Samuel L. Jackson Covers Taylor Swift Hit

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    Samuel L. Jackson arrives at the premiere of the film "Lakeview Terrace" in New York September 15, 2008.
By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
January 18, 2013|9:14 am

Samuel L. Jackson demonstrated his musical talents after covering Taylor Swift's chart-topping song in London this week.

The 64-year-old iconic actor made an appearance on the British radio show Capital FM where a listener reportedly called in with relationship problems, according to Yahoo News.

Offering his help, Jackson began his rendition of Swift's "We Are Never Getting Back Together," complete with the actor's hoarse voice and occasionally explicit additional lyrics.

Swift is known for writing break-up ballads, and her latest hit is no exception. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" includes lyrics such as, "I'm really gonna miss you picking fights / And me falling for it screaming that I'm right / And you would hide away and find your peace of mind / with some indie record that's much cooler than mine."

Jackson's performance of the hit created an internet sensation, and even Swift herself commented.

"Samuel L. Jackson, YES," wrote the 23-year-old singer via Twitter, adding a link to Jackson's performance.

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Juliet added, "Samuel L. Jackson singing Taylor Swift's song is brilliant."

Listen to Jackson's take on the song here (WARNING: Adult language).

Jackson recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's Golden Globe-winning film "Django Unchained." An avid civil rights activist, the actor recently addressed the pre-Civil War film.

"The movie is not about slavery," the actor told The Independent U.K. "Slavery just happens to be a backdrop. Even Django is not trying to end slavery. He's just trying to get his girl back."

Alternately, Jackson's mentor and friend, director Spike Lee, said that the film was "disrespectful to my ancestors."

"All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors. That's just me … I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else," Lee told Vibe magazine.

"Django Unchained" stars Jamie Foxx who portrays Django, a former slave, who kills slave-owners in the pre-Civil War Deep South in order to rescue his wife ,portrayed by Kerry Washington. She is held captive by a brutal plantation owner, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Meanwhile, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" can be found on Swift's latest album "Red" and has earned the country music darling a top position on musical charts.

Swift's "Red" tour opens in March.

 

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