Hip-hop is the single most influential institution in popular culture and yet it’s still extremely surprising to see a non-rapper celebrity, well, rapping.
No one expects an Oscar-winning actress to spit bars over a beat from Illmatic, but, as evidenced by the list of celebrities who can rhyme below, it happens.
From Sandra Bullock to Selena Gomez, these are just a few of the famous folks who, on the low, just might have what it takes to be an MC.
As if it wasn’t enough that Lupita has an Oscar, come to find the girl has flow too. Just a few days ago, she dropped some fire bars over Nas’ “New York State of Mind” instrumental. She really said, “Disney on the books, so you know I stay paid.” STUNT. Grammy next?
Remember how surprised us the first time we saw bro rap Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” without missing a beat? It’s still kind of hard to believe that Harry Potter can actually spit.
Harriet the Spy grew up and started rapping Nicki Minaj. She bodied that verse too.
This was a big deal when it first happened. Nobody expected the then-teeny bopper to black out like that.
Most people forget that Black Mamba had hip-hop aspirations. This is his guest verse from Brian McKnight’s 1998 single, “Hold Me.”
She went from rapping Big Sean to dating him. Iconic.
To be fair, literally everyone on Earth of a certain age knows this song, but still, it’s not every day that you see Sandra Bullock busting a rhyme. Good for her.
Millie Bobby Brown
Life hasn’t been the same since Eleven from Stranger Things rapped the “Monster” verse. We love her so much.