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Alex the Rapper? Trebek Recites Rap Lyrics From Drake, Kanye West on 'Jeopardy!'

Host Alex Trebek poses on the set at Sony Pictures for the 28th Season Premiere of the television show "Jeopardy" on September 20, 2011 in Culver City, California.

Alex Trebek showed his MC skills Monday on Jeopardy! by reciting rap lyrics from the likes of Drake and Kanye West, among others.

Trebek rapped, "Started from the bottom now we're here, started from the bottom, now the whole team here," from Drake's "Started From The Bottom" as he quoted the clues to category "Let's Rap, Kids" as part of the Jeopardy! College Championship Semi-Finals episode.

"Panda, Panda...Panda, Panda, Panda Panda Panda," he continued in the $1,000 clue with the correct response being "Who is Desiigner."

"I was just getting into this rap thing. I'm not too good at it, but I was getting into it," Trebek joked as the game show headed into commercial break.

For the final $400 clue, the 76-year-old rapped "They mad they ain't famous, they mad they still nameless...but we still hood famous, yeah, we still hood famous," from West's track "Famous."

"I hope I don't get an email from him," he said afterwards.


Trebek also rapped verses from Kendrick Lamar and Lil Wayne.

The official Twitter account of Jeopardy! poked fun at the moment by sharing a video of Trebek's face moving to a hip-hop beat before exploding into a panda emoji.

Previously, Trebek sang the lyrics to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air on Jeopardy! and rapped verses from the likes of Dr. Dre, Notorious B.I.G. and the Beastie Boys as part of a '90s rap song category.

By Wade Sheridan

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.