Pop stars often get carried away with confidence and decide to tackle rap songs. It’s cute. It’s like watching your friend do drunk karaoke to a rap song, getting most of the words right, and inflating with their own ego as they rap along. By the end, they’re striking a b-boy pose and dropping the mic, a little thought bubble floating above their head filled with the words, “I just killed it.”
The thing is, pop stars’ covers of rap songs are never very good. It’s like watching a dog walk on its two hind legs—sure, it’s kind of impressive that a dog can do that at all, but face it, dogs fucking suck at walking on their hind legs, and they look like little animal clowns when they do it.
That all being said, here is Kelly Clarkson’s cover of “Lose Yourself.” Not bad, right? Then watch Eminem for comparison. Kelly, you are a dog walking on its hind legs. Sorry, but it was cute. *Throws bone*