Detroit rapper Gmac Cash performed his hit song “Giant Slide” on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday.
In a meaningful gesture for Detroiters, he even had Kimmel present a pair of “Buffs,” the local name for the Cartier sunglasses that have long been a status symbol of Detroit hip-hop.
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A video of Detroiters sliding (crashing) down the infamously painful-looking Belle Isle slide won Kimmel’s Video of the Year award. He called the video “break your hip-hop.”
Gmac Cash accepted the award on behalf of the slide, then performed with the help of some backup dancers dressed as injured slides.
Detroit-born Gmac Cash has gone viral several times for his satirical songs, including “Big Gretch” and “Coronavirus.”
Kimmel has long struggled to gain favor with the Motor City since the 2004 gaffe just before the Detroit Pistons won the NBA championship. He said on air that Detroit would burn if the Pistons won. The local ABC affiliate refused to air his show the following night. The Pistons did win, and the city celebrated without a single point of violence.
Kimmel apologized repeatedly and later broadcast “Jimmy Kimmel Live” from Detroit’s Gem Theater for a full week leading up to Super Bowl XL at Ford Field.
Gmac Cash wore a Pistons jacket during his performance on Wednesday.
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