Rita Wilson Breaks The Internet With Rap Performance At The Emmys
Rita Wilson surprised Emmy viewers by rapping during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Wilson rapped to the beat of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend,” but changed the lyrics to be about television.
“Who knew, who knew they had so much TV?” she rapped, proceeding to shoutout to Sesame Street. “So many characters I love. In fact, that’s Bert and Ernie’s business, we don’t care about that,” she continued.
Social media loved Wilson’s performance, with some even going as far as to say that she is a better rapper than her son, Chet Hanks.
— Afua S. Owusu (@afuasowusu) September 20, 2021
— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) September 20, 2021
Rita Wilson is my favorite hip hop artist.
— Guy Branum (@guybranum) September 20, 2021
This wasn’t Wilson’s first attempt at performing hip hop, as she posted a video on her Instagram page showing off her rapping skills as she sang over Naughty By Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray.”
Wilson learned the song for her role in Boy Genius and decided to post it online for fun.
“I thought, well, I’m either going to get completely trashed for this and people will think it’s insane, and Naughty By Nature will be, like, trolling me on the Internet. I really didn’t know. But I did have a moment of, like, here goes, when I pushed send,” Wilson told NPR.
Wilson also showed off her interest in music when she appeared on the popular television show The Masked Singer as a guest panelist in April.
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