Wednesday night, NBC’s Jimmy Fallon showed that he can still dominate the late-night show scene (take that, Stephen Colbert and CBS!).
The epic episode of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” featured buddies Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres as guests.
Timberlake and Fallon did their sixth installment of “History of Rap,” this time a six-minute medley of rap classics ranging from LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells” to Kendrick Lamar’s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe.” The two did their first “History of Rap” in 2010, and let’s hope they never stop.
But the night got even better when DeGeneres took the stage for Fallon’s famous lip sync battle. Timberlake served as judge and told Fallon he couldn’t wait to judge him, as he sipped from a coffee mug that had Fallon’s face on it (and most likely didn’t have coffee in it.)
Fallon was first up and he did a hip-thrusting rendition of The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside.” DeGeneres went a different route for her first song, and sat crossed-legged while lip syncing Diana Ross’ “Do You Know Where You’re Going To.”
Fallon went contemporary with his final song, Silento’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” Yes, he did the dance (“stanky leg” and all) and by the end, he thought he might have pulled a muscle. Trying not to be upstaged, DeGeneres’ finale was about “ a business transaction I believe that happens.”
She of course did Rihanna’s “B*tch Better Have My Money,” which brought the house down and ended in a mic drop. Timberlake declared DeGeneres the winner, and the entire episode made us love Fallon even more.
Here’s a link to a previous “History of Rap” video and check out other amazing “Tonight Show” lip syncing battles below.