The ad opens inside a retro-style diner with a customer telling the waiter she wants a Coke. He replies in the form of a familiar question, “Is Pepsi okay?”
Steve Carrell leaps up and echoes the question in a mock, rhetorical reply saying, “Is Pepsi okay?” and goes on to question a long list of other things including, “Is the laughter of a small child okay?”
Lil Jon is perched on a stool behind the counter wearing a shirt which bears the message “OKAAAY.” He shouts an exaggerated “Okaaayyy!” and then Grammy-nominated rapper Cardi B struts into the diner, Pepsi in hand and voices her mutual approval with her signature “Okurrr” sound.
The whole ad is absolutely hilarious and one of the highlights in an arguably dull Super Bowl faceoff. Pepsi is issuing a verbal challenge to its biggest industry rival in a fun, almost self-deprecating kind of way in the ad. In short, everyone rocks!
Cardi B will perform as part of a star-studded list of music artists who are slated to appear at RODEOHOUSTON in Houston, Texas on March 1 (Tickets). She’s also scheduled to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Mar. 14 (Tickets).