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

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

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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48 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Figured you'd be the one whining.

5. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

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

28. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

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

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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

21. judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

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

33. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

45. wrm2013

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

47. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

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

50. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

3. Unordinary unregistered

S6 foot S7 foot

4. BobLawblaw unregistered

That knobhead would put me off buying an S7..

18. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

u cant even afford it. admit it!

22. BobLawblaw unregistered

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

23. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

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

30. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

32. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

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

6. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Shows the real IQ of the guy.

17. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

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

53. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

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

7. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

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

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Agreed.

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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?

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

12. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 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.

14. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

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

15. RuneMaster

Posts: 75; Member since: May 31, 2015

No wonder samsung makes the worst ads.

29. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

You mean the funniest / can take a joke?

19. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Just another reason not to buy the phone.

24. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

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