Watch Morgan Freeman Flawlessly Rap Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On"
Morgan Freeman is ice cold.
Last week came the release of a teaser trailer for a Super Bowl commercial showing Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes teaching actors Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage, respectively, how to rap. Now, another commercial has dropped and shows the final results of Freeman and Dinklage’s training.
The first half of the ad finds Dinklage rapping Busta Rhymes guest feature on Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now,” with the actor representing Doritos. The remainder of the commercial is all about Freeman, as he drinks Mountain Dew and proceeds to rap Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On.”
Both performances are great, and although Dinklage initially has the upper hand (he’s rapping Busta Rhymes which is no easy feat), Freeman wins not only for delivery but presentation, turning everything he touches into ice.
“I never tried rapping before,” he said in an interview with PEOPLE about the commercial. “If it came natural to me I think I would have made some money doing it. It didn’t come naturally at all. Talking that fast and trying to be clear is difficult for someone like me who is used to talking slow.”
“I had to do it pretty much all day to get it right,” he added. “You have to rehearse it and rehearse it and rehearse it and then do it for different set ups, camera angles etc. So yeah, over and over. By the end of the day you pretty much got the lip sync down.”
Check the commercial above. This year’s Super Bowl is happening on February 4, between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.