KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- One of things I had to do while in Knoxville -- besides cover a football game and stuff -- was find Bobby Maze and get the story behind his now-famous rap on YouTube. It's a take on Young Jeezy's hit I Put On complete with references to Tyler Smith and J.P. Prince.
(My favorite part is when Maze rhymes "my rhythm" with "Wayne Chism".)
Anyway, Maze acknowledged the rap has increased his celebrity on campus.
"A lot," he said. "But it wasn't supposed to be like that. I was just in my room free-styling. And one of my roommates had a camera and he put it on YouTube. I actually didn't know it would be on there."
To date, nearly 35,000 people have watched the clip.
And this is a good lesson for college students, particularly girls. If you are in your dorm or apartment doing anything interesting and somebody pulls out a camera, rest assured it will end up on the internet in some form. Don't believe me, ask Kim Kardashian. And by the way, did you see her on Dancing with the Stars last night? I loved how when the judges told her they thought she was holding back she responded by explaining how she's really a shy person.
Look, maybe things have changed since I've reached my 30s. But I have always been under the impression that if you are willing to film a porn with a rapper, that kinda implies you're not terribly shy. I mean, shy people don't do that, do they? But I digress ...
(PS -- No, I do not watch Dancing With the Stars. I just watch Kim Kardashian.)