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John Cena Says Sho Madjozi ‘Did The Impossible’ By Starting The John Cena Dance Challenge

November 10, 2019

– I want to steal your wardrobe. You’re the most fun person
I maybe have ever met. I love you. – Thank you, there looks
like there’s police in here. – [Kelly] Yes, yes. (audience laughing) – [Sho Madjozi] You can’t steal. – This is actually intervention. No, I’m just kidding, I’m kidding. – Oh no. – [Kelly] I’m just kidding. No but Sho Madjozi, that’s
not your real name right? – No, no – What’s your real name? – Maya. – Maya? So, where did you get the name Maya? – Well, I’m from South
Africa but when I was born my parents were reading
Doctor Maya Angelou and I think they wanted a
daughter who was literate, so… (Kelly laughs) – So they said “Lets name
her after someone who writes beautifully” and yeah, that’s why. – Oh my gosh that’s amazing. – You are literally Kelly Clarkson though. (everyone laughs) – I know but I’m not Maya Angelou. I’m just saying that’s cool. – But you’re Kelly Clarkson,
are you aware of this? – I’m not, aim higher I swear. But thank you, you flew… I have gone to South Africa many times, that is a long flight. – [Sho] Yeah. – So thank you for flying
clear across the world to be here. We were very, very excited. But tell me about your John Cena song. What inspired it? I love the video. – Thank you. – I love the song. – Thank you so much. I love John Cena. – [Kelly] I love it. (audience cheers) – [Kelly] There you go. – [Sho] So… (audience claps) I do, I do. – Where, so did, are you a wrestling fan? – Oh absolutely.
– Is that were this came from? – [Kelly] Okay, okay. – Growing up I was already… I grew up in a very rural
area, Limpopo in South Africa. And there was one television in my village while we were growing up. And we got to watch two TV shows. One was a local drama called “Generations” and the other one was wrestling. – That’s amazing. – Yes, so if I didn’t go
by Sho Madjozi I would’ve gone by John Cena probably. As I learned back then
that’s already someone’s name so I didn’t. But I love him. – You didn’t steal it? I love it I love it. – And I made the song
cause it’s really about, you know cause John Cena
always used to say, “You can’t see me”? So when we used to play
wrestling with my cousins I used to pretend to be John Cena. – Oh my gosh I love you. (Sho laughs) – I just pictured you like eight years old just like giving it to em. I love that. – I just be like, “You
can’t see me” ya know. And so yeah, so then
recently I had this boy that I really like and then he just didn’t notice me ever so I was
like, “Man, this guy can’t see me maybe– – I don’t like him already. – Thank you, I was like,
“He can’t see me, maybe I’m John Cena”. (everyone laughs) – [Kelly] Oh my God. That’s amazing. So did you ever actually get to meet him? After you did this? – Who? – John Cena? Oh no, of course not, not yet. I hope I meet him one day. – [Kelly] Oh yeah, well that’s a bummer. I mean I think he posted, didn’t he post about it as well when he found out? – I don’t know if he posts for himself but his page, he put the
picture of me on there. And he doesn’t say anything,
he doesn’t caption, he doesn’t tag me, nothing. – He’s… Because you can’t see him. (everyone laughs) (audience claps) – But I love him. I don’t know when I don’t
know what will happen cause if I see him I’m gonna freak out. – [Kelly] You’re gonna die? Okay. – I love him a lot yeah. – All right well it’s our
first season he’s not here. We have a small budget but– – He’s probably watching, – But wait, say he’s
watching and he’s gonna love this moment and I want
you to perform the song, will you? – Oh yay. – Okay, let’s perform. (applause) – You come on over here. (upbeat music) – Hey. Sho. (sings in foreign language) ♪ I don’t know why you
treat me like a criminal ♪ ♪ Hey, we were just together though ♪ ♪ On the same line, why you
pressin’ enter though? ♪ ♪ Some wanna act rough like John Cena ♪ ♪ Some wanna get buff like John Cena ♪ ♪ We used to be cool, when
I used to come through ♪ ♪ Now you wanna act tough like John Cena ♪ ♪ Chi chi chi chi ♪ ♪ Chi chi chi ♪ ♪ Chi chi chi chi ♪ ♪ Chi chi chi ♪ ♪ Some wanna act rough like John Cena ♪ ♪ Some wanna get– ♪ (sho screams) (audience cheers) – [Sho] What do you mean? You said he’s not here. You said he’s not here. What is happening? (kelly laughs) – [Sho] You said he’s not here. (audience cheers) (sho screams) – John Cena, nice– – Holy cow, holy cow – [John] Nice to meet you. – [Kelly] Oh my gosh. – What. – We’ll be right back. (upbeat music) – So, what do you wanna say to Sho? She loves you. – [Sho] Oh my. – First of all thank
you for the kind words while I was hiding back there. I was hiding the whole time. I do post myself and I
don’t caption anything because I kind of don’t want the viewer of the account to– I want them to take away what they can and people are finding
inspiration in your song. And here’s what you don’t know. She explained it very
candidly but her song is about, essentially
about heartbreak right? – Yeah – But it’s really cool because
it’s a high energy song and you can take something
negative in your life and express it creatively
and you’ve literally reached an audience around the world. – [Sho] Oh my gosh – I think that is super, super empowering – And super, super influencing. – [Kelly] John Cena
you are so well spoken. – But no that’s the truth, here we are in Los Angeles she’s from South Africa, geographically around the world. And you managed to
create a dance challenge in my name and we saw that I can’t dance. We just saw that, just saw that. (everyone laughs) – But wait, you used to rap. – You did the impossible. – [Sho] You were a rapper yeah. – Yeah you used to rap, would you ever do a song with Sho? I’m just saying. – I still got some bars. (everyone cheers) – I’m 42, I don’t I don’t. At all. – [Kelly] That’s what
would make it awesome. – But for you, for you, yes. – You’re the best, I can’t believe this. – Is this the real one? – That is the real, it’s
not a fake, it’s not a fake. – So that’s weird right? It’s John Cena, is that
the real John Cena? – Cause she’s overwhelmed,
especially, I can’t imagine being a child. I can imagine actually. You’re a child and you
grow up loving these people and you idolize them and
they change you, ya know they’ve made such an impact on you and it’s awesome to get
to meet them in real life later in life. It’s the coolest thing. – Are you kidding me? It’s hearing that song. So I’ve been in WWE a long
time, almost 20 years, and you forget the impact
that you have on people and hearing that song– like, you’re cool. I’m not. – [Sho] Noooo. – [Kelly] You are both cool. – So hearing something like that kind of makes me half cool again,
which is the best thing ever. Like really, I’m so very
excited to know that essentially what I did
had an impact on people around the world, that’s also really cool. – You’re so amazing. – Thank you. – [Kelly] What do you want to say to John? Now he’s right in front of you. – Yeah, here we are. It’s just us, nobody’s
watching let’s just– – Nobody can see you first of all. – [John] Nobody can,
who are you sitting next to on the couch? – The whole audience is
like, “She’s really excited about that empty space”. (everyone laughs) – Yeah, it’s a WWE thing, you
know what I’m talking about. – I think you’re the coolest ever. – [John] Wow. – I think you’re the coolest ever– – [John] Thank you. – Like, I would have
gone by John Cena if it wasn’t, if you weren’t already John Cena. – Well here’s the thing,
it’s not really my name. My dad’s name is John Cena. So I’m saying if you want
to borrow it, it’s got legs. – What do you mean it’s
not your real name? – Well it is my real name
but it’s not my name. My dad’s name is also John Cena so– – Oh I thought maybe you were saying it was your middle name. – At family functions we
have to fight to the death just to see who gets the
name for the evening. – That’s amazing. – No but yeah go ahead
use it, no you stick with Sho Madjozi. Everyone around the
world knows Sho Madjozi. – [Kelly] It’s infectious,
it’s infectious.


  • Reply Cheriza van Schalkwyk November 10, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Me being from South Africa also and seeing one of our girls getting to meet him and hug him is Soooo amazing for me. Growing up so isolated in my family and the abuse and rejection I went through as a child, I could only fall asleep to the fantasy of John Cena coming to find me and taking me away to find my real family as we drove into the sun set. I was so inlove with this man. Till today he is still my favourite, other then Eddy who sadly passed away. Love you Cena, always and forever.

  • Reply Chai Lee November 10, 2019 at 9:29 am

    1:23 i was born in small area called limpopo shout out to pple from limpopo

    Crowd: Yeeeyyyyy

    Thank you one people

  • Reply ibrah maina November 10, 2019 at 9:29 am

    I feel like she exaggerated her accent,i've heard her before and she said shez travelled all over the world,so her accent wasn't that strong.But her energy is always on point

  • Reply GospelGuy November 10, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Why are they talking to that empty space on the couch?

  • Reply lebogang mokgope November 10, 2019 at 9:35 am

    I think I watch ds clip evry's just wow😚.maybe one day I will finally meet Michael Early tooπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Reply HAMEES MOHAMED November 10, 2019 at 9:36 am

    The boy whom she loved and didn’t notice must be stupid…. some girls don’t need to be noticed but go for… she is pretty and energetic AF πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  • Reply luttu Mohamed fafara November 10, 2019 at 9:38 am

    From Tanzania where we speak swahili,much love girl.

  • Reply nonhlanhla shabalala November 10, 2019 at 9:45 am

    She's singing in xitsonga not swahili

  • Reply Jossy Dawha November 10, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Maddd! Kelly’s Clarkson has a show?

  • Reply Melanie Mlalazi November 10, 2019 at 9:48 am

    β€œYou said he’s not heeeere!!!”

    My favourite part πŸ˜‚

  • Reply Koyna Jerome November 10, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I love this girl

  • Reply Sheikh Kelvin November 10, 2019 at 9:56 am

    How can you be this happy without using drugs

    John Cena gotta smash this

  • Reply Veronica Henderson November 10, 2019 at 10:03 am

    This surprise was a GREAT one she was so happy 4 REAL!!!!! I was happy for her plus luv her song found it & downloaded it

  • Reply Terrence Mbewe November 10, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I don't believe they had one TV the whole village which Africa boss

  • Reply Phenyo Mogami November 10, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I can tell she is emotionally happy

  • Reply Lebi Dlothi November 10, 2019 at 10:19 am

    That reaction was priceless 😩😩😩

  • Reply B Genesis Thomas November 10, 2019 at 10:20 am

    I really Loved her reaction! Did she actually jump into his arms!πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼

  • Reply Kim Green November 10, 2019 at 10:21 am

    I love this and I love her ❀️. Representing my home country πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

  • Reply John Elford November 10, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Hongera sana dada yangu Sho Madjozi kwa kukutana na John Cena naona umetimiza ndoto yako.
    Congrats Sho Madjozi for meeting with John Cena & I think your dream come true. Much Love!!! From Rock city Mwanza Tanzania πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ Ahsante!!!

  • Reply Htheorphanarian November 10, 2019 at 10:25 am

  • Reply SIDE EFFECT November 10, 2019 at 10:27 am

    She forgot to say the song is in Swahili

  • Reply nhlanhla gift November 10, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Wow the video gives me goosebumps☺️

  • Reply Lim Kaamen November 10, 2019 at 10:28 am

    I find most young South African performers to be very original. I cried (of happiness) for this daughter from Limpopo, SA. I already watched the video 5 times and counting.

  • Reply Amogelang Hope Moroka November 10, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I wanna come to show too Kelly😍 this is amazing

  • Reply Jane Nyambura November 10, 2019 at 10:33 am

    That song is a hit

  • Reply Kibiwot Kibet November 10, 2019 at 10:43 am

    wamlambez …

  • Reply Nhlanhla. V Chili November 10, 2019 at 10:45 am

    we proud of you Sho, and John you the best for letting her be happy to see you

  • Reply Audrey Munsami November 10, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Watching this video over and over again.

  • Reply ThanosKid November 10, 2019 at 10:48 am

    she's so South African though
    I feel so represented as a South African looking at this vid ❀❀🀘

  • Reply Derrick Noi November 10, 2019 at 10:49 am

    John is a terrible dancer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’”

  • Reply Dawan Marb November 10, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Wowww she's so cute…love her…she's the greatest inspiration.. coming from a rural place imagine having only two TV's but she shines the entire world…love her so much.thanks to the show.

  • Reply Tiffani Rawlings November 10, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Love this! Her energy is so infectious. I love the song❀

  • Reply Athenkosi Pase November 10, 2019 at 10:52 am

    John Cena ❀

  • Reply Harrison Maina November 10, 2019 at 10:54 am

    This was cool

  • Reply Ezile Pupane November 10, 2019 at 10:55 am

    AmaXhosa mawayekwe congratulations MaRhadebe

  • Reply Gabs Mwaniki November 10, 2019 at 10:57 am

    SWAHILI to the World,,,,,, Madjozi to the world.

  • Reply Amani Kanza November 10, 2019 at 11:06 am

    safisana mdada nimeipenda

  • Reply Thabiso Sebata November 10, 2019 at 11:09 am

    "Oh my God, I love her" ~ Hollywood

  • Reply Daour November 10, 2019 at 11:16 am

  • Reply mysterio antwi November 10, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Who is here after watching on someone's WhatsApp status ..πŸ‘πŸΎ

  • Reply Eric Njomo November 10, 2019 at 11:16 am

    South african singing in swahil??? How??

  • Reply Kimberley Davidson November 10, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Amazn feeln for her, & John Cena is soo koolπŸ’―πŸ™ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ₯°πŸ€—

  • Reply Effie Wanjiku November 10, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Wakenya wenzangu. Is she Kenyan ama?

  • Reply Sigma Tau November 10, 2019 at 11:21 am

    …this was awesome

  • Reply Ammara Omarshah November 10, 2019 at 11:23 am

    All the other talkshows must be like I wish we brought her first her energy is all worth it and her reaction is priceless

  • Reply Arnold Eugene November 10, 2019 at 11:27 am

    she sang in swahili perfectly.. multi lingual

  • Reply Emiliana Stanslaus November 10, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Nimeipenda SanaπŸ˜€πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜
    I can't stop watching it ever and everπŸ™Œ. When beautiful expectations come around in unexpected moment.

  • Reply victorious resort November 10, 2019 at 11:42 am

    So sweet πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

  • Reply Nuwagaba Edwin November 10, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I love the way John Cena popped on stage.

  • Reply bombelona November 10, 2019 at 11:46 am

    I seldom comment things but I JUST LOVED IT! Yaaassss!! #proudlyafricab

  • Reply J. Roberts November 10, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Does John Cena have only 1 suit an tie???

  • Reply Kgame Sekoto November 10, 2019 at 11:52 am

    The world is a good place to live in. May God bless this world. John Cena is such a great person. May the Good Lord Bless you πŸ™

  • Reply Mupamombe November 10, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Damn,, she fineπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

  • Reply Kutlwano Pride November 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Whoever unliked this video will never prosper!πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

  • Reply Senzekile Nokulunga Ndaba #Say_No_&_Stop_Bullying November 10, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Wow she real deserves the surprise wow I now believe that I will also see my John Cena one day

  • Reply C Speaker Nawe November 10, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Because of you Kelly Sho Madjozi is over the moon
    Because of you John Cena Sho Madjozi is international
    Because of this i got to subscribe to this show!!!
    Siyambongela sis Kelly

  • Reply Makaita Midzi November 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    OMG l felt Sho's happiness #cutest

  • Reply d lee November 10, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Queen Sho Madjozi ❀️❀️ chi chi chi

  • Reply Castro Mzizi November 10, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    This is the nicest thing I've seen in 2019

  • Reply ugh_ Aoko November 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    AFRRICANS where tf u at!?????????????

  • Reply PhilisiweF Molefe November 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I cannot get over watching this video, her reaction is priceless. Sho Madjozi😍

  • Reply Feemus Lcy November 10, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    The whole of Limpopo two TVs?
    Can’t stop watching it tho.

  • Reply C63 ijay November 10, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Respect Africa blacks we are the best then whites

  • Reply A Brink November 10, 2019 at 12:26 pm


  • Reply Khapha Levis Leshabane November 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I know someone who used to cry when they beat up John Cena at WWE.

  • Reply jonathan nkwabi November 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Shomadjozi is full of life. Much love from Tanzania!

  • Reply Mike Munn November 10, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    This whole energy is good Kelly is dope sho is adorable and john is classy as ever

  • Reply shamonica stanfield November 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    I don’t know who this lady is and this is my first time seeing her but she might be my favorite person right now. Her energy, personality is bubbly and we need more people like this.

  • Reply law35penn November 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Wow, love her accent and she is beautiful.

  • Reply MIRIAM WANGECI November 10, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    SA knows Swahili….unajifanya hunioni …

  • Reply Evance Janes November 10, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    She is amazinga

  • Reply JABULANI NKULULEKO November 10, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Good work Sho Madjozi, we are proud of you as South Africans

  • Reply tush free November 10, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Her singing in swahili is just everything even though she’s from SA thank you for representing East Africans so proud of you

  • Reply bambi lu November 10, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Wow that was awesome when John Cena showed up πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ƒ

  • Reply Marvellous Ngidi November 10, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Wow!! Madjozi was waiting patiently to be given a chance to hug John cenaπŸ‘πŸ‘ that's the coolest thing I have ever seen.

  • Reply france byaruhanga November 10, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Online sangoma to bring back lost LOVER +27676902893

  • Reply Leddie The Verified Prince November 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Awww Sho Madjozi ❀❀ representing us there we love you man …such a ball of energy

  • Reply Nisha Gamy November 10, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    oh MY GOD!!!! I love her …she's so energetic

  • Reply Memane Leonne November 10, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Fan girling is at 100%

  • Reply samantha matimba November 10, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    her reaction is priceless.i love JC too buh tjoo sho is way ahead

  • Reply artemis neoy November 10, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Wow that's amazing….Kelly please

  • Reply Grace Gracia's November 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    She's really overwhelmed she can't help it .. love you Sho

  • Reply IMUWAHEN ODEH November 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    What a great feeling

  • Reply nesta wylde. November 10, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Chi chi chi chi.

  • Reply kgahlego theko November 10, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Im so proud of u Sho Madjozi n the whole of South Africa

  • Reply Cassidy Geduld November 10, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Do u guys know how much chaos is that song causing in SA, whenever or Wherever that song is playing it's a madhouse we really do love the song and John cena

  • Reply Jacob Sylvester November 10, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I have song about Randy Orton am afraid to release it..

    Coz am sure Randy Will RKO me on stage..

  • Reply Hillary Okeyo November 10, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    When she said there was only one TV in the entire village I felt that deep dreams do come true ..
    Ps: this song is dope ..any Kenyan who can relate??

  • Reply lizzy Ngodz November 10, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    More love to you Sho Madjozi

  • Reply Hassan Lampard November 10, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    She's amazingπŸ”₯ We love John Cena❀

  • Reply Yogesh Pandat November 10, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    mr john cena you are the insipiration for evereryone

  • Reply Penninah The grace November 10, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Wow hahaha that is what we call a dream come true😁 she is really excited seeing him, wow John Cena is a humbled manπŸ‘

  • Reply Thabi Mas. November 10, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    That's our girl, God bless you nanaπŸ€—

  • Reply Just Keletso November 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    this is sooo cute πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°I love this moment for her

  • Reply Sarah SOkal November 10, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Fun song ,beautiful girl I really enjoyed that reunion ! The artist vs their hero.. so nice. Maybe one day out of my little snowy French Canadian Montreal, Ill get to sit down with Jon Bon Jovi & write a song lolll! Dream on ! I love this show !πŸ€—

  • Reply boniface kibet November 10, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    She is South AfricanπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ but the song is in Swahili East AfricaπŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ

  • Reply Philip Biasaf November 10, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Nimekupenda bureeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee kama akivyo kua cena kwako Na wewe you got some @ back

  • Reply Khulani Manganyi November 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I'm so proud

  • Reply Jesahn Orrin November 10, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Haha that was ridiculously cute. Kelly, ask them to start playing your show in New Zealand, please!

  • Reply Tune Inn 316 November 10, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    John Cena: the show gotta continue (keeps dancing)πŸ‘

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