Federline says his Super Bowl ad is really poking fun at his image

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated January 30, 2007 08:25 AM

Fast-food workers everywhere were offended last week by news of Kevin Federline’s new Super Bowl ad – but the rapper says the joke’s on him.

“We’re really not trying to insult anybody,” Federline, 28, tells Reuters of his Nationwide ad, in which he play a fry cook dreaming of stardom. (To see it, click here.)

The spot, he points out, is a play on his image as an aspiring rapper.

“I was skeptical at first,” he says. “The whole idea of poking fun at myself – that’s where I was iffy.”

But Federline, who will watch the Super Bowl from Nationwide’s box seats, says he hopes his ad, along with his October guest spot last October on CSI, will lead to even more roles.

“The acting thing is very much on my mind,” he says.