It’s Rick James, bitch! Actually, it’s Jason Derulo. In a preview for the Thursday, April 7, episode of Lip Sync Battle, the “Talk Dirty” singer gets his groove on in a skin-baring ensemble for an epic rendition of the R&B legend’s iconic track “Super Freak.”
In the hilarious clip, a bewigged Derulo, 26, takes the stage with a bevy of female dancers who writhe on the pop star as he expertly mimes the lyrics of the late James’ 1981 megahit.
When the So You Think You Can Dance judge wows the crowd with a set of impassioned pelvic thrusts, show host LL Cool J and Derulo’s opponent, Katharine McPhee, smile and laugh from the sidelines. The series’ unofficial hype girl, Chrissy Teigen, can’t help but bust a move from her post at the DJ booth.
While McPhee’s repertoire hasn’t been revealed yet, it’s clear that the American Idol and Smash alum has a lot to live up to, given Derulo’s spot-on performance.
Watch the video above. Tune in to see Derulo face off against McPhee on Spike on Thursday, April, 7, at 10 p.m. ET.
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