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Elizabeth Bennet gives Mr. Darcy the smackdown in this rap battle remix

Face it, Darcy, you're no Kanye.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 1, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 1:28 am CDT

Remember when Elizabeth told Darcy to go jump in the lake? (And then later he did?) 

We sure do. And so does all of Tumblr, judging by their approval of this fan remix in which our favorite literary heroine gets the badass soundtrack she always deserved.

We all know Pride and Prejudice contains one of the greatest love stories in the English language. But before our faves get together, the middle of the book treats us to the greatest smackdown in literary history, when Mr. Darcy tries to propose and winds up getting told off but good by an offended and hurt Miss Bennet.

Most famously recreated in the 1995 BBC miniseries starring perfect Jennifer Ehle as Lizzie and perfect Colin Firth as Darcy, this scene has always been a powder keg. All the BBC version really needed was this remix from Tumblr user the-ice-castle for Lizzie to level up to Total Badass Queen of our hearts.

Yep, that’s Lizzie putting the burn to Darcy with the help of the rap battle parody meme and DJ Snake’s “Turn Down for What.”

We can’t blame Tumblr for giving this post 50,000 notes in 2 days. Lizzie deserves all the hearts the Internet has to give her.

Screengrab via the-ice-castle/Tumblr

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*First Published: Sep 1, 2015, 5:55 pm CDT