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Fallon explained that they would each take turns lip-syncing to pre-selected songs. Because he’s played the game before, Fallon opted to go first.
“The first song is one of my favorite ’90s dance tracks,” Fallon said before beginning his lip-sync performance of Dee-Lite’s “Groove is in the Heart.” He started the performance by shimmying his shoulders to the beat of the song. He then flailed his limbs in rhythm to the upbeat song as he lip-synced the lyrics.
The performance received a round of applause from the audience and Haddish, who shook hands with her competitor before making her way to the microphone. Fallon tried to catch his breath as he stood to the side of the stage.
“When I was growing up in Los Angeles, this artist was one of my favorite female emcees and she still is today,” she told the audience. “Her name is Lady of Rage and the name of this song is ‘Afro Puffs.'”
Haddish began the performance by showing off her dance moves and clapping along to the song. “I rock rough and stuff with my afro puff,” she lip-synced as she motioned her hands around her hair. She then grabbed the microphone and put the stand behind her so that she could move around the stage.
“We going gangsta, baby,” Haddish said as she made her way to the side of the stage.
“You rode rough with your afro puff,” responded Fallon as he approached the microphone. “I didn’t like that The Roots were singing along with that. I was like, ‘Whose show is this? Come on.'”
Fallon explained that his next performance was in honor of Post Malone’s upcoming Posty Fest in Dallas. He then began to lip-sync Malone’s hit “Psycho.” Fallon stopped lip-syncing halfway through the performance and asked, “Can I just do something quickly? Sorry.” He turned his back to the audience as a man quickly applied tattoos onto his face.
He continued the performance by roaming around the stage and singing to the camera.
Haddish took off her jacket and requested that she begin her final performance from the side of the stage. “For my final song, I had to go deep, Jimmy. So I decided to go with the Godfather,” she said. “The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown.” The actress asked that “we make it look like old-school TV” before the footage turned to black-and-white.
She began her performance of “Sex Machine” by mouthing the words, “Fellas, I’m ready to get up and do my thing.” Haddish started dancing as the background music kicked in. Her dance moves included thrusting her hips and doing the robot. At one point she donned a cape, before throwing it to the ground to give herself full motion for her dance moves.
Fallon then put the cape back on her as the audience applauded the performance. “The clear winner. The champion, Tiffany Haddish,” he said.
Watch the full segment below.
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