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The Rock Channels Taylor Swift to "Shake It Off"

by Kimberley Richards   Mar 17, 2015 16:05 PM EDT

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Taylor Swift is not the only one who knows how to "Shake It Off." The Rock -- aka Dwayne Johnson -- gave us a snippet of him lip-syncing Swift's hit.

Billboard reported that The Rock will be LL Cool J's first guest on the new show Lip Sync Battle.

Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show sketch developed into a competition series for Spike TV  called Lip Sync Battle.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Lip Sync Battle originators Stephen Merchant, John Krasinski and Fallon are all on board to produce and perform on the show -- with LL Cool J as the host.

(Photo : Getty/Christopher Polk) LL Cool J

 

"Like the rest of the world, I'm a big fan of these battles, but this show is going to bring it to a whole new level," LL Cool J said in a press release via Entertainment Weekly. "I'm thrilled to be working with Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and the entire team to host the show and can't wait for the fans at home to join in!"

The Rock is building the anticipation for the new show by posting a sneak-peak video to Instagram of him performing "Shake It Off" -- body rolls and everything.

He posted the following caption:

"#LipSyncBattle OF ALL Lip Sync Battles... Channelin' my inner @taylorswift And comin' to take the title from @jimmyfallon #IJustShakeItOffBaby #RockVsFallon #SpikeAPRIL 2nd."

Rolling Stone reported that Beth McCarthy-Miller, former director of Saturday Night Live, will direct the series.

"Lip sync battling is one of the coolest things happening in pop culture right now and already has a huge fan base thanks to the amazing talent involved," said Casey Patterson, a Viacom Entertainment Group executive, via Rolling Stone.

The first episode will air April 2. The public will get to see the "Ladies Love" rapper MC and, of course, The Rock channel his inner Taylor Swift.

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