Aussie NFL punter Brad Wing has earned himself a shout out on Nicki Minaj’s latest feature after taking part in the #NickiMinajChallenge.
The New York Giants punter earned himself some love on "Skrt On Me", the latest collaboration from Nicki Minaj and Calvin Harris on his new album 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1'.
In the track Minaj puts Wing up on a high pedestal, name dropping him straight after NBA royalty in Yao Ming.
"I’mma land the jump, Yao Ming the Dunk" she says before continuing onto the Aussie
"And I’m playing the field, Brad Wing the punt"
Safe to say that Wing was pretty stoked about getting a mention on the hit.
If you’re trying to figure out how the somewhat obscure NFL punter wound up being mentioned on a track by one of the world’s biggest artists you’re forgiven, but it can all be traced back to an Instagram post by Wing.
Wing caught Minaj’s eye by participating in the #NickiMinajChallenge which took off after Minaj posted a video of her on the runway strutting to her private jet saying ‘you bi***** can’t even spell Prague’.
With her typical over-the-top swag, fans couldn’t help but jump on the post and begin posting their own videos trying to imitate her strut.
With the craze taking off, Wing jumped in, showing off his feat of completing 6 miles in under an hour with the caption “half of you can’t even spell 6 miles” before tagging the artist.
I’m not sure he intended to catch the eye of Minaj so successfully, with the rapper commenting on the post ‘Lol they sure can’t. You about to get a shout out on 6/30.’
The rapper, true to her word, released the track on the 30th of June with the punter getting his love.
Strangely, it’s not the first-time Wing has been at the centre of some pop culture references after he was the source for a track titled ‘Do The Brad Wing’.
NCAA rules at the time prevented the premature celebration of touchdowns, and as he was about to cross for a 52-yard completion he raised his hands to mock his opponents.
The touchdown was nullified but Brad Wing became an LSU sensation, with people everywhere ‘doing the Brad Wing’.
Who knows what Wing will cook up next to be popping up all over our timelines.