Dame Judi Dench has shocked the entertainment industry by announcing that she is to record a cover version of Tupac’s 1996 hit track Hit ‘Em Up.
The Dame made the announcement on her bi-monthly appearance on The Graham Norton Show and claimed she “can’t fucking wait” to get into the studio.
According to Wunderground sources, the song will feature on an experimental “cross-cultural” album called Fish Outa Water, set to be released later this year.
“As soon as I was asked if I’d like to be involved in the album I knew it was a perfect fit for me,” explained Dench during a chat with Wunderground earlier. “Ever since, I’ve really been getting into character and using profanities that I would never normally use. You know what I mean you fucking shit willow?” she added jokingly.
“I’ve always been a massive fan of Tupac, Biggie too,” revealed the Dame. “There’s something about listening to the two of them that really makes me feel like I’m connected to the world, mother fucker, it makes me want to pack my bags, get on a flight to America, travel down Route 20 and try to discover which coast really is better Biatch.”
Initial reports suggest that Dame Judi will be joined on the track by Brian Blessed, Kenneth Branagh and Sir Patrick Stewart.
“I think rap could have a new dream team,” said Branagh recently. “I’m really looking forward to spitting a few bars with the rest of the team, it’s the most exciting thing I’ve been involved in since Ben Kingsley asked me to squeeze a massive black head out of his back last summer.”
Other artists set to appear on Fish Outa Water include; Daniel O’Donnell, singing Metallica’s Battery, DMX, singing Adele’s Hello and Iggy Pop, singing B*Witched’s C’est La Vie.