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First Look: Samira Wiley Down with O.P.P. on ‘Lip Sync Battle’ (Watch)

Samira Wiley on "Lip Sync Battle" (Spike TV)
Samira Wiley on “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike TV)

*Samira Wiley may have just gotten engaged, but she’s still down with “O.P.P.”

The actress goes up against her former “Orange is the New Black” co-star Laverne Cox on the Oct. 26 episode of Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.”

The network released a preview clip on Monday showing Wiley doing her best Treach impersonation while performing the 1991 Naughty By Nature classic, complete with Timbaland boots, a knit hit and denim overalls with one strap unhooked, straight from the 90s.

Watch below:

The Samira Wiley vs. Laverne Cox episode of “Lip Sync Battle” debuts Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00pm ET/PT (new day and timeslot).

As previously reported, Wiley got engaged earlier this month to her longtime girlfriend Lauren Morelli, a writer on “OITNB.” The two met and fell for each other on the set of the Netflix series, where Wiley starred as prison inmate Poussey Washington.

Morelli was married to TV writer Steve Basilone when she began writing for “OITNB,” but in May 2014, Morelli wrote an essay for Mic about how working on the series made her realize that she is gay and in love with Wiley.

“I was nervous about the first love scene I’d written for Alex and Piper. I’d loved writing it, loved watching a tenderness emerge in their relationship where passion always seemed to be the ruling principle, but by that time, I was so deep in my own self-doubt that I constantly felt like a fraud,” she said of writing for the show’s two main characters. “I was sure it was bleeding into my writing. How could it not? I was married to a man, but I wasn’t straight.”

Wiley can currently be seen in season 3 of FXX’s “You’re the Worst” and will be a series regular on the upcoming Hulu series, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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