Ninjas, Turtles, Hip-Hop And Aging White Rap Stars

Everyone’s in a panic about Michael Bay’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.  But that doesn’t stop the news from flowing, and the latest bit of info on the film suggests that hip-hop star Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, is going to be involved.

Tweets have been rampaging across the net, from both Cudi and producer Brad Fuller, seeming to suggest that this is sure thing.

Kid Cudi’s own tweets go as follows:

“To everyone with doubts & concerns about the new TMNT reboot, trust me, there is NOTHING to worry about. Trust. Everyone will be pleased!”

As to what role Kid Cudi will perform in the process, nothing has been revealed.  He may be acting, or performing on the soundtrack – the fans will have to wait to find out, though no doubt he will tweet it when allowed.

And speaking of (semi) famous artists working with the Ninja Turtles

Vanilla Ice, failed prototype for Eminem, put in his two cents when he heard that there was a reboot in the works.  Fans of the original flick may recognize him as the guy who made his own contribution to the soundtrack of TMNT II in the form of the mind-numbingly catchy “Ninja Rap.”

He too has been bombarding twitter and making a play to get renewed for the new installment.  His tweets read a little more… interesting than Cudi’s:

“We have to campaign for NINJA RAP 2 for the new movie – so awesome !!! NINJAS RULE!”


“Aliens or not they are still NINJA’S !!! Represent !!! Whoop whoop !”

Ok, Ice, calm down.  Nobody much remembers you nowadays, so it’s unlikely you’ll be making your comeback via Michael Bay’s new project.

And now, for your listening pleasure, the original “Ninja Rap.”


Seriously, do we really want to see a repeat of that?


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