Sarah Paulson Is Surprisingly Great At Rapping Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Shoop’ On Jimmy Fallon

Sarah Paulson stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, and during this time, the versatile, Emmy-winning actress demonstrated some surprisingly on-point hip-hop skills after the host gently prodded her.

“I hate putting people on the spot,” started Fallon.

“Oh, but you’re going to,” quipped Paulson.

“I heard you know all the words to ‘Shoop'” he said, referring to the 1993 game-changing hip-hop hit by Salt-N-Pepa. For half a second, she looked slightly nervous, but then she stood up and confidently nailed the first few verses of the song, backed by The Roots with Fallon chiming in toward the end.

During the rest of her interview, she hinted at a major “plot twist” coming up in American Horror Story: Roanoke, where she plays the role of Shelby Miller. (“There’s an enormous thing that happens,” she teased.)

She also admitted that after her recent Emmy award, which she won for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark in the People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, she had a dream that the award was taken away from her and given to Kerry Washington.

Paulson also stars in a new drama called Blue Jay, a black and white film that takes place over the course of one afternoon as two small-town high school sweethearts (played by Paulson and Mark Duplass) reunite in a grocery store.