Hot Karl, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shrimp man, was a child rapper.
In the viral story of the shrimp cereal man, worlds have collided once more.
Jensen Karp, 41, the man who claims to have found a spoonful of sugary shrimp tails in his box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, is, in reality, the husband of “Boy Meets World” star Danielle Fishel, 39, a.k.a. Topanga.
Now, fresh information about Karp's ties has come from one of the most unlikely sources: Chance the Rapper.
The Chicago rapper revealed a "fun reality" to his fans in a tweet on Wednesday.
“Fun fact: when I still had a nose ring, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shrimp guy gave me 5 racks to take a video,” Chance, 27, wrote. A video accompanying the tweet shows the two men briefly meeting as Karp gives the videographer-cum-rapper a $5,000 check.
The Karp-hip-hop hero link doesn't stop there, as it's also been reported that the cereal-loving Hollywood hubby has had his fair share of acting roles, including as rapper Hot Karl.
Karp's idiosyncratic career has seen collaborations with a variety of lauded hip-hop artists, including West, Redman, will.i.am, and Fabolous, as his 2016 memoir "Kanye West Owes Me $300 (and other true stories from a white rapper who ALMOST made it big)" suggests.
Karp joined Ice-Rhyme T's Syndicate as a talented young emcee when he was just 11 years old. As a teenager, the rapper entered a freestyle competition organized by Power 106 FM in Los Angeles, where he competed for a record-breaking 45 days before being discovered by Interscope Records, which officially signed Hot Karl to a million-dollar record contract.
Karp soon left Interscope after his debut album, "Your Housekeeper Hates You," which featured a number of guest appearances by well-known hip-hop artists of the time, was never commercially released.
Regardless, at the bottom of a Cinnamon Toast Crunch package, glory awaited.