Move over, Jay Pharaoh -- there’s a new master impersonator taking Hollywood by storm, and he just so happens to be an A-list leading man himself.
During an appearance on "The Queen Latifah Show" to promote his new film "The Equalizer," Denzel Washington shared a couple of jaw-dropping, music-related anecdotes that totally make us see him in a new light. If you didn’t think Denzel was the coolest dude before (which you definitely should have), you’ll be shocked by these epic stories.
First up, Washington revealed that he grew up with Ludacris’ dad, Wayne Bridges. The childhood buds even played at a school talent show together with “wigs and two dollar guitars,” and decided they were going to be the next Beatles.
Latifah tried to put Washington on the spot and get him to rap, but after that didn’t work, Washington came back with an even better treat: A spot-on impression of Jay Z. He launched into a story about being in a recording studio with Lenny Kravitz, who was working on new music with Jay at the time.
Jay Z said to Denzel, “Yeah, D, I’ma play this for you, D,” Washington said, nailing Hov’s smooth voice and signature laugh.
“It was ‘Change Clothes.’ He’s like, so what’d you think, D?’” Washington remembers. “I was like, ‘Play that again!’ He was so nonchalant with it.”
Check out the clip to see Washington’s killer Jay impersonation, and let us know what you think of it in the comments below!