When you think of Pat Sajak, the first thing that comes to mind is his long-running and award-winning stint on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune. But did you know that the 68-year-old Sajak can also rap?
According to a report from Us Magazine, Sajak appeared on ESPN’s Highly Questionable this past Thursday, and showed off his rapping skills by doing an impromptu performance of Rae Sremmurd’s “No Type” with host Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard. Aside from a little cough in the beginning, Pat Sajak was able to keep it going with Le Batard for about 20 seconds. Co-hosts Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones were able to keep their composure during the rap performance, but they both completely lost it by the end, and Sajak couldn’t hold in his laughter either.
Rae Sremmurd is an up-and-coming duo comprised of Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, two Mississippi-born rap artists whose hit single, “No Type,” will be featured on their upcoming album, SremmLife. For comparison, here is the video of the original song from which Pat Sajak and Le Batard sang a verse.
While Rae Sremmurd has yet to respond to Sajak’s version of their song, the duo did retweet a report from Spin about the popular game show host dropping the beat on live television.
— SPIN (@SPINmagazine) December 12, 2014
Meanwhile, Sajak made jokes about his appearances on Highly Questionable as well as Pardon the Interruption before and after they occurred.
Hanging out on ESPN2’s “Highly Questionable” and ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” this afternoon. I need a hobby.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 11, 2014
Appearances on ESPN yesterday dramatically altered my career. Hoping that counseling will salvage what’s left of it. — Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 12, 2014
Earlier this year, the Inquisitr reported that Pat Sajak took to Twitter to call global warming a hoax, and those who are promoting it are “unpatriotic racists.”
I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night. — Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 20, 2014
Well, shortly after his rap performance on Highly Questionable went viral, Sajak took to Twitter again to remind his followers that he still doesn’t believe in global warming. But he did it in a rather clever way.
Total change of heart on global warming. All in. Starting nonprofit called Severe Climate Action Movement. Join us.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 12, 2014
What do you think of Pat Sajak’s rap performance?
[Image via Independent Journal Review]