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Alex Trebek Rapping During 'Jeopardy' Segment Draws Attention

Alex Trebek Rapping During 'Jeopardy' Segment Draws Attention

Television personality Alex Trebek speaks on stage during the NHL 100 presented by GEICO Show as part of the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Microsoft Theater on Jan. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 22 February 2017 06:36 AM

Alex Trebek was seen rapping hip-hop lyrics on "Jeopardy" Monday night.

The host recited clues consisting of rap lyrics during Monday's show as part of a category called "Let's Rap Kids!" CBS News noted.

This segment of the game show came during its collegiate tournament, where college contestants were tasked with having to identify the rappers affiliated with each set of lyrics, according to The Wrap.

Trebek "rapped" lyrics for Drake's "Started from the Bottom," Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot," Kanye West's "Famous" and Desiigner's "Panda," to name a few of the songs.

"Started from the bottom now we're here, started from the bottom, now the whole team here," Trebek said while reciting Drake's lyrics.

"6', 7', 8' bunch…Young Money militia and I am the commissioner, you don't want start Weezy, 'cause the F is for finisher," he said in reciting Lil Wayne's lyrics.

"Panda, panda, panda, panda, panda," Trebek said without a stutter while repeating Desiigner's lyrics.

"I was just getting into this rap thing," Trebek jokingly said at the end of the round, according to The Wrap. "I'm not too good at it, but I was getting into it."

A video of Trebek rapping was posted on Twitter.

According to The Wrap, this isn't the first time Trebek has tested out his rap skills on "Jeopardy," as he also recited the lyrics to Drake's "Jumpman" on the show last year.

Trebek has also given his opinion about rap music on the show, in the past, according to E! News.

Last year, Trebek called one contestant, Susan Cole, a loser after she said she was a fan of Nerdcore hip-hop. At the time, Trebek took a jab at that style of hip-hop, saying it wasn't "very fun."

"I think it's very fun," Cole, a resident of Bowie, Maryland, later said, according to E! News. "It's called Nerdcore hip-hop. It's people who identify as nerdy, rapping about the things they love: video games, science-fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners."

Twitter users shared their reactions.

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