Did you see Nelly on Fox’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed this morning? As BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood premiere quickly approaches and with season two of Nellyville not far behind, actor and hip hop superstar Nelly has signed a new deal with Fox. The rapper joins Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe and Joy Taylor on FS1’s new sports-debate show, discussing the day’s current sports topics.
Nelly has now added contributing analyst to his resume and has entered into an elite group of less than five African American actors/musicians currently airing on three concurrent television shows.
“I can’t wait to reunite with my man Nelly,” says Bayless. “Seven years ago he was the first rapper we ever had on my former debate show, and he was a revelation. He can debate sports with the same passion, guts and clever creativity that he writes and performs his classic music. He and I share this: we think we’ve never lost a debate. Nelly was made for UNDISPUTED on FS1.”
“I’m really excited to join FOX Sports and work with Skip, Shannon and Joy to discuss all the sports topics I love,” says Nelly.
Nelly feels privileged to be among such talented African American men paving the way for future talent and raising the bar for industry standards. “With new music out, touring, Real Husbands of Hollywood out October 11th and Nellyville season two, Country Grammar going diamond and now getting to work with Fox Sports, this is a great year, and I’m excited to be presented with continuous new opportunities”, says Nelly, “I usually just comment on sports from my couch, I’m very passionate about sports, so this is something I’ve always wanted to do and I’m looking forward to working with Fox, Skip and the team.”
Check out Nelly in action on his first day of Skip and Shannon Undisputed.
SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED airs on FS1 weekdays from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET and is hosted by Bayless and Sharpe, with moderator Taylor. The two-and-a-half-hour format enables the team to deep-dive into numerous topics and discuss the current news of the day. It also features sports and celebrity guests. Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and view show clips here on YouTube. For more information, go to FOX Sports Press Pass