There are many ways to describe Fatman Scoop: 90s icon, hip-hop promoter, reality TV star... however, even as recently as last week, "a fan of the beautiful game" would not have made that list. So when football fans tuned in to the Monday night derby to watch Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Everton, they were more than stunned to find him in the stands.
Decked out in a scarf and sunglasses, when the Be Faithful hit maker – real name Isaac Freeman III – joined thousands of football fans at Goodison Park on 19 December, the internet went wild.
While bemused bystanders debated whether it was really him, members of the online community noted that the American star seemed out of place at the event.
Capital radio presenter Ryan Arnold: tweeted "HANG ON is that @fatmanscoop watching in the stands?!" to which the American replied: "yes! Was me learning the game."
Fatman Scoop later confirmed his attendance via a snap, with the caption: "Me before the #EVELIV game last night!!! Still learning the game..... I LOVE IT"
Although his cameo sent the online community into a frenzy, it wasn't actually his first time at a football match. Back in October he watched the Liverpool take on Manchester United. Sharing the experience on Instagram, he told his 41K followers: "The first sports game I've ever been to when the final score is 0-0. I had a GREAT night!!! @liverpoolfc @manchesterunited #LIVMUN"
Back then the father-of-two, who appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2015, told the Liverpool Echo that he knew football was an integral part of British life. He said: "If I'm here [in the UK] I kind of want to learn the culture," he said. "Liverpool have given me the opportunity to come here and red is my favourite colour too, so that helps."