During a visit to Jimmy Fallon to promote the newest season of ‘American Crime’, actress/director Regina King shares the story of getting an invitation to an Oscar party thrown by the late legend, Prince! Unfortunately, she didn’t experience much of it.
As Michelle Obama prepares to make her final exit out of The White House, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon had to do a proper send off for our First Lady that included a serenade by Stevie Wonder.
“When I think about the fact that some of them are afraid about what’s to come … I don’t want them to be afraid,” Michelle says during Wednesday’s show. “I want them to embrace the future and know that the world is getting better. We have bumps in the road, we have ups and downs. But I want our kids to move forward, I don’t care where they come from, with strength and with hope.”
“I didn’t think it was going to be that emotional. It’s been surprisingly emotional for all of us in ways that we didn’t expect.” She adds.
Fallon took the time to express his thanks to our First Lady during his epic “Thank You Notes” segment.
“Thank you, Mrs. Obama, for being a smart, strong, independent woman, an activist, a style icon, and a great dancer. And showing us all what it would look like if Beyoncé had married a much nerdier Jay Z,” Fallon joked.
“That’s my boo! Mom jeans and all.” Michelle replies with laughter.
Watch the videos below!
In this next video, The First Lady shares how emotional it has been to say goodbye after eight years as FLOTUS and why one of her daughters, Sasha, missed her dad’s last presidential speech.
D’Angelo gave such a soul-stirring and touching tribute to Prince on last night’s Jimmy Fallon, that the biggest thug could shed tears. He was accompanied by Maya Rudolph (daughter of Minnie Ripperton) and Gretchen Lieberum of the cover band, Princess, as background vocalists. D’Angelo’s rendition of “Sometimes It Snows in April” was beautiful and a reminder of how talented D’Angelo is as a musician.
Like Prince, D’Angelo plays many instruments and is known for his high octave singing voice. When D’Angelo first hit the scene, many of his fans thought it was Prince when his first single, “Brown Sugar”, was released. D’Angelo has mentioned before that he looked up to Prince as his mentor, which makes this tribute so befitting. Grab some tissue and press play below.
Friday, November 13th, 2015, all four members of the legendary Hip Hop Group A Tribe Called Quest, namely Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi tore up the stage at The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon with their reunion performance of the classic “Can I Kick It?”. Their performance was a celebration of the 25th-anniversary deluxe edition of their debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. Performing on Fallon is the group’s first time together on stage in 15 years.
Tribe did what they do best when they’re live on stage and that’s getting the people on their feet and boppin’ their heads! I caught a couple of the white dudes in suits in the front row…LOL
Man, I gotta tell you….we need this album reissued for us to be reminded of how Hip Hop used to be. We need to be exposed to the kind of Hip Hop that made us fans of Hip Hop in the first place. A Tribe Called Quest’s lyrical content/delivery and instrumentation behind their lyrics made us appreciate jazz-influenced Hip Hop with substance and maturity.
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In the meantime, check out last night’s killer performance!