Snowfall star Damson Idris described an awkward Zoom encounter with Jay-Z during his appearance on Good Morning America with Gayle King.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, a Zoom celebration was arranged for the birthday of Roc Nation’s Lenny S. Thinking there would only be a handful of people on the call, Idris mistakenly thought it would be alright he appeared shirtless.
“At the start of the pandemic, I didn’t know what Zoom was. I was a Skype guy,” the actor explained. “My friend said to jump on Zoom, it was our friend Lenny’s birthday. So I jump on the Zoom and immediately everyone’s laughing because I’m topless. I thought there was gonna be four people in there — there are literally 40 people in there.”
Idris continued by saying he heard one distinct voice among the star-studded call that included Meek Mill, Tiffany Haddish, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, and Michael B. Jordan. The actor broke out his Jay-Z impression while recalling the Hip Hop mogul singling him out.
“I hear a distinctive voice and [he’s] like, ‘Ay man, this man’s in here topless with his nipples out and he got the grey headboard. Who’s in charge of the Zoom? Yeah, you see that guy Damson? Kick him out.”
Embarrassed, Damson Idris attempted to put a hoodie on but Jay-Z continued to joke on the actor.
“Jay-Z was like, ‘Okay, so, you wear a hoodie to bed? Okay, well, you know, you busy. You in London. It’s Lenny’s birthday so why don’t you just give your little speech and be on your way?'”
To hear Damson’s Jay-Z impression, view the clip above.