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Watch Tracee Ellis Ross Slay Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” on Lip Sync Battle

We’ve all seen the videos, laughed at the dance movies, and danced in our seats with excitement. Lip Sync Battle is the brainchild of Jimmy Fallon and John Krasinski. In fact, Lip Sync Battle began on Fallon’s show when he was still hosting Late Night. He would invite his  famous friends on the show for two rounds of lip syncing their favorite songs. At the end of the show, the audience or a third celebrity judge would decide who they crowned the best lip syncer.
Lip Sync Battle became so popular that it is now in its second season on Spike TV. The show, much like the segment we know and love, follows pretty much the same format. Your favorite celebrities battle it out for the lip syncing world champion belt, raising the stakes each round.  Like most fights, there’s a little smack talk, too. In between performances, they chat it up with LL Cool J and co-host Chrissy Teigen promising the audience, and their opponent, that they’ll be on the receiving end of the performance of a lifetime.
Blackish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross did just that, battling it out to reign supreme on last night’s Lip Sync Battle. Now, it is known that here at Cliché we love Tracee Ellis Ross, so we may have been a little bit biased when we first heard that she was going to be on the show. However, much like their crazy cool chemistry on Blackish, they carried it over to Lip Sync Battle without breaking a sweat. Though they were competing, it felt more like two friends cheering each other on, albeit a bit competitively.
Anthony started the night off singing “Do Me!” by Bell Biv DeVoe, eagerly showing off some playful sexual appeal and some saucy dance moves. Tracee countered with Nicki Minaj’s pop hit “Super Bass,” earning quite a few cheers from the crowd as she danced across the stage lip-syncing like her life depended on it.
Watch Tracee Ellis Ross slay Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” on Lip Sync Battle below!
For his second performance, Anthony chose CeeLo Green’s “Forget,” fully equipped with a suit, sunglasses, dancers, and a diner-style stool and table, proving that he wasn’t one to underestimate. He threw his jacket and shoe into a willing audience once he finished his performance with a smile and a laugh.
Closing out the show, Tracee performed “Love is A Battlefield” by Pat Benatar in full ‘80s costume and a choreographed dance routine, solidifying her place as the hilarious and talented person we’ve always known she could be. We can’t help but think that she learned a little bit about stage presence from her mom.  In the end, Tracee pulled out the win hugging her friend and competitor after he bowed down to her in congratulation. All in all, we don’t know about you, but we already want to watch it again.
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Photos courtesy of Spike

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