On the third day of Black History Month, we give thanks to rapper turned actor Method Man. The handsome heartthrob has been on a roll lately with his blossoming TV career, gracing the screen as Davis Maclean on the Starz spin-off drama Power Book II: Ghost. The Wu-Tang Clan alum also stars on the sizzling crime series Godfather of Harlem, where he channels the role of infamous mafia leader Sam Christian.
Jumping into the acting world could be a tough transition for some Hip-Hop stars, but the 50-year-old rap icon has made it look effortless. Last year the Hempstead, New York native won an NAACP Image Award for his stellar acting chops. Business is certainly booming for Meth.
Today Essence revealed their digital cover story featuring the legendary rapper front and center. Although fans have defined him as a “sex symbol,” Method Man reminds the publication that his chiseled physique should never undermine his success and talent.
“I don’t understand that sh–. I go to the gym for my own peace of mind,” he tells the magazine. “I don’t do it to become someone’s sex symbol or a pinup on someone’s wall. I’m the same as everybody else. But at the end of the day, take me seriously, not lightly…”
Ultimately, with resilience and a large amount of sweat equity, Method Man was able to make one heck of a comeback. To that, we give him a standing ovation.
You can read the rapper’s full interview with Essence here.