While much of the music world was focused on the American Music Awards with all of its star power and big performances, it might have been easy to miss one of the many commercials that happened during the broadcast. Pine Brothers, the throat lozenges company, decided to try and break the Internet on their own by tabbing Waka Flocka Flame to be their next spokesman in a hilarious commercial.
Waka manages to turn something as benign as cough drops into pure comedic genius with subtle facial gestures and how he reads off the ingredients, like "Imported Gum Acacia."
Waka finishes the commercial by saying, "So next time you need soar throat relief [looking guiltily at the plume of suspicious-looking steam rising next to him], for whatever reason, take your Pine Brothers. This is a lesson in how to market a product and build buzz around something that is otherwise pretty bland."
Waka has been getting into some comedic sketches lately. This is his latest effort, but he recently sifted through 60,000 applications to be his personal blunt roller after offering the job online with a salary of $50,000. This may be his biggest spot yet, with millions of viewers watching the AMAs. Head to the Pine Brothers website to see three more small clips with Waka.
If you go on Facebook and share the video, Pine Brothers will give you one of the many prizes listed below.
1 winner: all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii for 2
1 winner: $1,000 amazon.com shopping spree
4 winners: Canada Goose jacket
3 winners: a $100 Uber gift card
All winners also receive a year supply of Pine Brothers and two Pine Brothers T-shirts.
The winners will be announced Sunday, Dec. 7.
Readers: What did you think of Waka's commercial? Are you planning on entering the contest? Did you watch the AMAs last night? How was the show? Let us know in the comments section below.