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Watch the Rock Get Down to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’

Last night’s ‘Ballers’ featured a very special – and very random – performance of Tay Tay’s hit, courtesy of star himself

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The Rock sings 'Shake It Off' on HBO's 'Ballers.'


While you’ve been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been getting down to Taylor Swift’s sick beat.

Earlier this year, he headlined the inaugural episode of Jimmy Fallon’s spin-off show Lip Sync Battle and gave us a sweet rendition of Swift’s song that you’ve heard far too many times at this point, “Shake It Off.” The performance was fully equipped with swag and sass, and he just about brought down the house before taking home the title belt.

Between The Rock shaking it off and “Stayin’ Alive,” Jimmy Fallon never stood a chance.

If that didn’t convince you that Tay Tay’s “Shake It Off” was more than just a radio hit to Johnson, he couldn’t help but belt out the song while he was cruising down the streets of Miami in the latest episode of HBO’s Ballers. Seeing as he doubles as the show’s lead actor and executive producer, there’s a strong chance he had a say in working the song into the script. And sure, there weren’t any cheesy dance moves or birds being flipped this time around, but six seconds of The Rock’s dulcet tones should be more than enough to perk up your Monday blues.

With what the world’s been saying about Ballers, it’s probably a good thing Johnson has taken Swift’s words to heart by learning how to shake, shake, shake. But on the bright side, it could be much, much, much worse.


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