15 Star Musicians Who Could Have Played Sports

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Musicians Who Could Succeed In Sports

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Have you ever wanted to know how your favorite music artist would do in a sport? Before they were winning Grammys and selling millions of records, some of them played sports. Whether it was for fun or not, you can bet that some musicians played at least one sport before their music days.

Even if the musician in question does not play sports, they attend sporting events, so at least we know that at least it does not bother them at all. Some leagues like the NBA even have a celebrity basketball game during the All-Star Weekend. Some of the more famous celebrities have pick-up games for charities or to raise money for a good cause.

It would be an awesome thing to see athletes like Kevin Durant go one-on-one with Lil' Wayne in an actual game. It has probably happened behind the cameras, but seeing it happen for a full game would be awesome for all fans worldwide. What about watching a musician hit a home run against an ace pitcher like Cliff Lee or Felix Hernandez? How about one catching a pass from Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? I am sure we would all enjoy seeing something like that happen.

With all this in mind, I am going to provide 15 musicians who could have played sports. For this list, I will be ranking them from whom I believe is the least likely to succeed in a sport to the most likely.

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15. Katy Perry

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The Billboard 2012 Woman of the Year and 14-time People's Choice Winner, Katy Perry might not seem like the sports type of girl, but she has shown interest in football as well as golfing and ice skating. She would no doubt impress on the rink.

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14. Cher Lloyd

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Known for her tough attitude and for her appearance in the singing competition The X-Factor, Cher Lloyd has expressed interest in rugby.

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13. Eminem

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One of the most well known rappers in the music industry today, Eminem is from Detroit, where he has shown interest in the football team. He even was on Saturday Night Football when his music video for the song Bezerk was revealed. Watching the self-proclaimed Rap God play football would be interesting to see.

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12. Busta Rhymes

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Another rapper in the music industry. He has earned 11 Grammy nominations and is one of the fastest-talking rappers. His stage name actually came from a former NFL player named George “Buster” Rhymes. Watching Busta Rhymes playing a sport would be fun. He could be either a football player or a center in basketball.

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11. 50 Cent

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50 Cent was seen at Daytona a couple weeks ago. Could this mean that Jackson could be looking for a career as a race car driver? With as successful as he has been in the music industry, why not give racing a chance?

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10. Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre is perhaps known as the G.O.A.T of the music industry. Perhaps he should try to become a G.O.A.T. in a sport. It would be an interesting thing to watch.

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9. Nelly

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A recording artist with some experience on the gridiron while acting, Nelly is known for his music and his performance in the remake of The Longest Yard. It is a shame that we could not see his football skills in the NFL.

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8. Taylor Swift

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Known for her mastery of the guitar and piano as well as her deep lyrics, Taylor Swift revealed that she occasionally played soccer at the farm. Having her on Team USA with Alex Morgan and Hope Solo would be something worth seeing. Hey, we can all dream, right?

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7. Skylar Grey

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An avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Oregon Ducks football teams, Skylar Grey is a well-known artist, especially in the collaborating performances. In her early years, Grey revealed that she ran track and field. Perhaps after her career is over, the Olympics will be calling her name.

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6. Joan Jett

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An artist who has a “Bad Reputation,” Joan Jett is also did track and field.

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5. Jimi Hendrix

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One of the most famous guitarists ever, Jimi Hendrix knew how to work a guitar and was even known to play a little soccer. It is a shame that he passed so soon, because it would have been something to see if he could make moves with a soccer ball the way he did with the strings on his guitar.

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4. Xzibit

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Whenever you hear the name Xzibit mixed with sports, the sport that most often comes to mind is football. He starred in the movie Gridiron Gang with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and was even a character in the video game NFL Street.

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3. Snoop Lion

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This rapper was in the celebrity game during NBA All-Star Weekend and even has a son who plays football. This is one rapper who is very involved in sports. Too bad we can't see him play professionally.

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2. Ludacris

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One of the more well known names of The Fast and the Furious movie franchise, Ludacris races cars like crazy in the films that he is involved in. He is also a fan of basketball, but good luck trying to beat this Grammy winner in a race.

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1. Drake

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Before Drake became involved in music, he was known as the basketball-playing high school star Jimmy Brooks in Degrassi. In fact, he is still active in the basketball world. He was actually was named as the global ambassador of the Toronto Raptors, and will help them plan for the 2016 All-Star Weekend.