We don’t usually picture a 94-year-old staring straight ahead at a camera and asking the pertinent question, “Who you callin’ a bitch?” Language like that is generally thought to shock people of a certain age… and even if it doesn’t, you don’t often see them going around using it.
Unless the 94-year-old in question happens to be Betty White. It turns out the former Golden Girl can still dish it out, unlike a few people in her age bracket; in fact she can dish it out better than most people at any age.
White made a special satellite appearance at VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens on Monday night where she gave the tributes to a fellow queen — Queen Latifah, to be exact.
Rather than praise Latifah for all of her work in the genre over the years, White opted for the comedy route. With a straight face she decided to forgo heartfelt sentiments and used Latifah’s own words to express herself instead.
“I walked past these dudes. When they passed me one of ’em felt my booty, he was nasty,” she deadpans in the dramatic reading of “U.N.I.T.Y.”
Seems like a pretty great choice of tribute to us. Not only did White prove that she’s still got it with her impeccable delivery, but choosing the lyrics from that song in particular sent a pretty powerful female empowerment message — which was actually Latifah’s intent when she first released the single.
In fact, our only complaint is that the video is entirely too short. We could have listened to Betty White rap all day. It’s too bad she’s not on TV on the regular anymore — it’s a rare comedian who can match her impeccable comedic timing.