Each person’s quarantine breaking point looks a little bit different. Apparently, Rita Wilson is taking a break from reading Ender’s Game to spit every bar of a classic rap jam.
Rita Wilson and husband Tom Hanks have been quarantined in Australia since the couple reported on March 11 that they had tested positive for coronavirus. Both have been posting to social media semi-frequently, updating the world on their symptoms and incorrectly eating Australian food.
Things took a turn for the weird — but impressive! — on Sunday. Wilson posted a video of herself wearing mascara and a floral headband while reading the dystopian 1985 sci-fi novel Ender’s Game. She also happens to be listening to the 1992 rap song “Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature. The gal’s got taste!
After a few moments, the song grabs Wilson’s attention. “Hey, hooo, hey, hooo” she starts quietly singing to herself. Quietly that is UNTIL she ferociously breaks out into the rap lyrics at the outset of the verse right along with the NBN crew. She ends up rapping the whole dang thing for over four minutes and then goes back to reading her novel. RITA, what is going on???
The rap video was apparently the product of too much time in (semi) solitary. Wilson captioned the video “Quarantine Stir Crazy.” Same, Rita. Same.
Wilson got the stamp of approval from the song’s original MCs. The official Naughty by Nature Instagram account posted the video with an approving caption and gave Wilson multiple shout outs in their story.
Tons of celebs also lauded Wilson’s skills in the comments. Kim Kardashian posted the comment “The best video EVER!!!!!!” Real Housewife Kyle Richards implores Rita to “Get better soon!! Come home!” And in the comments of the video on Naughty by Nature’s page, fellow 90s rappers Cypress Hill simply comments “👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼.”
To which we can only give a hard agree. Get well soon, Rita!
UPDATE: March 22, 2020, 5:11 p.m. EDT A previous version of this article misidentified Kyle Richards as Kyle Richardson. That has been updated.