Bret Baier, the stoic host of Fox News’ “Special Report,” has another side viewers might be surprised to learn about.
Turns out, he can bust a pretty good rap… yeah, THAT Bret Baier!
The Fox News host was attending a Rascal Flatts concert over the weekend in Bristow, Virginia, when he was called on stage for an impromptu performance.
And while Rascal Flatts is a country music group, Baier opted to sing a cover of The Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 big hip-hop hit, “Rapper’s Delight.”
And he wasn’t half bad.
So @BretBaier just absolutely crushed it on stage with @rascalflatts pic.twitter.com/REST2ACygN
— Calli Norton (@CalliNorton) August 25, 2019
Taking to Instagram afterward, Baier shared a photo of himself on stage and rather humbly acknowledged his performance, brief as it was.
“Ok that was crazy! I was called up on stage at the @rascalflatts concert to sing @official_sugarhillgang ‘s Rapper’s Delight (something I have done at @acchampionship in Lake Tahoe). But a concert! Yeah— sure!” the caption read.
“Rapper’s Delight” has been Baier’s “go-to” song since high school, according to what he told Fox News’ Guy Benson.
He said Rascal Flatts had seen him perform the song at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in 2017 and when he and his wife were invited to go backstage Saturday night, he jokingly told Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus, “If you ever need anyone with Rapper’s Delight,’ I’ve got you covered.”
As for performing with the The Sugarhill Gang, Ashley Moir, a booker for “Special Report,” shared a video in December of Baier doing just that at a Christmas party.
She tweeted: “My boss is cooler than your boss. Ladies and gentlemen, @BretBaier and The Sugarhill Gang!”
My boss is cooler than your boss. Ladies and gentlemen, @BretBaier and The Sugarhill Gang! pic.twitter.com/NhNziBNzDG
— Ashley Moir (@ashleymoirDC) December 21, 2018
A common refrain on social media can be seen here: “This is Bret Baier from Fox News?!?”
This is Bret Baier from Fox News?!?
— Bama_Momma78 (@CarlaSledge2) August 26, 2019
Baier seems to really enjoy himself when he’s singing onstage, which may suggest that he could indeed quit his day job.
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
What the hell just happened? Brett Baier completely cuts loose and kills it. Mad respect for just having the stones to do it in the 1st place.
— Alex Clark (@ThereelsAC) August 27, 2019
Man, Brett’s got a whole other side to him, doesn’t he ?
— Sherilyn?Love ?to everyone ? (@Sherkaye67) August 26, 2019
And this is why you’re loved by so many, Bret! Well done. ??
— Bama_Girl2020 (@Bama_Girl2020) August 26, 2019
Well there is a side of him you don’t see often.. GREAT job!
— Tami Farr⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@tamitaylorfarr) August 25, 2019
Damn! Get it Bret! pic.twitter.com/yG8TImRZ8C
— Salty4fun! (@salty4funnn) August 25, 2019
Of course, there’s always a critic or two!
Very good Sir! I did hear some harshness that came without much air pushing it.. that’s a good way to mess up your voice, and you need that for your day job. Stick to that!! LOL GJ
— Zed-13 (@Zedoriah13) August 25, 2019
He sounds like someone’s dad singin in his car. Y’all just bein’ nice, right?
— Pat Titus (@pattitus) August 27, 2019
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