Spike Lee Shouts Out Glenn Close For Doing ‘Da Butt’ At The Oscars: 'You Were Getting Down'
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Spike Lee Shouts Out Glenn Close For Doing ‘Da Butt’ At The Oscars: 'You Were Getting Down'

Glenn Close shaking what her mother gave her to Experience “E.U.” Unlimited’s “Da Butt” at this year’s Oscars will forever be etched in the history of the Academy Awards.

Comedian and actor Lil Rel Howery asked several attendees to listen to a song, as well as name the song and the movie it was in. They also had to answer if the movie won an Oscar or not. Close was asked about “Da Butt,” which was featured on School Daze. After the ceremony, Spike Lee took to social media to show his gratitude.

In a video posted to Lee’s social media accounts, the famed director stated, “ I’ve got to give a shout-out to my sister Glenn Close, who I heard gave me love [for] ‘School Daze, E.U’s “Da Butt” and she was doing ‘Da Butt’ too.  Glenn Close was doing ‘Da Butt’ ― I saw it on video. You were getting down!”

In an interview with Billboard, D.C. Go-Gobassist and E.U. band member, Gregory “Sugar Bear” Elliot stated he was “blown away” by Close’s reaction. Elliot described receiving “hundreds of messages” that eventually distracted him from Sunday night’s Golden State Warriors games.

“I was blown away, man. It was like a lottery ticket … I was like, ‘wow,” he said. “I had butterflies all throughout my body. I was overwhelmed. I started thanking God, like, ‘Wow, this is large.’”

Elliot called Close’s dance skills “amazing” while acknowledging he had been a fan of Close since her role in the 1987 classic, Fatal Attraction.

“She scared me straight when I saw that one…When I saw that I was like, ‘Oh man, you can’t play with a woman’s feelings!'” Elliot continued, “Of all the songs in the world to be played … they played my song!” he says. “You can’t ask for nothing better than that — that was a gift from God.”

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