Call it cringe, call it what you will, rapping at your own birthday party will always be suss…
Leo’s recent birthday bash has left us all with a case of déjà vu, reminiscent of Kendall Roy’s iconic birthday soirée on “Succession.” However, Leo took a different route, opting not to make a power move like Kendall but instead showcasing his hidden talent – rapping.
This got me thinking, who in real life actually takes the mic at their own birthday party? While the answer may be floating out there in the vast sea of celebrity knowledge, for now, we’ll just have to settle for Leo’s impressive performance.
In case you missed the memo, Leo just hit the ripe age of 49, and his birthday celebration was a star-studded affair, featuring the likes of Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Tyga.
TMZ shared footage of the highlight – Leo, donning a black cap, passionately rapping along to Gang Starr and Nice & Smooth’s “DWYCK.” The scene is as lively and chaotic as one would expect, with Leo spitting bars into a microphone amidst a dancing crowd.
— meg succession text posts (@successtextpost) November 14, 2023
Naturally, Twitter had a field day with the unexpected performance. Comments ranging from “Bro thinks he’s Kendall Roy” to “You’ll Never Be Him” flooded the platform, reminding us that the spotlight comes with its fair share of scrutiny.
Leo turning into Kendall Roy is a funny plot twist https://t.co/wYcJF4mQdv
— Hood Engineer (@CaliMVP) November 14, 2023
Playful social media banter aside, kudos, Leo, for keeping the party alive and proving that birthdays are for breaking out of the norm, even if it means dropping some unexpected rhymes. Ah, the challenges of being famous.
Was Leo Kendall Roy this whole time? https://t.co/HdFB6n3wzG
— Chris Towers …Is A Real Boy (@CTowersCBS) November 14, 2023
Now, the burning question: can we expect an album?
Why are y’all slandering a guy for celebrating his birthday
— Emmanuel🎄🎄 (@YoloYol86) November 15, 2023
Speaking of unexpected ventures into the rap world, here are three other famous figures who tried their hand at rapping:
Joe Pesci: This single is from Joe Pesci’s 1998 music album, where he takes on the roles of both singer and rapper, embodying the character Vincent LaGuardia Gambini from the film “My Cousin Vinny.”
Notably, the music incorporates samples from Blondie’s “Rapture,” while the chorus playfully mirrors the theme song from “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Interestingly, the persona presented here differs significantly from Vincent Gambini’s character, straying from Pesci’s typical thuggish roles on screen.
Brian Wilson: “Smart Girls” is a hip hop collage infused with multiple Beach Boys samples, self-references, and autobiographical nods.
Within the lyrics, Wilson candidly expresses his fascination with intelligent women, acknowledging that his earlier Beach Boys compositions only scratched the surface in appreciating the depth of women.
The recording of this track was reportedly influenced by Landy’s insistence, and Wilson, when asked about it in 2015, casually remarked, “Yeah, we were just having a good time. Yeah, it was fun. We were just kidding.”
Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan surprised many by delving into the world of rap in 1986 on the album ‘Kingdom Blow’ by the godfather of rap, Kurtis Blow.
The track, titled ‘Street Rock,’ serves as the album’s opener and proudly showcases Dylan’s unexpected venture into the rap genre alongside Kurtis Blow.