Emmy Award-winning actress Betty White has joined forces with British dance diva Luciana for the chart star’s latest hit single.
Entitled I’m Still Hot and featuring the 89 year-old comedienne professionally rapping, it has already been a No.1 Billboard Dance Club smash in the United States.
The accompanying video – which premiered in Los Angeles earlier this week – boasts bodybuilders, cheesecake, break-dancing and a boa constrictor.
The rap even features a reference to the hugely-successful sitcom The Golden Girls, which starred White alongside Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.
The track, re-mixed by Grammy-nominated David Audé, has already garnered critical acclaim and commercial success in the U.S. – and now looks set to dominate airwaves across the world.
A portion of the song’s iTunes net proceeds benefits the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, of which White is a patron.
Already an established singer/songwriter, Luciana – full name Luciana Caporaso – is a long-standing performer who most notably featured on the No.2 smash-hit Bodyrox single Yeah Yeah in 2006 and the Taio Cruz single Come On Girls, which reached No.5 in 2008.
She was also one half of Donna Air’s band Crush in 1997 and remains an internationally successful artist. In 2010, her single I Like That was certified Double-Platinum in Australia, for sales in excess of 140,000 units, and knocked Lady Gaga/Beyonce’s Telephone from atop the Dance Charts.
She also co-wrote the track Cupid Boy on Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite.
Both Caporaso and White have huge gay and lesbian followings.
“We originally started with the idea of a video to reach seniors through social media, but when we heard the song, the project snowballed and we decided to do the remix and have the proceeds benefit one of Betty White’s favorite charities, The Los Angeles Zoo,” said Stephen Terrell, co-founder of The Lifeline Program.
“The project brings new exposure to Luciana, supports one of Betty’s favorite charities and creates awareness for life settlements.”