This is so epic. Carrie Underwood thrilled fans of both country and rap music when she performed a ridiculously awesome version of her song ‘See You Again,’ mashed up with Wiz Khalifa’s song of the same name!
We all know Carrie Underwood is talented beyond words, but we might not have known that she can rap, too! Yup, the country superstar demonstrated her rhyme-spitting abilities while performing at the Big Barrel Music Festival in Dover, Delaware on June 28 and, thanks to this thing called the internet, we’ve got video! Really though, when you have a song with the same title as a Wiz Khalifa song, what are you gonna do, not combine the two? Check out this awesome clip of Carrie performing a mashup of she and Wiz’s respective versions of “See You Again!”
The performance starts off as any typical Carrie performance does: absolutely breathtaking vocals, stunning stage presence, etc. She croons her gorgeous ballad, and the crowd obviously is eating it right up.
And then, something kinda extraordinary happens. Around the 40 second mark, the blonde beauty transitions into Wiz’s “See You Again.” For those of us who are familiar with the gorgeous tune, we know that it starts with a sung section, which Carrie sounds incredible on. However, because the rapping doesn’t come until later in the song, it was unclear whether she would really go for it.
Well, at about the one minute mark, our questions are answered. Oh, Carrie raps. She raps like the freaking superstar she is and, honestly, it’s sparking some serious ideas over here about a country/rap crossover album. At the very least, we’re going to need a legit Wiz and Carrie duet at the next awards show.
It seems that Carrie was just as inspired by the song as we are watching it back. Following the performance she took to Twitter to thank fans, and her excitement was adorable.
Thanks to all who came out to the @BigBarrelFest ! You were such an amazing crowd! I’m so happy there’s no way I’m gonna to sleep tonight!
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) June 29, 2015
What do you think of Carrie’s mashup performance? Should she venture into rap more often?
— Casey Mink