LL Cool J, Lil Dicky, Cedric the Entertainer and other Actors Open Emmys With Biz Markie Tribute

Cedric The Entertainer, Rita Wilson, and LL Cool J appear at the 73RD EMMY AWARDS, broadcast Sunday, Sept. 19 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/5:00-8:00 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. -- Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Cedric the Entertainer hosted the 73rd annual Emmys paying tribute to late hip hop legend Biz Markie by opening up the ceremony with a television-inspired rendition of Markie’s signature hit, “Just a Friend.”

Some notable rappers turn actors joined in with freestyles like Lil Dicky who celebrated the success of his show Dave and LL Cool J. Actor Rita Wilson also joined to kick a verse and other actors helped by singing the chorus.

Watch the “Oh TV, you, you got what I need” performance below.

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