Watch Chance The Rapper’s Surprise Appearance in Stephen Colbert’s Opening Song at the Emmys
Common may have beaten his fellow Chicagoan Chance The Rapper for the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Emmy Award, but Chance still got a spotlight at the official ceremony tonight. During host Stephen Colbert’s opening musical number, which was all about how everything is better on TV and featured appearances from Anthony Anderson, Allison Janney, Millie Bobby Brown, the casts of Veep and The Americans, and a bunch of dancing Handmaids, Chance popped up to inject a little wokeness into the proceedings. He stayed very on-brand by rapping about social issues, delivering lines like “I like Brooklyn Nine Nine, in fact I’m addicted/ But where’s the cop show where one gets convicted?” and “Bob’s Burgersmake you smile, but please don’t ignore/ The decline of the independent family-run store.” Watch a clip of Chance’s appearance below.
— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) September 18, 2017
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