If you were born anytime after 1995, it’s understandable that you may be unaware that Mark Wahlberg was ever anything but an A-List actor.
But for the rest of us who were around well before his film career got going in the mid-’90s, we remember the old days when Wahlberg was known simply as the brother of Donnie from New Kids on the Block. And the guy who made us drool over his Calvin Klein underwear ads. (Go take another look, I’ll wait.)
And we definitely remember his short-lived rap career — during which his shirt was never on, his pants were always dropping, and he went by the name of Marky Mark.
But Wahlberg’s daughter Ella doesn’t remember those days. The 13-year-old was born after the millennium and never got the chance to see her dad’s rap skills in action before a live audience.
Until now, that is. And it’s safe to say she won’t be asking to hear him rap ever again.
The teen appeared with her dad on the radio show “The Dan Patrick Show” Wednesday, where she asked him for an impromptu performance. The results were instantly cringeworthy.
“I’m your 45-year-old father and I got to rap, and if you keep misbehaving I’m-a give your behind a slap,” Wahlberg began, which immediately caused Ella to signal her dad to stop because clearly this kid knows that rapping about hitting your kid isn’t exactly appropriate radio fare.
Unfortunately, Dad does not.
“It’s called a spanking,” Wahlberg goes on. “Later on in life you’re gonna thank me, ’cause all the advice that I’m giving you is good for you, and if not, your butt and behind is gonna be black and blue.”
Oof. It’s pretty cringeworthy.
Wahlberg goes on to explain that he recently confiscated his daughter’s phone privileges as punishment, which (like most teens) Ella didn’t particularly appreciate. She also didn’t think it was fair, noting that her brothers didn’t lose anything when they were bad.
“If I took their iPads they wouldn’t care,” countered Wahlberg. “They’d just go throw a ball or bounce their head off the wall and they’d still be happy. You live for the phone, so I got to get you where it counts, kid.”
Well, he might have a point there.More On