Babe Ruth vs Lance Armstrong is the thirty-first installment of Epic Rap Battles of History and the sixteenth episode of Season 2. It features American baseball legend, Babe Ruth, rapping against former road racing cyclist and Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong. It was released on March 25th, 2013.
Nice Peter as Lance Armstrong
EpicLLOYD as Babe Ruth
Before I let loose with this ruthless aggression,
I'll let you be the second fat woman hearing my confession!
I admit it: I did what I had to do to win.
I'm an athlete. You're a specimen of sin!
With your drinking and smoking and choking down food,
I know French dudes with better manners than you!
So swing, batter, batter! Show me what a fatter rapper can do!
I beat cancer! I can sure as hell crack you!
You lived strong; beat cancer. Congratulations!
Now I'll drop your ass faster than your own foundation!
Third base with an Olsen twin; that's the sin, face it!
She's just a little girl! What'd you give her, a bracelet?
The whole nation knows you ride too tight in the crotch!
You're as boring as your Tour de France is to watch!
So come on, little buddy! Don't look so pissed!
With all that blood and attitude, you're like a menstrual cyclist!
You set records before black men could compete; are you kidding me?
That's like having a pasta contest without Italy!
You're an orphan who found his way to fortune and fame.
Just think what you could've done if you would've actually trained!
I'm the pinnacle of physical condition,
While you dip your stick in prostitutes and call it foul tippin'; are you trippin'?
You'll be nothing but a skeleton, messing with the fellow in yellow
Who will be pedaling like hell up in the peloton!
It's the bottom of the ninth against the Texan in a bathing suit,
Filled with more artificial ingredients than a Baby Ruth.
It may be way too soon, but I'm calling my shot,
And I'm not talking about those Italian syringes you brought!
The Sultan of Swat will knock you right outta the park,
And round the bases to the sound of uproaring applause,
While you hang your head in shame and disgrace because
You got lost and forgot what real sportsmanship was!
You look tired, kid. You got Sheryl Crow's feet eyes.
Pedal home to France and maybe bring me back some fries,
'Cause if you step to Ruth on the mic, I'll fan your fancy bike and all!
Yerrr out, with three strikes, and just one ball.
Scrapped lyric ideas
While these are not actual lyrics, these are thoughts that were written on the whiteboard in the Behind the Scenes video for possible lyrics:
- hall of shame
- toss you like a french fry
- I don't trust you
- tour de france/funny pants
- clippy shoes
- ballet shoes with clips
- This is the first battle to feature famous athletes.
- On August 22, 2016, Babe Ruth's quote, "Yesterday's home runs, don't win today's games.", was written in the description.
- The Behind the Scenes video misspells Lance Armstrong's name as "Lance Armstong", making him the fourth rapper with a misspelled title card.
- This also makes him the second rapper where the error occurs in the Behind the Scenes video, after Billy Mays.
- In the ERBespanol and Karaoke versions of the video, Babe Ruth is shown in color instead of sepia.
- When Lance Armstrong says the line "I'll let you be the second fat woman hearing my confession," the subtitles misspell "woman" as "women".
- During Babe Ruth's battering scene, the ground of Yankee Stadium glitched out.
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