​Don't let anyone tell you that ​Julius Peppers isn't a legend. The ageless pass rusher has been to nine Pro Bowls and will one day be enshrined in Canton, but perhaps his greatest achievement has nothing to do with football.


Yes, he was in Nelly's legendary music video for "Hot in Herre." And many of his Carolina Panthers teammates didn't even know it until this week.

“I need you to airdrop this to me,” said an incredulous ​Cam Newton. “I need a screenshot of this.”


“Stop playing! Man, no way!” shouted Curtis Samuel.


The revelation sent a wave of energy around Panthers HQ, and everyone was surely similarly stoked to learn that Nelly also name-dropped Peppers in a separate song, "Heart of a Champion."

Peppers ​is clearly a man of many talents. And though ransacking quarterbacks is chief among them, he's also got his place in the annals of hip hop history.


Talk about a life well-lived.