Would you do “the thing” again? Ariana DeBose is set to host the 2023 Tony Awards…after going viral for this ill-advised performance at the BAFTAs
Ariana DeBose will return to host the 2023 Tony Awards, which will take place Sunday, June 11, in Washington Heights, New York City.
“I was honored to host last year, and even more so to be asked again,” the 32-year-old star said in a statement on her website. Delivery time.
So I look forward to celebrating this great season and the people who do this work. Here’s to adding an uptown flavor to the magic of the Tony Awards.
The actress is set to host, sing and dance during the Tony Awards, according to the outlet.
The news comes just two months after the rapper garnered worldwide attention that she did to open the 76th British Academy Film Awards at EE.
The Latest: Ariana DeBose will return as host for the 2023 Tony Awards, which will take place Sunday, June 11, in Washington Heights, New York City.
February: The news came just two months after she released the worldwide rap opening the 76th British Academy Film Awards at EE. Seen at the award ceremony on February 19, 2023 in London
Ariana took to the stage in February at the BAFTAs to sing about the female nominees.
The award show was hosted by Alison Hammond and Richard Grant, and Ariana opened the show with her performance.
She honored the women nominees – the sisters sang Would You Do It for Themselves
The star is joined by dancers on stage, who then rip her skirt off before she begins naming members of the star-studded audience.
During her performance, Ariana rapped: “Angela Bassett did the thing,” which baffled Twitter users, who called it “cringe.”
She continued, “Viola Davis Oh Lady King/ Blanchett, Kate, you’re a genius and Jamie Lee, you’re all ours!”
Twitter users described her performance as “embarrassing” and “painful” and another called it “terrible”.
One commented on the rocky-faced celebs in the audience, writing: “I spent a lot of time for celebs who smiled charmingly and awkwardly during Ariana DeBose’s painful BAFTA rap.”
In April, Ariana defended her rap, saying time out It was “fun” and “owns every ounce” of her performance.
These were not meant to be Charles Dickens’ words. She said.
On Tik Tok people were asking why (single song) “Blanchett, Cate?” It’s literally a play on Madonna’s “Vogue” rap.
She also said she’s not playing away from the now-viral performance, adding that she’ll be recreating it during upcoming concerts in London and New York.
Wow: Ariana took the stage in February for the BAFTAs Rap Music Award Nominees
Focus: During her performance, Ariana raps: “Angela Bassett did the thing,” which baffled Twitter users, who called it “cringe.”
Cheeky: Ariana also made reference to her infamous performance in late February at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
I still keep what it was. It was just fun. I enjoy memes. There are dj remixes for this little rap.
Ariana also made reference to her infamous performance in late February at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She presented the award for Female Actress in a Drama Series with Diego Luna.
“Diego, do the thing,” Ariana tells him, referring to him opening the envelope and calling out the winner, who is Jennifer Coolidge in “The White Lotus.”