‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Calls Nerdcore Hip Hop Fans ‘Losers’ (Video)

The music genre did not sound like fun to the game show host

It’s safe to say that “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek does not listen to nerdcore hip-hop.

On Wednesday’s episode of the game show, a contestant explained that the genre features rappers who talk about “video games, science-fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners.” That didn’t sound like fun to Trebek, who responded, “Losers, in other words.”

The audience erupted in laughter, as did the contestant, Susan Cole, a legislative librarian from Bowie, Maryland, according to Fox5 San Diego.

Cole ended up having a great run on the show, finishing with $22,600.

After the episode aired, famous nerdcore hip hop artist Mega Ran created a short song in response to Trebek’s burn. In a Twitter video, he raps, “Alex Trebek, you lost a lot of respect / I gotta check you off the rip for coming outta your neck / Talking sideways on geeks, man, you’re a trip / Guess you hadn’t heard, nerds make up half of your viewership / Nerdcore is home to some serious lyricists / I’ll break this down in a format you’re familiar with / This host gets roasted on ‘SNL’ yearly / Hosts a show for nerds and doesn’t know it, clearly / Nobody likes a know-it-all, condescending blowhard / Easy to be snarky when you’re holding all the notecards / But Susan got the last laugh: 20 grand in cash / And you’re good at all my shows, you don’t even have to ask / Suck it, Trebek.”

See the rap below.

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