BOSTON — Rita Moreno says it was the hip-hop musical “Hamilton” that inspired her to bust a rhyme while delivering the commencement address at the Berklee College of Music.

The actress and singer showed off her rapping skills at the Boston school Saturday.

The 84-year-old broke into rap midspeech, telling graduates they “must have the audacity, the pluck, the grit, the perspicacity.”

She said it was “Mr. Hamilton that brought the rhyme to mind,” also rapping, “Damn, I’ve seen that play three time.”

– From news service reports