Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jimmy Fallon Cover Rihanna "BBHMM" as Barbershop Quartet
If you've ever wanted to hear the music of Rihanna sung in the style of a barbershop quartet fronted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, well, now your dreams have come true. On Thursday night (Sept. 25), the The Walk actor appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to give RiRi's R8 single "B*tch Better Have My Money" a total makeover.
With the faux barbershop quartet The Ragtime Gals, Gordon-Levitt gave Rihanna's very hard, very cool single "BBHMM" and turned it into something nearly unrecognizable. Featuring hammy smiles, harmonies for days and even some light lyrical tweaks ("Your wife's in the backseat of my brand new electric car," for instance), "BBHMM" is turned hilariously into a brand new song. The whispers of "blop blop blop" and over enunciation of Rihanna's hip-hop hit don't hurt either.
Of course, the humor of it all was only amplified by the outfits work by Gordon-Levitt, Jimmy Fallon and co. Complete with straw hats, the barbershop quintet it outfitted in striped suits straight out of any old-timey barbershop parlor.
Watch the barbershop quartet makeover of Rihanna's "B*tch Better Have My Money" below:
Gordon-Levitt was on The Tonight Show to promote his new movie, The Walk, which opens in theatres on Friday, Oct. 9. The film stars the 34-year-old actor as high wire artist Phillipe Petit, who walked between the two World Trade Centers in New York City in 1974.