They’re known for being successful in the entertainment industry, writing songs, playing gigs, or performing on a sold-out arena, but did you know that these musicians can also excel in the sports area and were/are also fairly decent or even amazing athletes?
Read on to know about these athlete musicians!
Rapper and actor 50 Cent (AKA Curtis Jackson) is quite a good boxer, taking into account his rather imposing frame. You wouldn’t be surprised that he can keep up with the greats as He began boxing at the age of 11 and he competed in the Junior Olympics during the mid-1980s. He currently has some sort of beef with his former best friend Floyd Mayweather, engaging on some back and forth trash talking on twitter and instagram. Who knows, we might see these two in the boxing ring soon.
For more than a year, rap icon Wiz Khalifa has been getting serious about his mixed martial arts training. But whether or not Khalifa is ready for a real professional fight is still an open question. Khalifa has been training in the martial art of Muay Thai. The full contact combat form has catapulted into popularity thanks to professional UFC fighters. Its become evident as his body drastically changed in the past year, where he looks more and more muscular and ripped compared to when he was super thin before.
This may come as a surprise because not too many people know that Britney Spears was actually a basketball player in her high school. Probably the most shocking among all these athlete musicians in the list. She was a point guard for her high school basketball team in Mcomb, Mississippi. She quickly dropped basketball though when a little song called Hit Me Baby One More Time was released.
Icoy Rapadas (Lions & Acrobats)
For local athlete musicians—known as the front man of local band Lions & Acrobats, not many people know he’s a boxing enthusiast who actually trains in the Elorde Gym and has competed in an amateur boxing match.
Aldo Vergel de Dios (Hansom)
Aldo is the drummer of local band Hansom, but did you also know that he’s also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt from team Atos Philippines and teaches Jiu-Jitsu in the UFC Gym? You might want to sign up for his classes because he’s a sure pro at what he does as he has also competed in international Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.
There goes the list! Amazing how these artists are able to enjoy the best of both worlds. Comment below if you know other athlete musicians! 🙂