Deion Sanders Performs As Madonna On Lip Sync Battle; Praises Paul Ryan’s Poverty Work
July 15, 2015
Deion Sanders made a career out of his hands but now he will put his voice to the test to measure his success. The former Dallas Cowboys star is going head-to-head against pop star Justin Bieber on Thursday’s edition of Lip Sync Battle on Spike.
Sanders may have what it takes, as the network has released a clip of the former All-Pro cornerback’s rendition of Madonna’s 1984 hit “Like a Virgin” and even recreated her iconic performance of the song at that year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
The NFL Network analysts reinterpretation of the song even gets a smile out of his competitor Bieber, but viewers will have to tune in at 10 p.m. ET on July 16 to see if it is enough to take out the Canadian pop sensation.
Bieber recently admitted he has got the hots for the Live! with Kelly and Michael host on Instagram – just in time for #WomanCrushWednesday.
In political news, Sanders praised Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s efforts to fight poverty, saying Ryan’s not “trick or treating.”
“There’s a lot of people trick or treating in these wonderful offices, and it’s not even October,” Sanders said as part of a panel with Ryan at an anti-poverty forum hosted by the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise and Opportunity Lives. “But the man that I’m sitting by, I’m telling you he’s real.”
“I would not waste my time,” he continued. “I’ve got a wonderful life, and I have means. So I would not waste my time to come here had I thought and had I known that he’s trick or treating. It’s real. It’s authentic.”
Sanders, who founded youth organization TRUTH Sports to fight poverty, said he has a problem with people making decisions at the federal level about fighting poverty who have never really been to inner city neighborhoods, and that he supports Ryan’s effort to direct federal dollars to fight poverty into grassroots efforts rather than distant government organizations.
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