Viewers at home said Wilson ‘broke the Internet’
Rita Wilson sent the internet into a frenzy as she kicked off the 2021 Emmys.
The actress joined hosts Cedric the Entertainer, LL Cool J, Tracee Ellis Ross and “Ted Lasso” star Brendan Hunt in a biz marquee tribute. The stars put a twist on the late rapper’s “Just a Friend.”
“Who knew, who knew they had that much TV?” Wilson rapped before shouting for “Sesame Street.”
“So many characters I like. Really, it’s Burt and Ernie’s business, we don’t care,” she said, waving her hands as if she didn’t care.
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One Twitter user said, “This is how rap used to sound back in the day.” Another social media user said Wilson is “killing it.”
“Biggest revelation of the night? That @RitaWilson can rap! Damn, gurrl! #emmys,” said another.
another user wrote, “I think Rita Wilson is a better rapper than her son,” sending a sly shadow over her son, Chet Hanks.
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couple Second: “Chet is his mother’s son” with a crying laughing emoji.
Wilson has demonstrated his rapping skills in the past as he is famous posted a video On Instagram of herself rapping Naughty by Nature’s “Hip Hop Hurray.”
She dropped the video in the middle of the pandemic and the flick garnered nearly 2 million views.
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she explained NPR That he has always had a love for the great hip-hop group and the song, which he learned for his role in the 2020 film “Boy Genius”. According to Wilson, it took him about a month to fix it.
“I thought, well, I’m either going to be totally trashed for this and people will think it’s crazy, and naughty by nature, like, I have to troll the internet,” Wilson said. “I really didn’t know. But I had a moment, like, here goes, when I pushed dispatch.”