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Panthers QB Cam Newton, challenged to rap battle at Opening Night, spits fire

Carolina Panthers quarterbacks Derek Anderson, left, Cam Newton, center and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. joke around during the Super Bowl Opening Night at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
Carolina Panthers quarterbacks Derek Anderson, left, Cam Newton, center and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. joke around during the Super Bowl Opening Night at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Among the many oddities at Super Bowl Opening Night was a man challenging Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to a rap battle.

Newton fancies himself a good freestyle rapper, so on the spot he fired back on the man.

The man, who did not identify himself, had a pre-packaged rap for Newton that included lines like losing to Atlanta and stealing the dab from Atlanta, which, as a Panthers player, makes him a “copycat.”

Given the mic, Newton spit fire.

“OK you’re talkin’ about my dab, you’re talkin’ about my flow, but it’s one thing that you need to know/

Even though you a good fellow, I don’t think you got swag cause you’re shirt is yellow/

It should have been Carolina blue, somethin’ that you shoulda thought, somethin’ that you shoulda knew/

We’re chillin’ at the Super Bowl with a lot of media, man I hate talking to the media/

But it’s all good and great. Man I look at the team, man them boys straight/

I’m straight outta College Park by way of Atlanta, you could see the towel on my head some people call it a bandana/

I’m chillin, I’m flowin, havin a good time, but everybody worried about me. Don’t worry about mine/

’Cause I keep talking, I keep flowing and I’m doing what I do. Everybody need to know about the Carolina blue.”

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