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that's our report. appreciate your time. i'm dan ashley. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- earvin "magic" johnson. from "sorry to bother you," lakeith stanfield. and music from lil baby. and now, finally, here's jimmy kimmel!
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: very nice. hi there i'm jimmy, i'm the host of this show. thank you for watching. thanks for coming. i'm glad you're here. i'm glad i'm here. i'm glad we've gathered. because at times like these, it's important that we have bonding. very nice. we have a lot to get to. before we begin i have today's corrections from the white house. they asked me to help get a few messages out. first of all, the president meant to say that papa john was treated unfairly, not fairly. he mistakenly carried the "un" from his meeting with kim jong-un, who he would like to
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clarify is not a great guy under that chubby exterior. second, the president did not intend to say that kentucky fried chick syen is a healthy breakfast for children. we'd like to retract the name junior from donald trump jr. as it has become clear his son is kind of a douche. [ cheers and applause ] we'll have more when he wakes up. this has been some week for donald trump. he has been trouble and triple talking his wau through the fallout from his puppet show with vladimir putin on monday. as i hope you know trump did what was previously unthinkable, he publicly sided with putin over our own u.s. intelligence agencies, which did not go over well with democrats or some of his fellow republicans. yesterday he made the very shabby claim that when he said he didn't see any reason why russia would hack the election, he meant to say he didn't see any reason why they wouldn't hack the election, a ridiculous claim no one believes with the
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possible exception of the morning suckups at "fox & friends." >> the economy is great, he sat down with kim jong-un, this was the other summit, sitting down with a lead that we need to have a relationship with. and everyone is excited about that. then he misspeaks one word, one contraction, he forgot to put the n apostrophe t at the end and it ruins the whole summit? >> jimmy: it's outrageous. like saying one flame on "the hindenburg" ruined the whole ride on the blump. donald trump isn't burdened by reality, he only listens to the voices in his head. those voices think he is doing great. >> we're doing very well. we are doing very well. we're doing very well. probably as well as anybody has ever done with russia. and there's been no president ever as tough as i have been on russia. >> jimmy: that's true, when trump hugs putin, he squeezes him really hard. [ laughter ] reagan didn't do that to
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gorbach gorbachev, he didn't have the guts. after making the most embarrassing bold-faced presidential lie since clinton and the oral sex, claiming he misspoke and meant to say he did trust american intelligence officials more than the former kgb agent in charge of russia, he went ahead and did it again today. this afternoon, days after his own director of national intelligence warned us that russia is still actively trying to hack our elections, he said the warning signs are there, the system is blinking, a reporter asked trump if he agreed with that assessment. and he said this. >> thank you all very much. appreciate it. >> is russia still targeting the u.s., mr. president? >> thank you very much, no. >> make your way out, let's go we're finished. >> jimmy: he said no. he said no twice. which means he's again taking putin's side which is a disaster after yesterday. how does the white house handle this? send out the whose press secretary to feed sinus some sa
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hu what ka bebs, saying he meant no, no more questions. >> he said no. does the president actually believes he understands the question, and is it his position, no, russia is not doing anything to interfere or meddle in the 2018 election? >> i had a chance to speak with the president after his comments and the president said thank you very much and was saying no to answering questions. the president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that russia is unable to meddle in our elections, as they have done in the past, and as we have stated. >> imagine being sarah huckabee sanders. you come into work this morning, you learn your assignment is to spin the word "no." [ laughter ] this is why she spends two weeks in hiding between press briefings now. this is remarkable. we got a real problem here. this is a yes-or-no question. he answered no. now she's saying no didn't mean no. she must really want to start eating at restaurants again is all i can figure.
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not everyone on team trump felt the need to defend their boss, though. his chief of staff, john kelly, was reportedly so furious after this lovefest with vladimir putin, he personally called republican congresspeople to give them the green light to criticize the president in public. and by the way, what does that say about the congresspeople? the president just sold us out to the russians, i hope i get the okay to say something about it. the problem is, though, if they dare attack this guy, they could lose their seats to some far right-wing nutjob, so for the time being they are bravely hiding under their desks. not every nonliberal is keeping it zipped. former army lieutenant colonel ralph peters had this on msnbc. >> the russians always try to get you two ways if they n. donald trump was in moscow. we know there were murmurings about prostitutes. from what you know of donald trump's character, can you believe that if at midnight two stunningly gorgeous russian hookers showed up at his door and said, we are a gift from
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your friend, that donald trump would have said, young ladies, go home to your mothers and i shall pray for you? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hm, let me think about that. no, i don't think so. will someone please give that man a show? i'd watch an hour of that every night. [ laughter ] it's all very crazy. yet with all of this moscow madness happening, according to a new poll from reuters, 71% of republican voters have a favorable view of how trump has been dealing with russia. which is nuts. but i was thinking about this today. and i think there's a simple explanation. they might not like what he's doing, they might not like him, but they love how pissed off it makes democrats. so they want it to keep happening. trump kept his base going by calling out his haters today on twitter. he's the taylor swift of treason, he really is. he wrote today, some people hate the fact that i got along well with the president of russia, they would rather go to war than see this, it's called trump
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derangement syndrome. i've never heard of trump derangement syndrome. if it is a syndrome named after donald trump, i assume it's sexually transmitted? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] we should take it seriously. and fortunately help is on the way. >> do you feel like the world is out to get you? >> phoney witch hunt, rigged deal -- >> do you falsely claim to have said things you didn't mean to say? >> i said the word "would" instead of "wouldn't." >> do you sometimes make strange sounds for no reason? >> bing, bing, bong, bong, bing, bing -- >> if so, you mash suffering from trump derangement syndrome. tds. ask your doctor about rezine. get you back to living the life you used to love. change your world and the world. rezine. fewer than 1% of users
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afternoon. hopefully we'll clear this potentially messy situation up. ♪ >> ahem! by her majesty's decree, i hereby proclaim it so that on this, the 18th day of july, in god's year 2018, president of the american colonies, donald trump, is and shall heretofore be known as -- big, fat, dirty bitch. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that is not going to help at all. wasn't big, fat, dirty bitch in the woo tang clan? when we come back, it's vin diesel's birthday today. we will honor that. and we have a new world's dumbest online challenge that i
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>> jimmy: welcome back. lakeith stanfield, music by lil baby and magic johnson is on the way. magic is president of basketball operations for the lakers, i don't know if you heard, he signed a really good player to join the team. first, have you seen this in my feelings challenge online? "in my feelings" is a song by drake. the challenge, this was started by a social media personality named shiggy. he posted a video of himself danting to that song in a specific way.
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the video went viral. others started making their own videos. for whatever reason, it went somehow from people dancing to people dancing while jumping out of their moving cars. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> oh my god! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: maybe he got the response he deserves. it's funny but jumping out of a moving car is obviously dangerous. drake started his career playing a guy in a wheelchair, now his music could be putting other people in them too.
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and i don't know, maybe i'm just old. i don't like this stuff. guillermo, what did uncle frank always say? >> guillermo: safety first. >> jimmy: safety first, that's right. you have to remember that safety comes first before anything. so i teamed up with a very popular hip-hop star to create a social media challenge that puts safety first. so for those of you looking to participate in a viral trend, one that won't get you killed, pay attention to this because it is off the hizook. >> yo, it's your boy jimmy kimmel with home slice ty dollar sign. >> what's up? we're here to tell you not all viral challenges have to be dangerous. >> word, here's a new dope viral challenge for you and your friends. >> it's called the life challenge! >> check it. ♪ ♪ >> step one, safely get into your vehicle. and don't forget to click. >> this is it. ♪
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>> here's the deal-io. when you see a yellow light, slow down, clown. ♪ >> isn't that dope? >> now you try it. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> yeah, that's how we do. >> that's the light challenge. >> when the light turns yellow, slow down hella. >> when it brown, flush it down. >> no, that's -- ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the light challenge. this is going to be huge. i bet we're going to get a lot of clicks on this one, i really do. one more thing, i want to wish
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happy birthday to vin diesel, his 51st birthday today. and to pay special tribute to this special man, we invited a local third grader named kai to honor him with a one-man show about his life. here he is, please say hello to kai. come on out. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hi, kai. there he is. >> hi, everybody. i'm flynn diesel. my father was a grizzly bear, and my mother is a big toe. did you know i get a million dollars every time i say "i am groot." i am groot. $2 million! they call me diesel because if you put me in your car, i'll
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mess it all up. [ laughter ] bye-bye! i am groot! $3 million! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: happy birthday. thank you, kai. i think vin is going to love that. we have a great show tonight. music from lil baby, lakeith stanfield is here, be right back with magic johnson! >> dicky: portions of "jimmy kimmel live" are brought to you by "alexa skill blueprints." visit blueprints.amazon.com to create your own custom alexa responses and skills in minutes. why shop marshalls? because... their prices will thrill you. whoo-hoo! the brands will surprise you. mwah! and every trip feels like an instant victory. woman: marshalls. never boring. always surprising. woman: marshalls.
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>> jimmy: hello there, welcome back to our show. tonight, from the movie "sorry to bother you," lakeith stanfield is here. then, his album is called, "harder than ever," lil baby from the mercedes-benz stage. i do want to say, for legal reasons, i do have to say he's not actually a baby, he's an adult. fully grown adult. so anyway. tomorrow night, jim gaffigan will be here. from the pittsburgh steelers antonio brown will join us. and we'll have music from imagine dragons.
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so please join us then. it is hard to imagine a way that our first guest could possibly be more beloved in los angeles, but he just put the best player in basketball in purple and gold. please welcome the president of basketball operations for the los angeles lakers, nba hall-of-famer earvin "magic" johnson. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: how are you? >> i'm good, i'm good, i'm good. >> jimmy: thanks for coming. i have so many questions for you. it's weird to see you in green, though, i have to say. it's like it's upsetting in a way. >> well, maybe i just want to pay, you know, a little homage to larry bird. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] or homage to all the money you just gave lebron.
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>> we gave him a lot. >> jimmy: yeah, right, you did. >> the last time i was here, i got in trouble. >> jimmy: i know. >> make sure i don't get in trouble today. >> jimmy: you know, i got in trouble too. people were mad at me because there was a fine assessed. the league takes these free agent conversations very seriously. >> $500,000. >> jimmy: $500,000 as a result of your appearance on this show. >> and we have a good time too. [ laughter ] but the thing i would mad at, everybody out here, jimmy didn't call me to say, hey, i'ma throw in $100,000, $3 a200,000. >> jimmy: no. >> i thought you were going to call saying, i'm going to help you out. >> jimmy: yeah, no. well, don't you get like $800 for being here? [ laughter ] that's my contribution. >> okay, you made your contribution that way. >> jimmy: a couple of weeks ago you announced if you were unable as president of basketball operations to bring a major free agent to the lakers, you would quit, you would resign, you would consider yourself to be a failure. at that time did you have a good
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idea that you were going to get lebron? >> no. >> jimmy: you did not. >> no. but i had confidence in myself and also the laker brand, the laker young players that we have. luke walton as the coach. you know, rob polinka and i will do our homework, and we really thought we had a great plan to introduce to lebron. when you got an owner like jeanie buss, i think all those things -- i think we had a strong argument to him to come join the lakers. and so i couldn't wait to get in front of him because i had watched all the film on him when he was with cleveland, the first time, when he was with miami, then when he went back to cleveland. so i had a sense of his game. and what he wanted in terms of what he was looking for. but i had to get in front of him to just -- >> jimmy: sell him on it? >> where we are, that's right. >> jimmy: it's interesting how it works. you mentioned that fine. because the rules are very
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strict. at 9:01 p.m., that's on june 30th, that's when you are able to start speaking to lebron. >> that's right. >> jimmy: not a minute before that. >> not a minute before. >> jimmy: you do go to his house. did he invite you to his house. do you call and say, i'd like to come to your house? >> that's good. [ laughter ] yeah we had to call and ask for permission. >> jimmy: i see, yes. >> to have a meeting. but rob called, his agent. and when you think about rich paws, his agent. we talked and said lebron would love to have a meeting with the lakers but he wants to have it with magic so that's what happened. >> jimmy: then were you excited? great, i get to be in there by myself? or did you rather rob was there, the whole team was there? >> i was ready, man. >> jimmy: you were ready to do it. >> yeah, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] i work best by myself. i showed up at 8:00. >> jimmy: you showed up at 8:00. before you took this meeting with lebron, did you speak to lonzo ball's father to make sure
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it was okay? [ laughter ] okay to recruit him to be a part of the team? >> i would have called you first before i called lavar ball, trust me. [ cheers and applause ] no, i didn't calla vaur. >> jimmy: you did not call, okay. >> no, and ask permission. so i got to 8:00 -- >> jimmy: you're an hour early, what did you do, sit in the car? >> that's right. i'm an on-time guy. i was just hoping that i didn't have to go to the bathroom. i was like, okay. >> jimmy: it would be a weird way to start. >> exactly. i would have got fined because i had to go early, right? >> jimmy: yeah, right. that would have been anpee, yea. you get to lebron's house. >> i'm sitting out there. i wait for 9:00. so at 9:00 i inch to the ghate.
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>> jimmy: okay. >> i don't ring the buzzer till 9:01. >> jimmy: they really have you paranoid. >> oh, man. they had me so scared. >> jimmy: it's crazy. >> because your half million dollars i was thinking about that. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. and it wasn't like that back when you were -- >> no. >> jimmy: -- playing, right? it was different. >> it's different now. >> jimmy: you sit down with lebron. and how do you open it? like how do you start? does he start, do you start? >> of course he greeted me at the door. we sat down. and i tell you something, jimmy. this guy is so smart. >> jimmy: what was he wearing? [ laughter ] >> there's some shorts, you know. he had on his lebron nike gear. >> jimmy: okay, all right. >> and looking very sharp. >> jimmy: gotcha. >> you know. very relaxed. >> jimmy: uh-huh. >> we just, you know, started talking about how we both grew up, first. and how we had probably the same expectations of, you know, people expected us to win and be
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good and we both midwest boys, him from ohio, me from michigan. we started that direction. then we headed toward the lakers. and he broke down every player on our team. their strength and weaknesses. he already knew, you know, the guys on our team. >> jimmy: you were impressed by that? >> i was very impressed with that. the fact that he knew he could fit into this young core that we had. and so we just started a dialogue. and before we knew it, you know, two hours had passed already. but it was a lot of laker expectations and offense, defense, you know. how he likes to play. and what was great is this is how he wants to play today. right? the way the lakers play, with pace. he's going to really take our players to this level. >> jimmy: sure he is. >> make them so much better. >> jimmy: 24 hours after that golden state, which they already have this unbelievable team, they sign demarcus cousins,
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who's another all-star. >> right. >> jimmy: is that dispiriting when you hear that? >> no, no, i love competition. i love chasing the best. they're the best, so we'll look forward to playing against them. >> jimmy: i see. do you think at this point the lakers, the way the team is situated right now, could beat golden state? >> i think, you know, we will look forward to that challenge, right? everybody expects golden state to win again. but i would love to have the challenge and to play them in the western conference finals. >> jimmy: right. >> if we could get to that position. so i'm not -- i'm a competitor. so i'm not scared of golden state. i'm not worried about golden state. they don't keep me up at night. i know that we have a really solid team, a good team, a competitive team, and a tough-minded team. and we got guys now who are winners. lebron james brings a championship mentality to our team. so does rondo. he's won a championship with boston. >> jimmy: sure, yeah. >> and then javale mcgee, who
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used to play for golden state, he's won two championships. >> jimmy: before you sign these guys, do you talk to lebron about it? >> oh, for sure. >> jimmy: you do. >> for sure. >> jimmy: that was a courtesy that was extended to you as well? >> exactly. dr. buss, before we made moves, he would always come to me what do you think about this guy? what do you think about this trade? and so i want to make sure i do the same. because lebron has played against these guys. so he knows them even better than myself. >> jimmy: right, yeah. >> he knows what's up here, he knows what's in here. that's important, to know if they're smart, if they're tough, if they're tough-minded, that's important. >> jimmy: all right. we're going to take a break. i wish i could have come to this meeting with you. [ laughter ] >> if you would have gave me $250,000, you could have. >> jimmy: next time. magic johnson is here. be right back. (vo) what if this didn't have to happen? i didn't see it. (vo) what if we could go back?
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and now, demonstrating banking without waiting, magic johnson! magic starts a fastbreak, moves down the floor against long lines, drives to the michigan fast monteler. he slips his card toward the machine. it's in! look how he lays up those deposits. passes his money from savings to checking. picks off those withdrawals. bank without waiting. like magic. fast teller at michigan national bank. shot! >> jimmy: wow, there you go. magic johnson from way back. >> wow. >> jimmy: the whole town -- >> i had hair and everything. >> jimmy: you had hair, we got your p.i.n. number there. >> and a moustache. >> jimmy: yeah. >> wow. >> jimmy: denzel washington was here last week. and i was asking him, he's obviously a lakers fan. i asked him if he called you after the lakers signed lebron.
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he said he did call you and you rushed him off the telephone. >> you know i love denzel. >> jimmy: who doesn't love denzel? >> i helped denzel get his season tickets on the floor there, right? long, long time ago. >> jimmy: he needed help? >> oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: really? [ laughter ] >> he needed help, you know. i helped him out, you know. told him to call dr. buss, that whole thing. >> jimmy: who else called you? >> everybody. >> jimmy: jack nicholson? >> everybody. >> jimmy: pope francis, did he make a phone call? [ laughter ] >> everybody but the pope. but i said some prayers. so hopefully the pope put them up to god for me to get lebron. >> jimmy: honestly, did you at any point stop and pray that god would bring you lebron james to your team? >> no, i didn't pray for lebron. but i prayed for success in free agency. >> jimmy: you did. [ applause ] >> so, you know -- listen, this has changed the nba for the better. it has changed los angeles and
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laker nation for the better. >> jimmy: it has changed cleveland for the much worse. [ laughter ] >> well, but you know what? you got to give him credit. he brought them the championship. >> jimmy: he ctainly did. >> he delivered to cleveland. >> jimmy: and i remember something that lebron told me many years ago when we hosted the espys together. after when people were so upset with him for leaving cleveland. he said, i'm from akron. i'm not from cleveland. they make fun of us here. you know? and i thought that was interesting. >> but he's -- listen. he is a wonderful man. smart. he's a businessman as well. owns soccer teams. owned different businesses. pizza, on and on and on. >> jimmy: yes, he's very rich. >> yes, yes. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: did you say to him, you're loaded, you've got soccer teams, pizza, maybe we can do this for half price? [ laughter ] >> i thought i was going to get a discount, i didn't get one. >> jimmy: you didn't ask. you've got to ask for that discount. >> you know what, i wanted him so bad, i didn't want when to
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mess up. >> jimmy: right, yeah. no, you don't want to mess up something like that. >> no, no, lebron, i'ma pay you whatever you want. >> jimmy: what about vacation? you always go -- i love looking at your twitter feed. you have these pictures of yourself and sam jackson and your wives. you guys go to italy. every year you come here and every year i ask you if i can come with you on these trips. and you know, i just want -- i put something together. i want you to see what it would be like. [ applause ] can you imagine how much fun? here we are just kind of relaxing on the boat together. doesn't that look having a ball? >> you look good, man. you know what you're dressed the right way too, you know? >> jimmy: yeah, casual. >> but see, i know that you cheat now because you didn't give me the 250. [ laughter ] if i got you to italy, you wouldn't pay for dinner or nothing, you know? >> jimmy: right, yeah. >> i love italian food, i love to eat. so you have to, you know, pay
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for dinners and things. >> jimmy: i'd definitely pick up a couple of dinners, come on now, let's think about this. >> what happened to the 250? [ laughter ] right, right, everybody? [ cheers and applause ] but yes, we're going. my wife, i want to date my wife for a month, and i can't wait. >> jimmy: i heard your dad was super excited that you signed lebron? >> my dad is such a big lebron james fan that he calls him kang james. not king, kang. he adds a little something. he loves lebron. he was so happy. he said,er vi er viarvin, you p. since you're not playing anymore, once lebron started playing -- >> jimmy: he thinks of him as a son in a way. >> exactly, exactly. talk about somebody happy in michigan? he's going to fly out and see
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it really is. >> thank you. it's a magic jacket. >> jimmy: it's a magic johnson jacket, or has magic powers? >> it brings things into third dimensional space that weren't there before. >> jimmy: it does. >> yes, like flowers, for instance. >> jimmy: are you going to do a magic trick? wow. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. does it have $500,000 in there? [ laughter ] >> it would need that on the print, so maybe next time. >> jimmy: you know what, this really happens to me, i appreciate it. how are you doing? how's everything in your life? >> oh, man, i'm great. i'm really excited. the film's out. it's doing well. >> jimmy: the film's really good. describe the movie, because it seems like it's one thing, then it is totally different. >> i guess the best way to describe it would be that it's absurd, it's a comedy, and it's also dealing in
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rupp rupp! >> jimmy: i never know what to say, i live in fear of ruining somebody's movie by saying what's in it. it takes a sci-fi turn for sure. >> the best way to understand is go see it, it is wild. >> jimmy: they say that is the best way to do it, it really is. [ laughter ] i read somewhere that -- i think in the "new york times," you were supposed to have a nude scene in this film. the director, boots riley, he wanted you to do a nude scene? >> well, i think -- he had it originally in the story. i wanted to do the nude scene. >> jimmy: you wanted to do it. >> that was one of the reasons why i took the role. [ laughter ] but ultimately, for reasons i don't know, it ended up not making it. >> jimmy: is it because there was something particularly special about the nude scene? or you just want to do a nude scene? >> i just want to do a nude scene. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i'm sure -- i bet there are nude scenes -- listen, you know. i'm sure there are plenty of people who would like to have you do a nude scene. >> it's fun to be nude.
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>> jimmy: it is fun to be nude. little kids get to run around nude all the time. >> it's not fair. >> jimmy: nobody seems to mind, yeah. >> kids. >> jimmy: yeah. [ laughter ] how old were you when you started acting? >> i guess i came out of the womb wanting to perform. also i was naked then. are [ laughter ] wanted to perform. i think in high school i really realized it's something i could actually do? >> jimmy: school theater? did you do school plays? >> yeah, so one of my first roles, i was a frog. i was kind of in a fat suit at the time. i was maybe 90 pounds or something. they put me in a fat suit. i got to play a fat, cute frog. >> jimmy: what was the play? >> it's called "honk." it was a musical. >> jimmy: did the frog sing? >> yes. >> jimmy: the frog sang. i heard you worked at a marijuana farm or something like that? is that true? yeah, okay. >> yeah, it was -- it was basically an impromptu center for medical experiences. >> jimmy: i see. this was before it was legal for
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recreational use? >> yeah. >> jimmy: were you growing it for medical marijuana use? >> yes, that's what i say. we would give it to the -- actually supply it to the medical marijuana places that would then sell it. but we grew it. >> jimmy: where did you grow it? >> basically in a guy's house who knocked out all the walls. it was just like, all right, this is the place we're going to do this, man. i'm like, all right, cool. >> jimmy: did the neighbors know what was going on in that house? >> there were no neighbors. >> jimmy: really? >> no, it was a very secluded area, it was its own thing kind of. >> jimmy: i see. out in the middle of the desert or something like that? >> uh-huh. >> jimmy: then -- how long did you work there? >> about three -- two and a half, three years. >> jimmy: your job was to care for? >> care for. >> jimmy: and cultivate the plants? >> yes, yes. i realize that plants are just actually beings. they're beautiful. >> jimmy: so you're smoking them too? [ laughter ] >> yes, yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's when you have thoughts like that. >> yeah. if it brings you closer.
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>> jimmy: terry crews wa was here. he plays your uncle in the movie. he said he loved the script for the movie so much that he would pay them to be in it. did you have a similar feeling about -- [ laughter ] >> it ain't that deep, terry. [ laughter ] no, no -- i mean, terry can to that, he did the commercials, he got the old spice thing. >> jimmy: i see, he's got the old spice money. >> he can afford it, maybe. i don't know. >> jimmy: when you play -- now i'm thinking about your working in the -- at that marijuana place. then you played snoop dogg. it's like really like you were preparing for that role. >> yeah. [ laughter ] not even knowing. >> jimmy: when you played snoop in "straight outta compton," did you meet with him, study him? >> no, i met him at the premiere. >> jimmy: oh, really? >> i had to get past a wall of security. then a secondary wall of security which was just marijuana smoke. [ laughter ] to get around that and find him. >> jimmy: where is he? >> yeah.
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i met him. he was super, super sweet and tall and awesome. >> jimmy: and he was happy with your performance? with your portrayal? >> yeah, yeah. "great job, matthew." i've never been anyone's nephew before. >> jimmy: you know what, he called me nephew once, and i have to say i was quite touched by it. >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: yes, yes. it's a long story but it's a good one. >> shout-out to snoop. >> jimmy: shout-out to uncle snoop. are you having fun with this? you're basically doing what you wanted to do, i assume this is your dream and it's happening for you. are you enjoying yourself? >> yeah, yeah. i'm finding ways to balance it all out. >> jimmy: you are. >> it's a lot of work and it's new, strange, weird world. it is strange to sit here and be looking at people. >> jimmy: it's a little weird to have a conversation in front of an audience, yeah, right. >> yeah, just finding ways to balance it, have fun with it, and be grateful that i'm in a position that i've always wanted to be in. >> jimmy: the movie's really good. and you did a great job in it. lakeith stanfield, everybody.
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the movie is "sorry to bother you." it's in theaters now. and we'll return with music from lil baby. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> dicky: the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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>> dicky: the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. >> jimmy: i want to thank magic johnson and lakeith stanfield. apologies to matt damon, we ran out of time. his album is called "harder than ever." here with the song "yes indeed," lil baby! ♪ the dash it's digi' the schedule busy my head in a hoodie my shorty a goodie ♪ ♪ my cousins are crazy my cousins like boogie life is amazin' it is what it should be ♪ ♪ been here for ten but i feel like a rookie i tell her look up ♪ ♪ 'cause it's snowin' in tootsie's booked for three years ♪ ♪ man you can't even book me it's me and lil baby this goin' crazy ♪ ♪ wheezy produced it and weezy f. made me and she held it down so she got a mercedes ♪ ♪ young money records the army the navy they ran me ten thousand i threw it like brady ♪ ♪ the foreign is yellow like tracee and k-d i trusted my they never betrayed me ♪
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>> make some noise for lil baby! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ met all these they sweeter than sadie when i started out ♪ ♪ i just took what they gave me ♪ ♪ did all the favors they never repaid me it worked in my favor 'cause nobody saved me ♪ ♪ brand new whip got no keys tailor my clothes no starch please ♪ ♪ soon as i nut you can gon' leave got m's in the bank like yes indeed ♪ ♪ cartier glasses i won't even peek at you yellow ferrari ♪ ♪ like pikachu i got 'em waitin' and watchin' what he gon' do ♪ ♪ tryna peep what i do tryna steal my moves 25 hundred for a new pair of tennis shoes ♪ ♪ the same price i could make them youngins come and finish you lawyer been chargin' ♪ ♪ he a jewish like he voodoo real dope boy hundred thousand in evisu ♪ ♪ presidential tints slide by we don't see you i been gettin' money ♪ ♪ i ain't worried 'bout what he do ♪ ♪ i'm gettin' money like i'm from the '80s me and drake 'bout to drop man ♪ ♪ this gon' go crazy they know i'm the truth comin' straight from the basement ♪ ♪ i'm straight as the street man i come from the pavement a million all hundreds it make em go crazy ♪ ♪ wah wah wah i'm the baby brand new whip got no keys ♪ ♪ tailor my clothes no starch please soon as i nut you can gon leave ♪ ♪ got ms in the bank like yes indeed me and my dawg goin all the way ♪ ♪ when you livin like this they supposed to hate brand new whip got no keys ♪ ♪ tailor my clothes
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no starch please as soon as i you can gon leave ♪ ♪ got ms in the bank like yes indeed me and my dawg goin all the way ♪ >> hands up, what's up, lil baby! this is "nightline." >> tonight, cheers of joy. the 12 young soccer players and their coach finally heading

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