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.
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."
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.