'Hamilton's' Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams Celebrate 'Star Wars' Day With Live Cantina Song Performance in New York City

by Zach Seemayer 7:07 PM PDT, May 04, 2016
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Two of the country's most popular pop culture touchstones joined forces on Wednesday when Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams teamed up to celebrate Star Wars day - May the 4th (be with you).

Miranda and Abrams provided some special entertainment for the crowd of fans hoping to score rush tickets at the Hamilton ticket lottery, performing a live version of the song played at Maz Kanata's cantina in The Force Awakens alongside a live band.

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Miranda and Abrams stood side-by-side on the steps of the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, where they introduced the song, "Jabba Flow," before their epic duet.

"I came to see Hamilton about a year ago, and I got to [speak] with this gentleman at intermission," Abrams, 49, recalled of his first meeting with the celebrated performer and recent Tony nominee. "As a joke, he said, 'If you need music for the cantina, I'm your guy.' And I said, 'You're not going to believe this, but I need music for the cantina."

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Miranda, 36, revealed that the song is "actually in Huttese" -- the language of the infamous slug-monster-esque crime boss Jabba the Hutt – and might have been inspired by reggae singer Shaggy’s 2000 hit "It Wasn’t Me."

"I went to a website and they had all of the Huttese glossary of terms, and [the song] translates to, 'No lover, lover. It wasn't me.'" Miranda explained. "It's literally a Shaggy intergalactic remix!"

After performing the laid-back cantina tune, Abrams and Miranda went on to announce that the song just dropped on iTunes in honor of Star Wars day.

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Abrams and Hamilton weren't the only awesome celebs making Star Wars day magical. 9-year-old Room star Jacob Tremblay also celebrated the special day with some epic Twitter tributes.

First, he shared a pic of his new puppy Rey -- named after Daisy Ridley's badass heroine from The Force Awakens -- standing next to her mini Millennium Falcon.

Tremblay also snapped a pic with Naomi Watts and hit up director Colin Trevorrow, who is set to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, to make a bid for them both to get roles in the future installment.

"@colintrevorrow For your consideration... #obiwannaomi & #jakeskywalker," Tremblay tweeted. "Happy #StarWarsDay #MayThe4thBeWithYou!"

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