Ariana DeBose shares secret quote after BAFTA Awards 2023 rap


February 21, 2023 | 11:21 am

Ariana DeBose shared a cryptic quote on Instagram after deleting her Twitter account.Getty Images for BAFTA

Ariana DeBose went undercover at the 2023 BAFTA Awards after blasting her for her now-viral rap.

Despite deleting her Twitter account following Sunday’s disastrous performance, the “West Side Story” star shared the quote on her Instagram Story on Monday in an apparent attempt to send a message to her critics.

“baby girl [sic]In a world full of choices, choose yourself,” read the original post Shared by @BossBabeCorner account.

“Choose yourself,” the quote read.
Ariana DeBose/Instagram

It’s the only public statement that DeBose, 32, has made, whose covers include Eurythmics’ “Sisters Are Doin’ It Thing for Tungfer” and Sister Sledge’s “We’re Family.”

At one point, the Oscar-winning actress inserted her own rap in which she name-dropped the UK awards show’s female nominees.

“Angela Bassett did the thing. Viola Davis, my ‘Girl King.’ Blanchet Kate, you are a genius. Jamie Lee [Curtis]You all are us,” he raps as the camera cuts to each actress.

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The “West Side Story” star has gone silent at the 2023 BAFTA Awards after her creepy rap went viral.

At one point, he raps, “Angela Bassett did that thing.”

The showrunner is defending DeBose’s performance.

Equally infamous and beloved rap It got instant attention on social mediaFans flocked to comment on the absurdity of reducing Bassett, 64, to someone who simply “did the thing.”

“Ariana DeBose reportedly turned down a performance at King Charles III’s coronation,” joked one Twitter user.

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“This whole performance is so painful when you remember Ariana Debos has more Oscars than Angela Bassett,” tweeted another.

Twitter fires Oscar-winning actress for rap
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“Ariana DeBose’s rap at the BAFTAs is both horrifying and surprising. I can’t stop watching it,” wrote a third viewer.

However, BAFTA presenter Nick Bullen slammed those who mocked the performance.

“The songs she was singing were very familiar songs, the room was clapping, and people were dancing to the music,” he said. Variety said. “That rap segment in the middle, referring to the women in the room, because it’s been a great year for women in film, and we wanted to celebrate that.”

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