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Brian Williams Raps 'Baby Got Back' on 'Tonight Show' (Video)

Jimmy Fallon debuted the latest mashup Monday as the late-night talk show kicked off a week in Orlando.

Brian Williams Gin and Juice -- H 2014
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Brian Williams’ latest rap opened the Tonight Show’s weeklong stint in Orlando, Fla. — and it was a doozy.

Two months after Williams’ “Gin and Juice” mashup, Jimmy Fallon unveiled a the latest compilation of the newsman’s NBC Nightly News clips for Sir Mix a Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”

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Williams’ “raps” have become a Tonight Show go-to sketch. The mashups feature actual footage of Williams reporting the news spliced together to make it seem like he’s rapping.

The most recent rendition also featured Savannah Guthrie, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb providing the “yeahs” in the chorus.

During an April appearance, Williams told Fallon that Cuba Gooding Jr. once approached him at a New York Rangers game and said, “You’re a huge figure in the rap and hip-hop community.” Williams also suggested some ideas for future mashups — “some pre-hearing loss Foxy Brown” or “any Luda[cris]” — before going dropping some lines from “Rollout (My Business).”