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No Oscars ‘Pimp’ Performance for Howard
LOS ANGELES ( – Although Terrence Howard will be pimped out in his best red carpet attire for the 78th Academy Awards, he won’t reprise his role as a rapping pimp for the Oscars telecast.
Howard, 36, is nominated for his lead performance as DJay, a Memphis pimp pursuing his hip-hop dreams in Craig Brewer’s “Hustle & Flow.” And even though he performed “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” in the film, he doesn’t think he could do justice to the Oscar-nominated song when it comes to the live telecast.
“We don’t have time in the schedule to work all that stuff out,” says Howard in an interview at the annual Oscar nominees luncheon on Monday, Feb. 13. “It took me seven months to find DJay and find that voice. I don’t think I could give it the full service that I gave it in the film.”
Instead, he believes the performance will be left to the Memphis-based trio Three 6 Mafia, comprising Jordan “Juicy J” Houston, Cedric “Crunchy Black” Coleman and Paul “DJ Paul” Beauregard.
“They’re the ones that wrote it and they’re the ones that are nominated for that song,” says Howard. “It would be different if it were just plain old me.”
The first-time nominee is eager to see how the audience will greet the gritty, expletive-filled song. In 2000, Robin Williams performed “Blame Canada” from the “South Park” movie, but was forced to change certain lyrics for the censors.
“I’m ready to see the entire roomful of people in there singing ‘It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,'” Howard says, adding, “If they know the words, then we really got a problem.”
The Oscars will be telecast live from the Kodak Theatre on Sunday, March 5.