When it comes to being a country singer, Jake Owen can make women swoon with his sweet southern vocals. But, perhaps, the same can’t be said of his rapping skills.
But, of course, you need to be the judge of that.
The “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” singer is the latest country star to appear on TBS’ series “Drop The Mic,” a spinoff from a popular segment on CBS’s “The Late Late Show With James Corden.” In a brand-new episode, which aired on Dec. 12, Jake challenged singer, actor, comedian and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” game show host Wayne Brady in the ultimate celebrity rap battle. Each star took turns spitting rhymes into the microphone until the announcer pulled the plug.
“Jiggy” Jake had the honors of starting off the war of words, and began making fun of his challenger’s bald head. He then poked fun at Wayne’s role as a comedian, and claimed that he could never be “as famous as Kevin Hart.”
After Jake’s lighthearted attack on his opponent, Wayne took the microphone and fiercely made a few rhythmical jabs at the country crooner’s expense. He even went as far as to joke that he’d rather listen to Justin Bieber. Pointing out the lack of hair on his own head, Wayne said he’d grow out his locks if Jake “learned how to sing.”
Despite Wayne’s harsh jokes, a confident Jake came back and playfully threw some shade at his rival’s dance skills before Wayne replied with some new insults about Jake’s earlier country hits and his trophy collection.
The two stars went back and forth about three times before the show’s co-host, Method Man, stepped in and asked the fans to decide their winner. In the end, “Shady” Wayne Brady won the challenge by a bigger round of applause. But, we don’t think the loss was any skin off Jake’s back.
This, of course, isn’t the first time a country singer has tried their shot at winning a rap battle on the program. Back in November, the members of Rascal Flatts went head-to-head against ’90s R&B/pop group Boyz II Men, but lost.
If you loved watching Jake and Wayne battle it out, there’s more viewing to be had! Upcoming episodes of “Drop the Mic” will feature actors David Arquette vs. Brian Tyree Henry and “Modern Family”s Jesse Tyler Ferguson vs. “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz.