Queen Latifah Performs LL Cool J’s “Rock The Bells” On Lip Sync Battle (VIDEO)
Queen Latifah performs LL Cool J’s rap classic “Rock The Bells” in a preview of Thursday’s episode of “Lip Sync Battle,” delighting the host and prompting him to give her a standing ovation. “LL Cool J is hard as hell!” the Bessie star lip syncs. “Battle anybody I don’t care who you tell!” Watch the video below!
Latifah, who started her career as a an award-winning rapper before focusing on acting, re-creates the host’s iconic style for the performance. She is decked out in gold chains, hoop earrings, and an old-school red ’80s Adidas track suit. During her act, Latifah is flanked by a team of break dancers, as the crowd goes wild for her mimed rap routine. “LL Cool J!” she exclaims. “The greatest of all time!”
The entertainer is set to take on Marlon Wayons in the latest episode of the breakout Spike show. The series has been wildly successful, with stars from all genres showing off their unexpected talent. As Gossip Cop previously reported, Dwayne Johnson defeated Jimmy Fallon, Common out-synced John Legend, Anne Hathaway bested Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick topped John Krasinski, Terry Crews knocked out Mike Tyson, Hoda Kotb schooled Michael Strahan, Stephen Merchant outdid Malin Akerman, Julianne Hough beat Derek Hough, and Pepa conquered Salt.
Watch Queen Latifah perform “Rock The Bells” for “Lip Sync Battle” below! Will you be watching Thursday’s new episode?