The Ultimate List of Hip Hop Artists Who Have Landed Fitness Magazine Covers

The Ultimate List of Hip Hop Artists Who Have Landed Fitness Magazine Covers


Hip hop is a competitive field, competing in music, business, and fitness.  Being on stage performing night in and night out and constantly being on camera takes some serious dedication in the gym. While many artists stay in shape, only a few take it to the next level and have graced the cover of fitness magazines.

This is a list of rapper’s whose commitment to fitness has led them to land magazine covers…

Flo Rida

Since he was 14-years old, fitness has been a huge part of Flo’s life and it continues to be today. Flo Rida “works out every day, even when I’m on the road. I have to, it keeps me going in my performances – and I perform multiple nights a week all over the country.”

He currently has his own workout program called Flo Fit, as well as being involved with Celsius, a fitness drink. 

No pain no gain 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾 #FloFit #India 🇮🇳

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"Flo Rida" Rapper On Cover of Fitness Magazine

LL Cool J

One of the hardest working men in show business, hands down.  In addition to a leading role on NCIS: Los Angeles, hosting Lip Sync Battle, and hosting the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in 2016, LL created his own workout program called LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout. (3x Men’s Fitness July 2003, August 2008, May 2012).
LL Cool J Fitness Magazine Cover


50 Cent

Despite one of the busiest schedules in the industry running– being involved with SMS Audio and acting/producing on the hit show Power on STARZ — the hip hop mogul always finds time for the gym as a three-time cover man for Muscle and Fitness (February 2010, August 2015, December 2016)

50 Cent Fitness Magazine Cover


Usher makes hits and has been since 1997 with My Way.  But he landed on the cover of Men’s Health for actually hitting people in the movie Hands of Stone where he portrayed one of the greatest pound for pound fighters of all time Sugar Ray Leonard.

Usher Fitness Magazine Cover


Following the release of Country Grammar, Nelly landed his first Men’s Health Cover in October 2004. His physique and athleticism allowed him to land the role as running back Earl Megget in the remake of The Longest Yard.

Nelly Fitness Magazine Cover

Bonus Mention: Mark Wahlberg

Well, he’s not a rapper…anymore, but we decided to add him anyway.  He’s been on the cover fitness magazines 7 times.  He even has his own nutrition line called Performance Inspired.


And of course, there is this gem from 1993…

Mark Wahlberg Fitness Magazine Cover

RELATED: 7 Things About Flo Rida You Definitely Didn’t Know

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