Stephen Colbert Raps With Alicia Keys
Colbert 'improves' Keys' 'Empire State of Mind'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2009 7:26 AM CST

(Newser) – Stephen Colbert is a big fan of Alicia Keys’ hit with Jay-Z, “Empire State of Mind,” with just one caveat: Where are the verses celebrating the suburbs? He fixed that problem last night when Keys performed on The Colbert Report. For lyrics about Connecticut, gated communities, private schools, the E-Z Pass, and, of course, The Lion King, watch the clips above.