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Ari Lennox recently went on Instagram Live and while the live session was streaming she reenacted a scene from Hustle & Flow.

“You know it’s hard out here for a pimp/When he tryin to get this money for the rent,” Lennox sang Taraji P. Henson’s famous scene from the 2005 Craig Brewer-directed film.

Lennox perfectly nailed the scene. However, the “Shea Butter Baby” singer told her fans, “No, I can’t do ‘Hustle & Flow’ either.

Some of Lennox’s viewers reassured the singer that she killed it while some asked for her to reenact more scenes from other cult classic films such as The Color Purple and Waiting To Exhale.

The movie won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its theme song titled “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp” by Three 6 Mafia. Henson also won Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the Black Movie Awards.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.