Idris Elba reveals the Dr. Dre song that had everyone dancing at Meghan Markle’s wedding

Forget the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? Never.

And it’s obvious the royal couple’s friend and wedding DJ ― actor Idris Elba ― hasn’t either, as he continues to share information about the big day on May 19, 2018.

The ‘Luther’ actor appeared on the BBC’s ‘1Xtra Rap Show’ last weekend and spoke to host Tiffany Calver about his role as DJ at the couple’s wedding reception .

“By the way, what’s the vibe of a Harry and Meghan wedding?” Calver asked. “Which piece drove everyone crazy? »

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wave as they leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House on May 19, 2018.

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“I want to dance with somebody,” Elba said, referencing the Whitney Houston classic. “They left to that tune.”

Elba said another song that stirred the crowd was “Still DRE”

“What what? Really?” Calver said, looking shocked. “I knew I loved them.”

“It was Meghan’s choice,” the actor said of Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg’s 1999 hit, which Calver later performed for BBC audiences.

“Let’s go, ‘Still DRE’ chosen by Meghan Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at her royal wedding in 2018,” Calver said, introducing the song. “Which sentence !”

Elba previously said he would not divulge the couple’s playlist, although he did blurt out that Houston and “a certain west coast” were on the list Meghan sent him.

He also spoke of the pressure that came with the royal DJ gig and admitted he first thought it was a joke when Prince Harry asked him to perform.

Idris Elba arrives with his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle.
Idris Elba arrives with his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle.

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“I’ve met Harry and William a few times, and Harry has come to a few parties that I DJ,” Elba told Ellen DeGeneres in 2019. And then one day Harry “was like, ‘Hey man, what are you doing on ‘” May 19?

“I was like, ‘Nothing.’ He goes, ‘Hmm. Would you like to DJ at my wedding? I was like, ‘Is this a joke? Are you kidding?’ “, Elba said. “And then he’s like…serious.”

Of course, it turned out to be one of Elba’s most stressful gigs, as well as a career high.

“It wasn’t like my cousin’s wedding,” the actor said during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last year. “It was like, you know, it wasn’t at the community hall, at the reception. It was a big deal.”

“They are good friends and I wanted to make sure they had a good time, so there was a lot of pressure.”


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