Bow down! Maya Rudolph just won as the best commencement speaker (and singer!) ever. Addressing the class of 2015 at Tulane University, the funny lady sang the National Anthem as Beyonce, and her famous impersonation was as flawless as ever. WATCH the video here!
It wouldn’t truly be a Maya Rudolph speech without her well-known Beyonce impression! The former Saturday Night Live comedienne gave the speech of a lifetime when addressing Tulane University’s graduating class of 2015 on May 16, gifting them with her hilarious — or should we say, flawless — Yonce impression of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Maya Rudolph Impersonates Beyonce — Sings National Anthem At Tulane
Oh, how we miss Maya’s brilliant songstress personalities. Her Beyonce impersonation became one of her trademark comic bits on SNL. So you can imagine just how much fans loved to hear her randomly break out into it, right in the middle of her commencement speech.
Closing her speech, she asks the audience,“Since we are in the Superdome, would you mind rising more time for the National Anthem?” Well, that immediately transitioned into her unexpected Beyonce performance!
Doing her hilarious over-the-top gestures and insane vocal inflections, she had the audience roaring with laughter. The best part was that she also broke into classic Beyonce hits “Single Ladies” and “Drunk In Love!” Totally unexpected and random, but it worked perfectly.
Maya recently portrayed Queen Bey on stage with Martin Short during the Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special. Her funny impression always gets a positive reaction from fans.
Maya Rudolph doing the National Anthem will be forever hilarious. This time with her Beyoncé in the mix! Legend. https://t.co/RdNeNXtlqf
— Alan (@nalanaheem) May 18, 2015
I’ve been saying for the longest that Maya Rudolph is a better Beyonce than Beyonce herself. http://t.co/meX3ESUSod
— Derrick Ferguson (@DLFerguson1) May 18, 2015
yes for Maya Rudolph singing the National Anthem at Tulane’s graduation
— shinnn. (@klinsanity_) May 16, 2015
We just wonder what Queen Bey thinks herself!
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— Julianne Ishler