Show Transcript
[SOUND] What's up Essence Live. Welcome back. Joining me now is no stranger to the Essence Live family. The beautiful and talented Ms. Yara Shahidi. How are you? I'm good. How are you? I'm well. It's so nice to see you here in New York City because last I saw you, you were co-hosting with me in New Orleans. Too much fun. No such thing as too much fun. That's true. So, we have a fun little game for you. I like games. So, of course, if anyone follows you on Instagram or is a fan of yours they know that your cousin is Nas, who's also a friend of Essence. Are you gonna make me rap? We're gonna ask you to finish Going on. If [FOREIGN] if possible. No press. No pressure. Just everybody watching. [LAUGH] Just the world. Just the world. And maybe we'll send it to his inbox directly. I don't know. I don't know. I'm just saying. And no bite. I will give you this hint, this is from I Can. Okay. Ghetto children, do your thing. Hold your head up little man, you're a king. Young princess when you get your wedding ring, your man is saying She's my queen. Okay, okay. You got it, you got it. So this one is from If I Ruled The World. All right? Lifestyle cruising blue Bahama waters, no welfare supporters more conscious of the way we Raise our daughters? Yes! Yes! Okay, two for two, all right, and that's the last one we have for the finish of the lyric, do you want to freestyle anything? No, you don't have to. No, that's In my head I just walk around the Essence office and I go bars, bars and I see if anybody is going to challenge me. [LAUGHTER] Nobody really does expect for Yolanda our entertainment editor and I'm really That is fantastic. trying to take her tone it sounds like what bars. And then I like, just drop a piece of paper. I'm so serious, the thing is, when I read lyrics, like, it's no longer cute or to rhythm, it's just me trying to spit off things so I memorize all right, and it's like what you want, you want a house, you want a car from me, cause in a [UNKNOWN] piano, or a guitar, anything, so my name is Lucy, I'm your dog. Yes. You can live them all. I can see the evil, I can tell it. I know it's legal, I don't think about [UNKNOWN] regal and that's- We gonna be all right. We gonna be all right. Yes, I'm really. Really good to come in for the course. [LAUGH] Thank you. I'm really good to come in for the course. Thank you so very much for taking so much time with us. You're such a joy and a pleasure. I wish you nothing but everything you ever dreamed for. [MUSIC]

Yara Shahidi Plays a Special Nas Edition of "Finish That Lyric"

ESSENCE Live host Dana Blair sits down with Yara Shahidi of 'Blackish' to play a special "Finish That Lyric" using songs hits from her cousin Nas.