Timothée Chalamet Rapping as "Little Timmy Tim" Will Genuinely Fluster You

Timothée Chalamet is a man of many talents. The actor is only 23 years old and recently gave an impressive performance as Nic in Beautiful Boy, which earned him an award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival last month. But before he hit the big screen, he was a high-schooler with another serious passion: rapping. Timothée graduated from Manhattan performing arts school Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, where he developed a rap persona, which he reflected on in a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show.

Going by names like Timmy Tim or Little Timmy Tim, Timothée has been rapping for years and has a clear talent for it! He even met one of his idols, Kid Cudi, when he was 17, and has said the experience "inspired me to be an artist in a lot of ways." Timothée doesn't just explore his passion for rapping behind closed doors; in fact, he's taken the stage several times, and thankfully, the videos are out there for our entertainment. Prepare to see a whole other side to the actor when you watch the priceless videos of him rapping ahead.

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Timothée Rapping For a Statistics Project in High School

Growing up during a time when YouTube videos could count as school projects, Timothée created a rap video for a statistics class. His personality shines in the hilarious video, and Ellen DeGeneres even took the opportunity to call it out during an interview about Call Me by Your Name. Armie Hammer joked that the teacher unfairly gave Timothée a D+ on the project.

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Timothée Rapping Onstage in 2012

In a video entitled "Timmy Tim Sings & Dances — Rising stars 2012," Timothée goes all in during a truly epic, four-minute rap performance. Just wait until he writhes on the floor and takes off his shirt — it's worth a watch.

Timothée Rapping Cardi B at the 2018 SAG Awards

Most recently, Timothée talked about his love for Cardi B and Mary J. Blige while on the red carpet with his mom at the 2018 SAG Awards. When asked about his favorite Cardi B song, Timothée said he loves both "Bodak Yellow" and "Bartier Cardi," and began rapping some of the lyrics to "Bartier Cardi" like a pro.