Emma Watson and ‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Feminism Freestyle Is Actually Really Good

Emma Watson And Chirlane McCray Light The Empire State Building In HeForShe Magenta For International Women's Day
Photograph by Astrid Stawiarz—Getty Images

What do you get when you put Emma Watson and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the same room? A freestyle rap about feminism, of course!

The actress—currently on hiatus from Hollywood to focus on feminist activism—beatboxed with the Hamilton creator and star for International Women’s Day last week, though the video has just become public on Thursday afternoon when Miranda posted it on his Facebook page.


The three-minute clip shows an adorably bashful (no, really, she turns red!) Watson drop the beat while the Broadway composer busts rhymes about gender equality:

“Yo, it’s Lin and I have to laugh / How can we not be equals? We’re like half / Women are half of the people on earth / And yes we should’ve been equals since birth / That means all day, every day, equal pay, every way, okay?”

The video is part of a longer conversation between the two celebs about gender equality and HeForShe, the United Nations initiative that Watson acts as spokesperson for.

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