Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently paid tribute to Janet Jackson on Lip Sync Battle and it may be the best performance the show has seen so far. Gordon-Levitt appeared on a holiday-themed episode with Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie to promote their new film, The Night Before.
After Anthony Mackie got the crowd doing the “roger rabbit” with his performance of “2 Legit 2 Quit,” Gordon-Levitt took on Janet Jackson’s 1989 hit, “Rhythm Nation.” He gets properly decked out in the same military-inspired attire seen in the music video: an all-black outfit complete with metal hardware, gloves, a baseball hat and a ponytail. Gordon-Levitt nails Jackson’s futuristic choreography with amazing accuracy, and then lets loose with his signature impassioned lip syncing. Watch Below.
New episodes of Lip Sync Battle will be back on Spike TV starting Thursday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET.