Winnipeg police push into winter driving rap battle with Salt N Pepa parody

Yo, yo, yo, yo little tyke, Winnipeg has dropped the mic, answering the Canadian police rap challenge with a little Salt N Pepa.

'It's a fun way to remind people about safe winter driving,' Const. Eric Hofley says

The Winnipeg Police Service has channelled its inner Salt N Pepa for a safe winter driving rap. (The Associated Press)

Yo, yo, yo, yo little tyke, Winnipeg has dropped the mic, answering the Canadian police rap challenge with a little Salt N Pepa parody.

(Don't) Push It is the Winnipeg Police Service's entry into the safe winter driving song challenge, which started last week when the Kindersley RCMP detachment in Saskatchewan posted a parody of Ice Ice Baby on Facebook.

The Kindersley RCMP started the rap battle with their parody of Vanilla Ice's song Ice Ice Baby. (Facebook)

Other RCMP detachments and municipal police services across Saskatchewan and Alberta started responding with their own raps, rewriting the lyrics of songs by Flo Rida (Shawty Got Low), Will Smith (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song), Spice Girls (Wannabe), Sir Mix-a-Lot (Baby Got Back) and more.

"It's a fun way to remind people about safe winter driving," said WPS spokesman Const. Eric Hofley.

Winnipeg police were too busy with Grey Cup staffing levels to find time to pen a response before now, he said.

If you're hoping to hear the police services actually perform their raps, you're outta luck, yo. So far, they're just in text form.

CBC News asked Hofley if he would be up for singing a few lines but he had a blunt response.

"Negative."

The RCMP detachment in Kindersley, Sask., launched the rap battle with police forces across the country last week. (Facebook)

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