John Legend Lip Sync Battle Video: Watch Singer Do MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” In Showdown With Common!
John Legend did an amazing impersonation of MC Hammer on Thursday’s premiere of “Lip Sync Battle.” Check out the video below!
As Gossip Cop reported, the new show is a spinoff of the recurring series Jimmy Fallon has done on “Late Night” and “The Tonight Show,” in which he and another star lip sync popular songs to see who can do it better. The first part of the premiere featured Fallon himself competing against Dwayne Johnson, while the second, which aired immediately after, showcased a showdown between collaborators Legend and Common.
Making it all the more entertaining was Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen getting to witness it all as the series’ “color commentator.” The model even said of Legend and Common, “They’re friends, but they may not be after this.” The “Glory” performers, fresh off their Osar, faced off in two rounds. Common went first with The Jackson’s 5 “I Want You Back,” while Legend then rapped Juvenile’s “Slow Motion.” Teigen hilariously berated Legend afterward, thinking his pal out-performed him.
But the next round was even better. Common did his best Lionel Richie for “All Night Long,” complete with a wild wig and crazy dance moves, and then Legend impersonated MC Hammer for “U Can’t Touch This.” And you better believe he was wearing Hammer pants! Teigen appeared stunned to the point of tears, and told Legend, “I’ve never seen you move like that ever!”
Of course, in the end, Teigen had no way on the winner, as it was up to the audience to cheer for who they believed was the victor. Common was declared the champion, and received the coveted “Lip Sync Battle” belt. Teigen tweeted after the broadcast, “John sitting next to me still claiming he won.” Indeed, Legend hilariously tweeted, “I was robbed. I want a recount.” Check out the videos below, and tell us who YOU think deserved to win!.