Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake have already created a masterpiece with their “History of Rap” series, and on Tuesday night the late night host got some help from Anne Hathaway to deliver Broadway renditions of rap songs on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.”
If Jay Z hadn’t beaten her to the punch, Anne Hathaway might’ve just earned a spot on the remix of Kendrick Lamar’s hit “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe.”
Fallon sat behind a piano for musical assistance, while Hathaway stood nearby behind the mic belting her heart out. They began with a Broadway version of Snoop Doog’s “Gin and Juice,” and for a second it seemed like the 31-year-old actress was really feeling the “drama in the LBC.”
50 Cent’s smash hit “In Da Club” was up next, complete with a little ass shaking from Hathaway, but it was Kendrick Lamar’s good kid m.A.A.d. city single that stole the show. First of all, who knew that the refrain “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” could sound so lovely at a higher octave? And, who knew that Hathaway had a little West Coast attitude in her?
The “Les Miserables” star added her own twist to the song, which Kendrick would’ve surely appreciated, crooning, “Hatha-hating bitch ass bitch, don’t kill my vibe.”
Trophies for Anne Hathaway. Watch the clip above.