January 11th, 2010
01:29 PM ET
Retired NBA player Charles Barkley channeled his inner lady in a promo for his Saturday Night Live hosting gig that aired on NBC during one of the NFL Playoff games on Saturday.
Barkley donned some jewels, makeup and heaps of fake hair to play musical host Alicia Keyes pounding the ivories for a version of her hit song, “Empire State of Mind.”
The spoof never made it onto the actual live show later that night, maybe because the producers realized that Charles, while good at basketball and surprisingly funny as a host, makes one ugly woman.
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