In a heartwarming and amusing moment captured on video, Chris Tucker, Donnie McClurkin, and Faith Evans showcased their vocal talents during the 20th anniversary celebration of Judge Mablen Ephriam’s annual Honoring Unsung Fathers Awards and Scholarship Banquet.
The event, hosted by the Rush Hour star, unfolded on Father’s Day (June 18) at the Hilton Long Beach. Amidst the recognition of exceptional fathers and young achievers, Tucker and McClurkin treated the audience to a memorable rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
As the trio embarked on their impromptu performance, humor seamlessly intertwined with their musical prowess. In a playful exchange, Chris Tucker, clearly acknowledging his limited hymn knowledge, quipped, “That’s all I know, so Donnie, come get this mic,” after being handed the microphone by the gospel powerhouse, Donnie McClurkin, during the opening verse of the iconic hymn.
Faith Evans, with her distinct vocal ability, captivated the entire room as she took over the microphone from Tucker, delivering the lines, “I once was lost, but now I’m found/Was blind but now I see.” McClurkin found it challenging to follow her act, and as the organ abruptly stopped, the 63-year-old humorously remarked, “Imma leave it alone.”
The spontaneous performance left those in attendance and viewers online with priceless reactions. Tabitha Brown, sharing her amusement in the video’s comments section, wrote, “I love you” along with a series of laughing emojis. Michelle Williams chimed in with enthusiastic praise, exclaiming, “You betta sang!!”
Meanwhile, one fan humorously quipped, “Get out them folks church foolin around with the Lord,” and another joined in, saying, “That was Uncle Pastor Donnie, Evangelist Evans, and Deacon Tucker!!”
Amidst the laughter and musical interlude, it’s worth noting that Chris Tucker is currently embarked on his “Chris Tucker: The Legend Tour,” delighting fans across the nation. Additionally, there are tantalizing rumors of a potential “Rush Hour 4” installment in honor of the original film’s 25th anniversary, keeping fans eagerly anticipating the return of this beloved franchise.