“They don’t write ’em like that anymore.” That’s Betty White’s take on “U.N.I.T.Y.,” Queen Latifah’s 1993 hit about female empowerment, which earned the rapper a Grammy and kickass status. On Monday, White recognized the queen’s prowess with a dramatic reading of the lyrics at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens show.
“Who you callin’ a bitch?” asked the Golden Girls star, 94. “I walked past these dudes. When they passed me, one of ’em felt my booty. He was nasty. Since he was with his boys, he tried to break fly. Ha. I punched him dead in his eye.”
Latifah, who took home a Hip Hop Honors award, also got support from White on Twitter. “Sending all my love and congratulations to @IAMQUEENLATIFAH for her @VH1 #HipHopHonors honor. So proud and honored to call her my friend,” White tweeted.
Latifah later took to Twitter to show her appreciation, writing, “All the feels! Love you Betty! [Heart emoji] xoxo.”
Although the new clip is short and sweet, White manages to pack in plenty of attitude. Check it out below.
VH1 Hip Hop Honors