Shaggy Serenades Brown University Class of 2020 Two Years Later
Commencement weekend at Brown University may go down in the history books for a few reasons, one of them being a performance by Shaggy.
It's been a few years since the Providence university hosted commencement ceremonies of pre-pandemic times, so Memorial Day weekend was memorable.
The class of 2020 finally had the in-person celebration it was denied when the world shut down, gathering a day before this year's graduates were sent off into the world.
First, let's take you back to the year 2000.
Shaggy visited the SouthCoast and gifted the world the No. 1 hit "It Wasn't Me." Admit it. You can't help but finish the chorus just thinking about it.
At Brown, Shaggy accepted an honorary degree and had the 2020 alumni on their feet for a well-deserved and long-awaited celebration.
Here is Shaggy getting his honorary degree, a doctorate of fine arts.
Shaggy brings back so many memories.
I was maybe a freshman at New Bedford High when "It Wasn't Me" came out but I definitely remember every word.
Here is Shaggy's entire commencement speech and his performance for the class.
At first I wondered how many members of the class of 2020, toddler-age in 2000, actually knew the song.
Apparently, a lot.
The entire room was standing, dancing and singing along.
What throwback artist would you want at your commencement? I'm going to have to say O-Town, With Ashley Parker Angel (for obvious reasons).
Congratulations to the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022.