Brittany Snow was just 9 years old when Coolio released “Gangsta’s Paradise” but the song holds a special place in the Pitch Perfect 2 star’s heart.
As the 29-year-old told Ellen DeGeneres on Monday, the song, from the 1995 Michelle Pfeiffer film Dangerous Minds was her go-to karaoke song when she and the cast would go out after a day of filming.
It didn’t take much encouragement to get her to perform it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
To be honest, it’s the first time we’ve understood all the lyrics, thanks to Snow’s clear enunciation. “Look how cool I am,” she quipped.
Later, the actress responded to Tweets about her impromptu performance, writing, “This is by far the dorkiest thing I’ve ever done. Ever.”
And in response to someone who claimed that Snow “did not choose the thug life the thug life chose her,” she replied, “Truer words have never been tweeted.”