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Watch LL Cool J, T.I., and Hugh Jackman Awkwardly Rap The Music Man at the Tonys

Well, that happened! A few hours into the Tony Awards, host Hugh Jackman started talking about being in a childhood production of The Music Man and did a few lines from the show’s rhythmic opening number, “Rock Island.” He talked about how the song was a predecessor to rap, and then, out of nowhere, brought in LL Cool J and T.I. to join him in actually doing the song as a rap. It was strange, awkward, and … in its own way, kind of amazing! Watch the full performance below (and stick around for Hugh’s post-song banter, which is really awkward).

Watch LL Cool J and T.I. Rap The Music Man