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Mahershala Ali Reveals He Ditched A Rap Record Deal for Acting on 'Fallon'!

Mahershala Ali Reveals He Ditched A Rap Record Deal for Acting on 'Fallon'!

Mahershala Ali made an appearance on last night’s (November 19) episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and explained why his name is actually a nickname.

“My name is 18 letters long. It’s the longest word in the Bible, Mahershalalhashbaz, Isaiah chapter 8, verse 1 and 3,” the 44-year-old actor told Jimmy.

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“Yeah, so Mahershala is my nickname. People say, you know, “What’s your nickname?” I’m like, “Mahershala is my nickname,’” he revealed.

Jimmy also called out Mahershala for his past life as a rapper under the moniker Prince Ali and took him by surprise. “I’m retired, brother! I’m retired,” Mahershala said – Watch below!


Mahershala Ali Ditched a Rap Record Deal for Acting
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