The Case: MC Hammer experienced a rebirth in 2010 thanks to a nod from Rick Ross. The hefty Miami rapper had Hip-Hop fans chanting Hammer’s name all summer long after his street single borrowed the rapper’s moniker.
The Verdict: After Ross was gracious enough to allow Hammer to perform with him during this year’s B.E.T. Hip-Hop awards, the artist turned minister took deep offense to another rapper name dropping him on Kanye West’s track “So Appalled”. Hammer attempted to unleash his holy fury on the God emcee, Jay-Z, but ended up the butt of a whole new set of jokes. The once respected entertainer once again disappeared into oblivion.