The cast of Encanto had another voice joining their Oscar performance of We Don’t Talk About Bruno, rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
The Grammy winner took the stage with stars from the Oscar-winning Disney film, including Stephanie Beatriz, Carolina Gaitan, Diane Guerrero and Mauro Castillo.
Also part of the ensemble were the musicians Luis Fonsi, known for his single Despacito, and Becky G.
Megan, real name Megan Pete, weaved her way through the Oscars crowd, rapping in a ruffled yellow dress for the bridge of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tune.
The 27-year-old was flanked at one point during the performance by stars Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet, who clapped along to the verse.
Zendaya, who stars in the Oscar-winning Dune, was even mentioned by Megan, along with co-hosts Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes.
“Magic everywhere, stars everywhere… Zendaya over there. Oh no we got three hoes these women are the best and they kill all the jokes,” she rapped.
“So many nominees, everyone is nervous. I saw all the envelopes way behind the curtains.”
Encanto’s We Don’t Talk About Bruno was the first Disney original song to ever top the official UK singles chart, staying at number one for more than seven consecutive weeks.
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The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 94th Academy Awards.
Producer Yvett Merino said, “I am so proud to be part of a film that focuses on beautiful, diverse characters and where people find themselves in the film.”
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote and composed the eight original songs on Encanto and is nominated in the Best Original Song category for his track Dos Oruguitas.
He has been tipped to win a statue at the Los Angeles ceremony but will be absent from proceedings after his wife tested positive for Covid.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/megan-thee-stallion-raps-verse-on-encantos-we-dont-talk-about-bruno-at-oscars-41493762.html Megan Thee Stallion raps verses on Encanto’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” at the Oscars