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Ariana DeBose Talks Making Her BAFTAs Rap & If She'll Ever Perform It Live Again

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Ariana DeBose became a viral sensation last month after she performed an original number at the BAFTAs in which she rapped some lines about the female nominees including, “Angela Bassett did the thing.” Now, the Oscar-winning actress is opening up about the making of the number and if she’ll ever perform it live again. Ariana is currently gearing up for her Authenticity concerts on April 1 in London and April 8 in New York City. Keep reading to find out more… “I don’t shy away from it,” Ariana told Time Out about working the number into the show. “I’m not gonna give any details on how we do it.

But I can tell you that I own every ounce of what that BAFTA rap is. I have fun with it in the show. So if you’re coming to have fun, you’ll enjoy it.” Ariana was asked about the behind-the-scenes process of writing the number.

She said, “[My musical director Benjamin Rauhala and I] wrote that little ditty in my living room doing exactly what we’ve always done: being silly together.

We also understand that each and every one of these women are a part of massively different projects. And we only had a certain amount of time to get these beautiful women their deserved shoutouts.

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