate times call for desperate measures, cash-strapped Ed McMahon has become a rapper. The 85-year-old former host of Star Search will star in two viral rap videos for FreeCreditReport.com, a financial Web site owned by credit bureau Experian.
Poor Ed. The things an out-of-work pitchman has to do for a buck these days. Isn’t this some form of elder abuse?
“I knew I could sing the blues, but I didn’t know I could rap,” Ed said Wednesday.
The videos feature a blinged-out Ed and a pair of video hoes being chauffeured around Los Angeles in a Cadillac Escalade golf cart while rhyming about recent money woes.
“When I retired, I was famous,” Ed raps in the video. “I had money and glory/I bought a house for 6 mill/I thought nothing could touch me/Until my credit went south, and debt started to crunch me/Next thing I know, instead of playing gin rummy, I was scrambling just to make ends meet/It wasn’t funny.”
“Got a bump from the media chumps, but that was temporary/Wife with bad credit was scary, so I got wise/I may have fallen, but I got back up/Now I’m back on the attack, like a ninja swinging nunchucks/I told the haters, ‘Go on, take a hike’/It’s my show now, and I can do what I like.”
Ed’s rap videos will appear online in October.