We weren’t kidding. There truly is a Jay Z lyric for every single thing, and this proved true Sunday night at the 2016 Emmys. While his wife Beyonce was nominated for four Emmys and walked away with none, the rapping mogul still won big at the award show when his lyrics were dropped in a couple of acceptance speeches throughout the night.
It all started when Sterling K. Brown picked up a well-deserved Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his role as Christopher Darden in The American Crime Story: The People v. OJ. In his emotional acceptance speech, Brown thanked his parents, St. Louis, his alma mater Stanford, and directors and writers before saving the best for last — wife Ryan Michelle Bathe. “Contrary to popular belief,” Brown said as the wrap-up music started playing, “I got the hottest chick in the game rocking my chain.” An obvious, while slightly different, reference to Jay Z’s “Public Service Announcement” where he raps, “I got the hottest chick in the game wearing my chain.”