Vin Diesel grooves to Katy Perry, Beyonce, shares ‘Riddick’ news

Vin Diesel of the "Riddick" and "Fast & Furious" franchises shares a candid video of himself dancing to Katy Perry and Beyonce songs.
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Vin Diesel is a Katy Perry and Beyoncé fan. There’s the video evidence to prove it. And -- pardon the pun -- it’s “Riddick”-ulous.

The “Fast & Furious 6” star posted a nearly seven-and-a-half minute video on his Facebook page Tuesday in what we can only surmise is a treat for fans. A treat in which the singer grooves and sings along to Perry’s “Dark Horse” and Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.”

He gave it the simple caption, “You know I love music...”

The barrel-chested actor welcomes his legion of followers to his alone time with his computer, bopping along to the pop hits in a white undershirt and camouflage shorts, you know, showing off his impressive guns and likely causing a few hard-core fans to go weak in the knees. (But the Ministry can’t help but laugh and feel slightly little uncomfortable viewing the homage in an office, where people are reporting actual news.)


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“Guys, I’m just excited,” the 46-year-old said at the 3:13 mark in the video, sharing his glee over the DVD success of his sci-fi action flick “Riddick.”

“I’m happy and I’m shouting out to you guys,” he continued. “Universal just called me and told me that ‘Riddick’ is No. 1 on the DVD charts. There’s no way in the world ‘Riddick’ would have been made without you guys. You know that.”

The jovial star recalls the “arduous” task it was to make the R-rated, low-budget film in 2012 in which he stars as an Alpha Furyan antihero with heightened vision.

“It’s a win for all of us and I really, really want to thank you so much,” he added. “Yeah, I’m excited. And of course Universal is also saying they want to develop the next one!”

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Upon announcing the news, Diesel blows a kiss to fans and sings a lyric from the “Dark Horse” rap segment: “Peace, there’s no going back!” he said.

Whether that means he’s signing on for the next installment of the franchise is unclear, but the actor is definitely confident enough to bust a move to “Drunk in Love” in the remainder of the video. (He tells fans he missed Bey and Jay Z’s Grammy performance because he was hard at work on “Fast & Furious 7.”)

Diesel gets into seduction mode as he sings along, walking back and forth from the webcam. He even demonstrates Bey’s sexually charged “surfboard” move and we can’t help but awkwardly giggle a little bit more.

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