He’s gone from “Holla Holla” to “Opa Opa!”
Ja Rule has recorded his greatest hit in years — a weird, low-budget TV business for a Greek restaurant that has racked up hundreds of thousands of views.
“Papa Cristo’s received the most effective motherf—ing gyros you ever f—ing ate in your life! S–t is so good!” the Queens-born rapper says within the now-viral, expletive-laden spot for Papa Cristo’s Greek Grill in Los Angeles.
Carrying a black “I coronary heart Greece” T-shirt, the 44-year-old star seems superimposed over scenes from the restaurant — stumbling over the pronunciation of dishes like tzatziki, oktapodakia, kreatopita and avgolemono soup.
“You possibly can’t even pronounce the meals, it’s so goddamn good!” he says — with a cartoon scene seemingly exhibiting the aged proprietor as a dancing DJ. The minute-long spot ends with Ja Rule attempting to do a Greek dance, smiling on the digicam as he cries, “Opa!”
“Thanks for making my business development and go viral!!!” the rapper tweeted Monday, with the video already racking up virtually three million views.
He then revealed that it was filmed as a part of a brand new TBS actuality TV present, “Celeb Present-Off,” the place stars compete with one another to get probably the most YouTube views.
In addition to supporting a mom-and-pop restaurant that he praised as a “staple in LA,” the advert additionally helped elevate money for the charity No Child Hungry, he tweeted.
Followers mentioned it additionally helped take consideration away from the rapper’s notorious position within the disastrous 2017 Fyre Competition.
“That is the one best murals to emerge in 2020, and Ja Rule is now forgiven for the entire Fyre Fest factor,” David Burge wrote, getting retweeted by the star himself.
“That is the funniest s–t I’ve seen on the web shortly!” advertising professional Carlos Gil mentioned, insisting that when you watch it and “don’t chortle your ass off, then 2020 stole your humorousness.”