“Orange Is The New Black’s” Samira Wiley and Laverne Cox are joining Lip Sync Battle, and we’re PUMPED

If you’re a major fan of Orange Is The New Black or Lip Sync Battle, get ready for your worlds to collide in the *best* way because, it’s official: Samira Wiley and Laverne Cox are going head-to-head in an upcoming episode of the Spike show, and we’re so ridiculously excited. The super talented pair posted about their battle on Instagram, and we’re so thrilled we can hardly stand it (in the best way, of course).


Laverne Cox is *so* ready for the battle.

“I hope you’re ready @whododatlikedat. Just had an amazing rehearsal with the incredible dancers of @spikelsb.” Cox wrote. “You better bring it. The battle is on.”

Uh oh, Samira. Looks like Laverne is putting those Rocky Horror skills to good use.

And Samira Wiley is more than pumped to take on Lip Sync Battle.

“See you soon @lavernecox!!!” the actress wrote.

Samira, of course, is nothing but good vibes and enthusiasm. She’s clearly going to bring the major musical skills she showed time and time again in OITNB, and on her snapchat.

It promises to be the absolute best Lip Sync Battle of all time.

We just love them both SO MUCH!

Not only is it beyond superb to see such talented, outspoken actresses continuing to get some love (they are seriously in our hearts), but it’s also just great to see trans and queer women represented like this. Because, yes, queer and trans people of color deserve to see themselves in mainstream media, and not just when we’re telling important, but sad, stories. We can’t wait to see these rad ladies bring on the laughs!


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