Earlier this week, the fierce Gina Rodriguez, star of Jane the Virgin presented the world to “Cutz,” her rap alter ego on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The host sneakily dug into the NYU alum’s past and asked her about her rap days. While at first stunned by Fallon’s reveal of her MCing ways, to a national audience on live television no less, Rodriguez admitted to not only rapping on campus but to writing lyrics and being a part of a duo with her friend who went by Lady Fury.
Despite Lady Fury & Cutz’s enthusiasm for making original music, the duo stuck to the tried and true musical classics at college parties.
We would write foolishly, then when we got invited to college parties and they would be like oh, rap! And we would be like right of the dome, phew!!! Not off the dome… but we were dropping those rhymes all over NYU.
Then Fallon popped his hand up with a hidden mic surprising Rodriguez in hopes that she will spit a few bars. Although she looked like a deer in the headlights at first, she was game and with an assist from The Roots she went in on Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass,” even though Fallon was hoping for a possible freestyle or Lady Fury & Cutz piece.
Are you hoping for a Jane the Virgin rap episode after watching Rodriguez drop some bars on the Tonight Show? I sure am.
Jane the Virgin third season premieres on Monday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. E.T. on the CW.