- "You know, there's somethin' powerful about seeing a black man that's bulletproof and unafraid."
- ―Method Man
Clifford M. "Cliff" Smith Jr., known professionally as Method Man, is a rapper and record producer.
After entering a convenience store, Smith and Willie Gomez were held at gunpoint by two robbers. However, the robbers were stopped by Luke Cage, who admitted to being a fan of Method Man. They swapped jackets, Cage's riddled with bullet holes, before Cage left. Following the encounter, Method Man appeared as a guest on Sway Calloway's radio show. He described the encounter and admitted his belief that Luke Cage was a hero, before rapping in tribute.