Method Man is today’s Morning Wood. The rapper-turned-actor is still a sex symbol at age 51.
He opened up about his reputation as a heartthrob in an interview with Entertainment Tonight at the Grammy Awards.
Method Man, real name Clifford Smith, Jr., embraces his sex symbol status while he’s still physically fit and has his original hairline.
“Honestly, it’s great. It’s great to have to get your flowers now,” he said. “It’s also even better to be a fly on the wall to hear the conversations. But I’m gonna stay humble and keep doing what I do.”
The former rapper plays a high-powered attorney on “Power Book II: Ghost” on Starz network. The show breathed new life into his career after he retired from rap.
In a previous interview, Method Man said he rejected his sex symbol status after he release his Grammy-winning hit “All I Need” with Mary J. Blige.
“For me, it’s like, I’m grimy, same-clothes-for-three-days-in-a-row nigga; who wants to go the sex symbol route at this point?!” he said.
“This is how I viewed it: all the guys that did the sex symbol shit lost their audience, which was the dudes co-signing and shit like that, ’cause dudes, you know, they playing the music. Chicks be like, ‘I don’t wanna hear all that.’ But they get exposed to it through their guys. So for me it was like, ‘N-gga, whatever. I’ma drop this ‘Bring the Pain.'”