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Lil Wayne stars in three new ads for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

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Lil Wayne stars in three new ads for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
The thing about VR is that it makes things look real to those wearing a VR headset; for the rest of us, the actions of the headset wearer could look a little strange. Take that into consideration when you're watching the three new ads that Samsung has released for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge starring Lil Wayne. In one spot, the rapper is wearing a Gear VR headset and says that he is delivering a baby elephant.

In another spot, the rapper is once again using the Gear VR headset and is in a virtual canoe with a virtual Wesley Snipes when the real life actor enters the room. There isn't much more to tell you about that commercial. In the third ad, Lil Wayne is drenching his Galaxy S7 with champagne. Why? Well, it not only shows off the IP68 water resistance of the phone, it also seems to be quite amusing. 

Lil Wayne even tests the water resistance of the Galaxy S7 by dunking it inside a fish tank. Meanwhile, one of his friends starts pouring champagne on his phone (which looks like it could be an Apple iPhone from afar) before Lil Wayne tells him that his model is not water resistant. But that's ok, Lil Wayne has another Galaxy S7 that he flips to his pal. Must be nice. Why can't phone blog writers be considered superstars?

Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge officially launched today, which means that you're probably going to see these ads all over your favorite shows this weekend. You can get a head start by clicking on the three videos below.







source: Samsung (1), (2), (3) via Phandroid

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posted on 11 Mar 2016, 21:11 16

1. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Those were terrible....haha. why Lil Wayne thoug?

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 21:37 20

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 19786; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Figured you'd be the one whining.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 22:24 5

5. Podrick (Posts: 457; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


He's right though. Those were indeed terrible, nothing whining about that. And a short comment for once! Wooooo!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:34 4

28. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 183; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


...It's just a fun commercial mate, chill lol

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 23:45 4

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


They should have gotten Steph Curry, all the kids love him, regardless of gender...SAMSUNG wasn't thinkin on this one, a thug as an endorser is always a bad idea

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 03:03

21. judik971 (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


That wouldn't make sense as he's in iPhone ads but I get the point

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 06:18 7

33. Pattyface (Posts: 1519; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


First of all the kids aren't buying s7 and gear VR so these aren't aimed at them. This guy has done many commercials and its never been a problem until now? Come on now.. Also using "thug" to describe someone of this ethic background is borderline stupid.
With that being said it wasn't a great video but that would be regardless of who was in it.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 13:43

45. wrm2013 (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Your the one associating him being black as to why he called him a thug. It could be the backwards hat, it could be his tattoos, it could be the way he talks, it could be the way he dresses, it could be a host of other things.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 15:07 10

47. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


And not one of those reasons would define a person as a thug!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 19:00 13

50. AllFanboysMatter (Posts: 57; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


I am black.

1. I wear my hat backwards, am I a Thug?
2. I have a tattoo, so I'm a Thug?
3. I talk with slang, and I a Thug?
4. I dress "black" so am I a Thug?

This same Thug graduated from Northwestern University and has a successful career as a Banker for corporates with revenues in excess of $1B....

Pretty sure I'm not a Thug, and you need to understand how racist your remarks sounded.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 20:38 4

51. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


stfu people like you are part of the problem anymore. "Oh no he called a black person a thug he's racist." fuking pathetic.

Here are the lyrics of just one song that leads someone to that conclusion. "I swear I got that silencer on that Mac 9 and I kill these niggas with silence"

I could go on. Art imitates life.

"Today, Lil Wayne was released from Rikers Island, having completed an eight-month sentence for weapons charges stemming from his arrest in July 2007."

He's been arrested at least 6 times for fuks sake!!!!

So, you side with him just b/c of skin color? You're the real racist.

If I was Northwestern I'd ask for my degree back. If that was even true.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 15:59 10

56. AllFanboysMatter (Posts: 57; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


The guy listed things that made him a Thug which does not qualify someone as a Thug, so please learn how to read and understand the point I made.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 16:10 4

57. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


Look at post 45 and then look at post 47. Allfanboysmatter is referring to only those posts.

The guy said wearing a backwards hat, having tattoos, talking a certain way, and the way he dresses makes him a thug, which is NOT true.

From the looks of it, you truly are a racist. And I'm white by the way.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 21:45 10

3. Unordinary (Posts: 1181; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


S6 foot S7 foot

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 22:07 6

4. BobLawblaw (Posts: 304; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


That knobhead would put me off buying an S7..

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 01:51 8

18. WeezyF (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2015)


u cant even afford it. admit it!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 03:08 3

22. BobLawblaw (Posts: 304; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


Yup. Just sell my Note 5. There's more artistic talent in a turnip than Lil Wayne l..

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 03:24 2

23. WeezyF (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2015)


well thats cool but i doubt if an untalented asshole can have as much money to satisfy ur generations. bastard.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 05:13

30. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I guess your role model is Kim Kardashian too then. Part of the talentless group of rich people gaining fame through the groups of low IQ people.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 05:22 2

32. WeezyF (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2015)


lmfao! u getting emotional or what? need a tissue?

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 22:24 7

6. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Shows the real IQ of the guy.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 01:51 11

17. WeezyF (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2015)


due respect this guy is smarter than u think. it wouldnt hurt to do a lil background search abt his history first. cheers

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 10:43

53. janis (Posts: 275; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


check your bank status, think again who has more IQ. i dont listen any pop music but i do respect people making millions.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 23:18 2

7. MichiGo (Posts: 168; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


The Third one was the only half decent one.. we get it... thats Wesley Snipes....

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 23:28 1

8. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Agreed.

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 23:42 1

9. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


I wonder how big....errr... small Lil' Wayne's head is.....The VR is supposed to be a medium sized equipment, how come he looks like Stewie Griffin wearing a gigantic snorkling goggles?

posted on 11 Mar 2016, 23:57 1

11. tech2 (Posts: 3351; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I think that was Wesley Snipes in the second commercial....

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 00:05 4

12. WeezyF (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2015)


Well ive been a loyal fan and this doesnt seem bad. I like the fact that samsung is making moves with people u least except. They are trying to broaden their demgraphic market.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 00:18 7

13. miket1737 (Posts: 2368; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


lmao at Wayne's face in the champagne commercial,

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 00:51 1

14. EC112987 (Posts: 524; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Not the only S7 commercials out. Obviously targeting a certain crowd.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 01:44 2

15. RuneMaster (Posts: 75; Member since: 31 May 2015)


No wonder samsung makes the worst ads.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:37 1

29. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 183; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


You mean the funniest / can take a joke?

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 02:04 2

19. jesus_sheep (Posts: 223; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


Just another reason not to buy the phone.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 03:26

24. Cyberthing (Posts: 125; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


Lil Wayne was good when he made the first two carters. Now he's pretty much garbage. Back to the article, the champagne as was the best.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 03:27

25. 1234567891 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


samsungarena.com

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:22 3

27. WeezyF (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2015)


shut up troll

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 05:16

31. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Ye its really funny when new iPhone comes out and all sites spam news about they all suddenly become paid sites by apple but when new samsung comes out and all sites spam news about it then suddenly those anti apple sheep's go and hide in a hole.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 16:30

48. Cambapo (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Dec 2015)


Indeed, however, it's comprehensible as these two brands have the biggest share, and as such, it's more probable to find readers writing about Samsung/Apple, it's all about business, but I think that there should be a little more equality and a little more content about the other brands too, and I'm talking about reviews and benchmarks, as for news it's ok. Out of Samsung/Apple they take too long to be made as these two have the preference, I don't know if it's because these two actually have the fastest availability.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 08:21 1

37. alumoyo (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


The champagne one was kinda cool, but Samsung's ad department needs to be sent to wherever the Galaxy S4 and S5 department got banished to. Oh well, at least they outgrew the childish Apple dissing ads.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 12:26

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 19786; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


^^^^^good post.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 09:04 2

38. Gonga (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


That guy is ugly!!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 12:20

42. Lenny86 (Posts: 93; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


If these are paid by samsung you gotta be kidding me.No way!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 13:46

46. jeroome86 (Posts: 857; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Now the HTC Robert Downey Jr commercials are no longer the worse.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 18:25

49. Kratos7 (Posts: 62; Member since: 15 May 2015)


Whaaaaaaaaaaaatt !!!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 20:42

52. devoTECH (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


IP68: Resistant up to 1.5 meters, 30 minutes, and an entire bottle of champagne.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:49

54. DmitrLP (Posts: 241; Member since: 18 Sep 2015)


What were those spots? they don't make any sense

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