Every day that doesn’t start with COVID-19 survivor Rita Wilson, hands primly folded, singing the National Anthem in the style of Joni Mitchell from her backyard to a low-rent video game stadium filled with poorly rendered CGI NASCAR fans, is a day wasted. And later today, a video for Rita’s official remix of Hip Hop Hooray with Naughty By Nature will premiere. The Surreal Life has officially become The Real Word, and I have come undone.
I guess Rita’s designated herself the official celebrity spokesperson for Life After COVID-19, and she’s not wasting a single precious second in making the most of it. Apparently “virtual” NASCAR is a mid-pandemic thing that’s happening. It’s “an exhibition esports series featuring many of the sports most talented and popular drivers,” in a “simulation-style showcase.” Ergo Rita’s simulation style anthem showcase. According to E! News:
Rita Wilson is back and better than ever, baby. The actress and singer performed her heart out on Sunday afternoon, after singing the National Anthem during NASCAR’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series Race.
For the special performance—which appeared to take place inside her Los Angeles home—she donned a vibrant red leather jacket, a bandana-printed blouse and loose denim jeans.
Read: Diaper bottom mom jeans and a neckerchief. Here’s Rita’s performance.
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) April 5, 2020
One of the most surprising outcomes of the new world order is that deep fakes have been rendered superfluous. Nothing is real and everything is real. For example, in the year 2020, Chet Haze’s mom rapped her way into an official Hip Hop Hooray remix, the video for which has yet to materialize no matter how frequently I refresh the internet.
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GIVE IT UP FOR!!!! @ritawilson GREAT NEWS ALERT!!! Rita Wilson recorded an OFFICIAL remix to HIP HOP HOORAY!! YOUTUBE VIDEO RELEASE TODAY 4/6!! Streaming on all platforms 4/10. All proceeds from the remix will be donated towards fighting this Corona pandemic!!! Full details and official press release available today!!! PLEASE SHARE AND SUPPORT!!! #naughtybynature #DownWitPPE Reposted from @naughtybynature4ever Today. @ritawilson @naughtybynature4ever Hip Hop Hooray #naughtybynature #RitaWilson #HipHopHooray @unclevinrock @kaygeenbn @treachtribe @tommyboyrecords
According to Variety, “a remix of the group’s 1992 classic ‘Hip Hop Hooray,’ via Tommy Boy Music, and available exclusively on YouTube today” and will be released on digital/streaming platforms on Friday. The proceeds will benefit the MusiCares Foundation Inc. COVID-19 Relief Fund, the same organization that Flavor Flav directed us to on April Fools Day. Look, I’m sure it will all make sense 20 years from now when Chet has been elected as President of The United Western States And Barbados.
Pic: Fox via Twitter