Idris Elba Reveals Which Rap Song Meghan Markle Specifically Requested At Her 2018 Wedding
Idris Elba, who DJed at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding, is revealing more about the bash, which took place in 2018.
“What is the vibe of a Harry and Meghan wedding? What tune was the one that got everyone going crazy?" BBC’s “1Xtra Rap” host Tiffany Calver asked the actor, who played a the couple's private wedding reception.
"I Want to Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston was a crowd pleaser, but Meghan, 40, specifically requested for Dr. Dre's "Still D.R.E." to be played. “It was Meghan’s choice,” the Hollywood star shared.
In November 2021, Elba also revealed it was a bit nerve-wracking to perform for the TV star and her husband! "Meghan had sent me a playlist, so I knew what she wanted already," he shared. "This wasn’t like my cousin’s wedding. This wasn’t at the community hall — the reception. This was a big, big deal."
He added, "They’re good friends and I wanted to make sure they had a great time, so there was a lot of pressure."
In 2018, the 37-year-old asked the Dark Tower lead if he would be interested in playing after the wedding.
“Harry and I have hung out a couple of times through his dad [Prince Charles'] charity, The Prince’s Trust, which helped me out when I was a young actor. Harry came to a couple of parties that I DJed and he was like, ‘What are you doing on [May 19]?’” Elba recalled in May 2019. “I told him nothing and then he asked if I would DJ at his wedding.”
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When Meghan and Harry spoke about the royal family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, many people were upset with their comments, but Elba stuck up for her.
“I will say that everyone has to have their opportunity to speak up about what they feel, you know,” he told Entertainment Tonight last year. “You cannot take someone’s voice away. That’s all we have to communicate.”