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Jimmy Fallon unveiled a video edit of Brian Williams' "NBC Nightly News" broadcasts to make the anchor appear as if he is rapping, this time featuring a Snoop Dogg classic.
Jimmy Fallon unveiled a new Brian Williams rap video on "The Tonight Show," this time featuring Snoop Dogg's 1996 classic "Gin and Juice."
Fallon staffer John MacDonald has been remixing Williams' "NBC Nightly News" broadcasts to make the anchor appear as if he's rapping to classic hip-hop songs. A video made with Sugar Hill Gang's 1979 song "Rapper's Delight" currently has 8.9 million YouTube views.
While sitting next to Fallon as a guest on the show, Williams explained how his life has changed since the clips have aired. He also took the opportunity to take a few jabs at the late night host.
"Every night I'm doing the broadcast that pays for your hobby and all this," Williams joked while pointing at the studio, "and people think I have somehow colluded into the making of these videos. Let's be clear, I have never said hippity."
Williams also confornted Fallon over a word he said in a Baghdad broadcast during wartime, to which Fallon shrewdly replied, "I think that word was hippity."
Addressing Twitter reactions to the videos, Williams said people have been acting as if they had discovered water. "It's unbelievable, and it's all anyone mentions to me anymore."
The NBC News anchor also revealed he recently ran into Cuba Gooding Jr. at a New York Rangers game and the actor told him he had become "a huge figure in the rap and hip-hop community."
Then, Williams astounded Fallon with rap knowledge by suggesting songs by Foxy Brown and Ludacris for future videos.
"Whatchu got in that bag?" Williams said, quoting a line from rapper Ludacris' 2001 hit "Rollout (My Business)."
Watch the rap above. You can also hear the interview below.