Eli Manning and Tom Brady appear to have buried the hatchet on their rap feud, according to reports from the Super Bowl scene.
Manning made waves recently with his viral “mic-drop moment” where he playfully trolled Brady in a rap during the Pro Bowl. However, the atmosphere between the two NFL icons seemed much friendlier at Michael Rubin and Casey Wasserman’s annual Super Bowl VIP luncheon.
The former Giants star threw some lines in his rap diss at Brady, stating, “I’m Eli Manning, I’m nice / Tom Brady is the GOAT / Psych! I beat him twice.” This light-hearted jab was part of a Pro Bowl segment with Supa Hot Fire, known for his comedic rap battle parodies.
A source said the pair were overheard insisting to guests, “We’re friends!”
Manning famously triumphed over Brady’s New England Patriots twice in the Super Bowl and earned MVP honors on both occasions. Brady, in turn, has thrown playful jabs at Manning in their ongoing rivalry, once jokingly questioning if the NFL might be scripted given his unexpected losses to Manning in the Super Bowl.
At the Las Vegas luncheon hosted by Rubin and Wasserman, attendees witnessed a surprising camaraderie between rival teams’ executives. 49ers CEO Jed York and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, despite their teams competing for the NFL title, were observed engaging amicably.
Meanwhile, CBS morning host Gayle King was seen gathering predictions for the big game, undoubtedly preparing for Monday’s broadcast. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was seen in conversation with California governor Gavin Newsom.
Among the notable guests were Patriots owner Robert Kraft, actor Mark Wahlberg, and NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, engaged in lively discussions. The star-studded event also saw appearances from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Travis Scott, and many others from the entertainment and sports world.
Rubin’s event, now in its fourth year, has become a highlight of Super Bowl weekend, uniting influential figures for an exclusive gathering. The festivities continued with Rubin’s annual Fanatics party, featuring performances by A-list artists like Travis Scott, Ludacris, Meek Mill, and more.