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>> jimmy: thank you very much. oh, my goodness. look at you. thk you very much. thanks, welcome, everybodyom welc welcome, welcome to "the tonight show. thank you for being here [ cheers and applause e please givit up for the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause guys, it seems like there's so much going on right now in the news trump is in a trade war with china. the series finale "game of [ cheers ]s this weekend pga championship just kicked off and i heard that taco bell is opening a hotel and resort. [ cheers and applause there's a lot to go over, so let's just jump in and cover it all once. [ light laughter ] first off, president trump is in a trade war with cha. he's raising tariffs on chinese products while the chinese are raising tariffs on u.s. products the whole thing is heang up big time you know what else is heating up "game of thrones. [ cheers and applause
daenerys was losinher mind and know one knows who will end up on the throne, but you know anyone who stays at thcohrone? bell hotel and resort. [ laughter and applause the restaurant is opening a tel in california where you can relax with your family, sit by the pool and maybe even play a little golf. [ laughter ] the pga championship just kicked off and everyone's wondering if tiger could win it all. he was on fire last month at the masters. you know who else is on fire everyone on "game of thrones." everyone [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause that dragon spared no one. alliances have gotten so complicated and no one knows what's going to happen speaking of complicated alliances and not knowing what's going on. trump's trade war. [ laughter ] are we winning are we losing? stocks are up, and ty're down imports are totally backed up. speaking of being backed up.ht ] stay at the hotel and resort nights, three nightsht, two heck maybe even fore
brooks koepka took an early lead this week, but people are still rooting tiger woods. brooks koepka and tiger woods.li they sound less ke golfers more like characters from "game of thrones." it's all coming to an end this weekend. but you know what else will last forever this trade war [ laughter ] if feels like trump has been fighting with china since he took office. he's either fighting with them or golfing [ laughter ] in conclusion, what's gointo happen [ light laughter ] what's going to happen [ light laughter ] what's going to happen we know what's going to happen [ lauger ] [ cheers and applause yeah there's a lot going on. new law in alabamak about the after they passed the bill restricting women's reproductive rights. i saw that missouri passed something similar. yeah, the lawmakers are proud of themselves now, but that all changed when they look around like, "hey, where'd all the women go?" [ cheers and applause
but get this, even televangelist pat robertson said the alabama law goes too far. pat robertson. it's like snoop dogg telling seth rogen, "bro, se up on the weed." [ laughter and applause pat robertson. speaking of we, this week in new hampshire, joe biden - [ laughter ] >> steve: nice segue >> jimmy: that's what you call a segue. there you go, that's it.ug [ er ] this week in new hampshire, joe biden went to a house party where he told a group of supporters that he wantso decriminalize marijuana. and a group of people out on the back deck were like -- [ laughter ] way ahead of you, buddy. way ahead of you [ applause ] listen to thisd i heout a conservative radio station in connecticut that's renaming itself trump 103.3. which is fitting because that's also what trump tells people his approval rating is [ laughter ] "it's 103.3. it's not -- it's not .3. [ light laughter ] some entertainment news, one oft the bit movies outhis weekend is "a dog's journey. and i heard that it's making
everyone cry [ audience aws ] though it's weird when you someone crying you're like, "dog's journey?"ik no l "no, detective pikachu.la [ hter ] he solved the case at the end!" but "a dog's journey in theaters and so is "john wick: chapter three. [ cheers ] but if you saw the first "john wick," you know the dog's journey doesn't end well [ laughter ] check this out a couplet a restaurant in the u.k. ordered some regular wine, but their server accidentally gave them a $6,000ottle. [ audiencehs ] and the waiter was like, "can i close out your check now because i'm about to be fired. [ laughter ] and finally you guys, not only isgame of thrones" ending this week, but "the big bang theory" is also -- just had its series finale. so now in honor of both shows, here are some of the most heart warming momey.s. en ♪
♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: that's too sweet, right. today is friday and that's usually when i catch up with some personal stuff. i check my inbox, returnome e-mails and of course, i write out "thank you notes." and i was running a bit behind so i thought if you guys towouldn't mind, i'd like write out my weekly thank-you notes right now. is that okay with you? [ cheers and applause you guys are the best. thank you very much. james, can i get some thank you note writing music please? ♪ [ light laughter >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: he's in a great mood [ light laughter ] he does birthday parties too, you guys [ laughter ] >> steve: really almost life like ♪ >> jimmy: thank you ongoing trade war between trump and xi chinese president ingping, for being a real "he said, xi said." [ laughter and applause >> steve: come on -- ♪
>> jimmy: thank you eliminated bachelorette contestants who goe rying in the limo alone. or as it's also known, prom night. [ laughter andla i came here with a date. [ light laughter ] ♪ thank you commencementor ceremonies feing a a celebration for most graduates and an endurance test for anyone whose last name starts with a 'z.' [ laughter d applause ] just trying to think of a 'z' last name. >> steve: zucker >> jimmy: yeah i always thinking of zaphar. [ light laughter ]ph >> steve: zaar >> jimmy: zaphar >> steve: zaphar >> jimmy: zaph [ light laughter ] ♪ thank you, book marks, for continuing to exist. despite the fact that literallyg anythilat can be a book mark [ laughter and applause ♪
thank you prom photos for letting high schoolers pay hundreds of dollars to embarrass their future selves. [ laughter and applause one day -- >> steve: oh >> jimmy: one day, all fond memories >> steve: this is you, mom ♪ jimmy: thank you picnics, for being the only time when i'm like, "you know what would b make this mealetter? eating it off the ground." [ laughter ] there you guys have it those are my "thank you notes. we'll be right back with gabrielle union. come on back [ cheers and applause ♪
[ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: our first guest is a a very talented actress and a "new york times" best selling author starting may 28th you can see her right her on nbc as a judge on "america's got talent." that's gonna be cool she also stars along side jessica alba in the new series "l.a.'s finest" which airs on spectrum on demand ladies and gentlemen, please
welcome gabrielle union. nd [ cheers a applause ♪ >> jimmy: oh, my goodness. welcome backov i always lseeing you >> how are you >> jimmy: thank you for coming back i'm fantastic. bui got to talk to you about -- you have so much going on right now >> a lot >> jimmy: two giant projects >> yeah. >> jimmy: but then the biggest thing to happen to you -- you have a beautiful little baby with you [ cheers and applause ♪ how old is your baby >> she's six months old. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> yeah. >> jimmy: congratulations to you and dwayne as well everything's just amazing. right? and better and just awesome? >> we basically believe at we're like the parents to, like, the newest "x-men. like - >> jimmy: yeah [ laughter ] >> like, everything she does isi like, "i don't t other
babies do this." so - [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah >> you could see - >> jimmy: she's a genius >> she's a genius. well, she's in swim class and i posted a couple clips on it of her in swim class,ut like now she's holding her breath prettyq much -- she's uaman, basically. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: she's -- she's jasomomoa right now. >> yeah. >> jimmy: well, i know that she's definitely well read because i have a picture here, reading "dada" by jimmy fallon, and it's a great boo [ audience aws ] [ applau ] thank you. >> we like to have a little fun before we appear on the show bring the jimmy fallon book. >> jimmy: bring the jimmy llon book here >> yeah, we're gonna see him next week. [ laughter ] just get it. it's fine. >> jimmy: just put it in front of her, yeah >> yeah. >> jimmy: do have -- is yo ever just buying you books and blankets >> books, blanket, inappropriate onesies, which i love [ laughter >> jimmy: did you get an inappropriate onesie >> all -- well, i asked for them, so >> jimmy: oh, okay [ laughter ] i got it i gotcha i nevegot one of those yeah >> jimmy: yeah how was mother's day with the new baby >> you know what i was a little nervous i -- kept what "d" would do r first mother's day. you know, there's a lot on it. >> jimmy: yeah >> and i've been waiting this is like a miracle >> jimmy: yeah and he was like, "babe, i
think i got the most perfect romantic night for you." so, we kind of did it a little bit saturday -- saturday night,t and he showed up wsome jersey mike's, like, an italian sub. [ audience oohs >> jimmy: you like jersey mike's? >> oh, the italian sub >> jimmy: yeahou >> are y kidding me? oh, it's amazing [ laughter ] it amazing [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: i love that you love that >> yeah, and then, like, threeli different pies, and a a bottle of wine and i was like, "you're perfect. [ laughter ] you complete me. >> jimmy: "you complete me." exactly. esat people get you. isn't that the greatt thing? >> yeah. >> jimmy: how is he doing, by the way? is he over his hangover? [ laughter ] m >> oh -- oh,y gosh so - >> jimmy: last time he was on the show - >> he was so hungover. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: dude, he was like -- he was like, "dude, i don't ow if i can make it out there. >> yeah. [ laughter ] he woke up and he's like, "i think i got the flu. and i'm like, "ha-ha, no you don't have the flu." [ laughter ] i don't know how you made it to 37 annever been hungover. >> jimmy: yeah, he's never been hungover >> yeah. >> jimmy: it was fantastic i was so excited to have him on i go, "i can't believe i'm talking to dwayne wade." and just --- first time's hungover >> oh, he just slops sweat >> jimmy: oh, he's sweating. [ laughter ] >> he's like, "is it hot in here's whatappening?" i'm like, "nope. baby, it's a hangover. it's a good time >> jimmy: but he still looked
good he's still looked good >> oh, he's still cute >> jimmy: but he's not the only athletic person in the family. i will say this. >> oh, geez. >> jimmy: i found of photo froye your eighth grade book. "most athletic." [ laughter ] >> yeah. >>immy: that's you there how cute [ audience aws ] [ applause ] >> yesim >> j: are you kidding me how cute are you >> can we -- oh, that's like with my braces and my haircut that was inspired by duran duran. >> jimmy: ah-ha. [ laughter ] >> yeah. >> jimmy: but also, i found this photo as well >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: little basketball photo right there. see? >> okay. >> jimmy: come on. >> we are truly livingsk baball >> jimmy: how were you -- how were you at high school basketball >> i led the league in technicals i was the -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: did you really >> no, i really did. i was like the draymond green of my time >> jimmy: what [ laughter ] >> you know, the -- like rasheed wallace of my day. >> jimmy: you were >> i talked cash-ish: >> jimmyw. >> yes >> jimmy: yeah >> yeah. >> jimmy: really [ laughter ] >> i once got a technical for talking trash to a player's mother [ laughter ] >> jimmy: gabrille union >> "are you proud of yrself? you raised that. [ laughter ] you proud of yourself? way to go. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "you raised that?" [ cheers and applause
that's good burn yeah that's a good one. are you gonna be -- are you gonna be tough on "america's got talent? >> no. this is -- no, i've beco a a softy. >> jimmy: that's the old you >> yeah, no -- i mean, like i can't -- like, my whole career has just been one big long "no," and, you know, it's depressing >> jimmy: sure >> so i want to be a part of telling people, "yes" and making dreams come true. >> jimmy: yeah, but you also got to give a couple zingers in there. [ light laughter ] you got to be -- >> you have to be really bad, like, there was a poor girl and -- spoiler alert - [ light laughter ] who believed truly in her heart that she had trained a chicken "ma'am, you know what's not trained? that chicken." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: "you raised that you raised that chicken. [ laughter ] >> but just -- i couldn't. >> jimmy: no, of course not. >> she was so sweet and i just like -- i was like, "so next time -w like, you give constructive criticism for like chicken -- >> jimmy: what did the chicken do >> nothing that it was suppose to do. [ laughter ] like it was -- >> jimmy: see? 'cause now i kind of want to see this now i'm rooting for the chicken, man. that would be fantastic. [ laughter ] >> it don't make it. >> jimmy: okay, it doesn't make it >> it doesn't makeimt. >> jmy: okay let's talk about "l.a.'s finest." >> yeah. >> jimmy: you and jessica alba
>> we have a very good time. >> jimmy: i mean, that's -- that's a fun pair right there. >> yeah, we have a very good time >> jimmy: and this is yourch acter from "bad boys 2." >> yes, and we spin her off to l.a. she becomes a detective in the lapd and gets partnered withic jessalba's nancy mckenna and they both have these very mysterious backstories and pastd aney have to learn how to trust each other and fight crime, and bring down bad guys and still have a little -- little sexy time [ laughter ] >> jimmy: well, yeah >> you know, and a lot of action >> jimmy: that is funny, too >> yeah, it's really funny >> jimmy: well, jessica was just here yesterday and weouere talking the show and she was like, "on downtime, gabrielle's the most fun human being ever." she's said that you guys used to make videos >> yeah. >> jimmy: together >> yeah, we -- we make up dances [ light ughter ] >> jimmy: so, like music videos and -- >> we thought it was just, like, cute little -- like, cute little, like, 15-second blurbs jimmy: yeah >> and then the production value sort of, like, went through the roof [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and you started editing them in all this stuff >> yea i became, like, the pe williams of our set and i'm like, "move you over there. let's do this. you raised this. you know [ laughter ] like, yeah exactly. >> jimmy: we asked gabrielle to bring us a clip of the music video and you did.
>> yeah. >> jimmy: thank you so much. so here is the music video with jessica alba this is to "lil bebe" by danileigh. take a look at this. ♪ ♪ my lil bebe little beb my lil beb yeah ♪ ♪ change your price tag there's a upgrad on a watch yea yeah i'm all work ♪ ♪ if you want tha is your rollie be precise yeah ♪ >> jimmy: come on.pp [ cheers and ause that -- that was the face. i go, "ah. you're sfunny. come on. you know how to do it. you know how to do it. i want to show everyone a clip of "l.a.'s finest. here's gabrielle union and jessica alba in "l.a.'finest." >> lapd. >> what she said >> whe's your partner? [ speaking in a foreign language ] [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> yo, what partner? >> oh, oh, oh. you -- [ speaking in a foreign language ] --now, huh? i don't have time for this >> whoa, whoa.co me get your girl, please >> she don't listen to me. >> oh, my god. >> and your name >> oh, don't kill me >> you think i won't
huh? [ screaming >> frank cruz. frank cruz, you psycho get off me >> why do i always have to play the good copca >> 'e you have no poker face [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: yeah come on, bud gabrielle unio everybody you can watch new episodes of "l.a.'s finest" every monday - i know she's the greatest on spectrum on demand. when we come back, gabrielle and i are going head-to-head in a game of "phone booths." stick around [ cheers and applause ♪ hey! alright, let's get going! and you want to make sure taim it. i'm aiming it. ohhhhhhh! i ordered it for everyone. [laughing] (dad vo) we got the biggest subaru to help bring our family together. es i'm just resting my (dad vo) even though we're generatis apart. what a day. i just love those kids. (avo) presenting the all-new three-row subaru ascent. wave to grandma, everybody.
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"america's got talent" and the star of the new show "l.a.'s finest." it's gabrielle union ♪ [ cheers and applause the rules of this game are very simple i'll be asking each of you trivia questions and if you get a wrong answer,my a stranger from our ery bench gets shoved into your phone booth. [ laughter ] simple as thaton first questis for jimmy. >> jimmy: hello? >> steve: jimmy. >> jimmy: yes. >> steve: if you combine the jonas brothers and hemsworth brothers, how many brothers do you have ♪ jonas brothers, hemsworth brotherspl >> jimmy: hemsworths? >> steve: yes. >> jimmy: i know that there's three jonas plus the bonus jonas. [ light laughter ] four jonas brothers and liam, chris. seven. >> steve: seven. wait [ ding ] there you go you got it right [ cheers and applause ♪ >> jimmy: i know my jonas brothers
>> steve: all right. well, joining in gabrielle's booth is a dj, songwriter, record producer whose new album "father of asahd" is out now give it up for dj khaled [ cheers and applause ♪ >> come on in. >> jimmy: wait, i want him in my booth >> steveno >> i would say, it would've been a problem about a year ago but i'm on weight watchers now so, we good. you know what i'm saying [ laughter ]ou >> yre tiny. >> thank you >> you're wasting away >> they call me slim jim [ laughter ] >> steve: next question for gabrielle. >> okay. [ ringing >> hello >> steve: gabrielle. >> yes >> steve: green mamba. >> uh-huh. >> steve: european asp, and fer-de-lance are all species of what animal? >> snake ♪ >> steve: judges [ ding ] yes! the correct answer [ cheers and applause
it was ske ♪ joining the jimmy's booth, animal expert grant kemmerer and his 10-foot burmese python, sheila [ cheers ] ♪ don't worry. come on out. get right in there [ laughter ]im >> jmy: hey, buddy great, great, great. it's all good. >> steve: okay next question. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. are you joking me?ht [ laug ] is that your hand? [ laughter ] >> steve: all right.e thxt question is for jimmy >> jimmy: yes. [ ringing [ laughter ] [ ringing sorry there's a snake on the phone. [ laughter ]'s
>> steve: oh, appy to see me jimmy. [ laughter ] where in the body is the coccyx bone the coccyxth coccyx coccyx bone. >> jimmy: you think so steve: what part of the body >> jimmy: that'd be in the butt, bob. >> steve: in the butt? [ laughter ] in the butt. judgest yes, iis the butt bone [ cheers and applause ♪ well, joining gabrielle's booth is the grammy-winning musician with a new album called "wah gwaan?! this summer, he's on tour with ub40 make some room for shaggy! [ cheers and applause ♪ oh, my god >> jimmy: you get khalid and shaggy i have a 12-foot python in my thing. [ laughter ] this is rigged >> steve: those are the rules of the game. >> look like you're having fun
>> steve: shaggy didn't get it wrong. it wasn't him. [ laughter ] okay next question is for gabrielle [ ringing >> hello >> steve: yes, gabrielle what would take longer, watching every episode of "game of thrones" or every marvel superhero movie? >> "game of thrones. every episode. that's eight seasons how many marvel movies i've only watched "black panther." [ laughter ] "game of thrones," right >> yeah. yeah [ slide whistle >> steve: answerro >> "game of ths. >> "game of thrones. >> steve: "game of thrones" is correct! [ ding ] [ cheers and applause ♪ joining jimmy's booth, he plays grey worm on "game of thrones" and recording arlest under the name "h ritchie," it's jacob anderson [ cheers and applause ♪
>> jimmy: we got each other. we'll help each other. we'll help each other. [ beeping >> steve: we all know what that means. it's time for the final call >> jimmy: okay >> steve: and tht winner of this nexestion gets to shove everyone else from the mystery bench into their opponent's booth so, let's bring out the bench. first, they're olympic figure skaters and hosts of "wedding cake championship" which premieres june 3rd at od 10:00 p.m. on the foetwork please welcome, joinny weir and tara li! [ cheers and applause ♪ plus - >> jimmy: hi, guys >> hey >> steve: we've got two contortionists from the big apple circus, ellie and addie catarina [ cheers and applause ♪ and from the city of brotherly love, it's the phillie phanatic [ cheers and applause ♪ all right, final question. >> who's got the snake >> hold the door
[ ringing >> steve: it's for jimmy k jimmy: i can't even pic the phone. >> steve: i'll let it ring we can wait. [ laughter ] >> steve: jimmy. >> jimmy: yes? >> steve: name three english words that rhyme with pickle >> jimmy: come on. i can't think of one >> prinkle >> say trickle >> jimmy: sickle >> steve: sickle, yes. >> tickle. jimmy: tickle >> steve: two. >> nickle. >> jimmy: nickle >> steve: nickle, yes! [ cheers and applause ♪ that means jimmy wins. let's see how many people we can get into gabrielle'sooth oh ♪ >> jimmy: open wide. come here, please. how ever you can fit in there. oh, of course. oh, my god oh, my god you okay can i help you tara, can you get in in any way?
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>> jimmy: our next guest is one of the biggest dj's and music producers on the planet. his new album "father of asahd" was released todayow i kn give me a break.s. these cute kid [ audience aws ] he will be the musical guest tomorrow night on the season finale of "saturday night live" with host paul rudd. please welcome, dj khaled [ cheers and applause ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: well done, yeah. you know how to do it right there. dj khaled. >> this is my first time on the fallon show. >> jimmy: co >> this is incredible.
[ cheers and applause shout out to the roots, man. legendar make some noise for the roots. legendary. >> jimmy: yeah [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: welcome. thank you for being here >> thank you so much, man. grateful >> jimmy: can't imagine what's gonna happen this saturday on "saturday night live." this is the energy you're bringing tonight >> i can tell you, if you want me to. >> jimmy: no [ laughter ] no spoilers. >> i ain't going to spoil it i'm just gonna let you know. you know, i've been trying to get on "saturday night live" for a long time. and i'm so grateful it came around this time [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah >> 'cause this is my most important album. i'm gonna tell you what's gonna happen at "saturday ni--t live" finale is here's gonna be more history the bar's going be set real high it's gna be star-studded >> jimmy: really >> it's goin' be incredible. it's goin' to be phenomenal. >> jimmy: wow. [ cheers ] >> it's goin' be historic. >> jimmy: okay, okay >> and it's goin' be legendary >> jmy: all right. >> know what i'm saying? [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: that's the spoiler that's it right there. look at this right here. come on. >> yeah.
"father of asahd." look at this guy this is -- come on givee a break. this is unbelievable >> can i explain this cover to you? >> jimmy: yeah, please >> all right so this is the holy mountain i'm on the holy mountain with my son and the mountain, there's water by the mountain and it's holy too. >> jimmy: oh >> now if you notice we're sitting on the holy mountain, you see the sun coming through the trees. >> jimmy: yes. >> that's god. it's fighting through the trees to touch us. >> jimmy: you got god on the cover of your album? [ laughter ] >> well, god is what i'm saying is, you know, i started my album off with a record called "holy mountain." that's my intro. >> jimmy: yeah and the last song on my album is called "holy ground." anywhere i put my feet is the holy ground. know what i'm saying the album is real personal, real spiritual for me. yoknow what i'm saying this is my 11th album. so, it's not just an album you know what i'm saying it's the nexeschapter of more blngs, more love, more gratitude, more success. >> jimmy: yeah >> and you know what i'm saying, like - [ cheers and applause you know what i mean >> jimmy: i love that that's
your vibe, and that's what you put out in the world >> yeah. >> jimmy: believe in you i believe when you say this, 'cause you put it out into the world and you receive it you get right back. >> yeah, you know, you have to talk thing in existence. you know what i'm saying i always knew i'll be on this couch. you know what i'm saying would happen. i always knew that i would be the "father of asahd." you know what i'm saying i always knew. and i mean this in a humble way. i always knew i would be a a millionaire. >> jimmy: yeahi' know what saying [ light laughter ] like, that i would work hard or be one you know the new goal was billy the call me "billy." you know what i'm saying billionaire. >> jimmy: yeah >> know what i'm saylag. [ hter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah >> i always knew i'd be a hit maker. you know what i'm saying like, i look up to the greats and t inspired by the greats you know what i'm saying and i always felt like, i'd been great, but soon as my son came in my life, i became greater. i breathe different, i walk different, i look different, int move differei think different. you know what i'm saying i'm a father, i'm the "father of ahd." >> jimmy: yeah [ cheers and applause i get it >> you understand.st so it's ifferent know what i'm saying this is real life to me.
know what i'm saying >> jimmy: yeah you just changed everything. it makes it all worth it this is why you're doing all this right? m/r >> everything for my family, and my queen mom ashad, i love you. my queen, thank you so much. god thank you, and my queen for blessing me with mmybiggest blessing, on and i appreciate y'all dealing with me working all night, traveling. you know what i'm saying going to studios and, you know, just my passion to make the big records and to provide my family i appreciate them that they with me in part of the journey >> jimmy: yeah, you're also are doing this amazing thing, and it's a sad subject, but nipsey hussle. >> yeah. >> jimmy: it was recently just -- it was just terrible tragedy what happened to him >> yeah. >> jimmy: and awful. but you were just with him filmina video for this song. >> yeah, so i have a song with nipsey hussle on my album and i've been e essed to work with ng nipsey hussle siand, you know, it's blesng because me and him are excited about the record and the record is gospel it's special
and the video is so special that it's beautiful. and like nipsey hussle would say, "the marathon continues, long live nipsey hussle. and when you watch the video, you know, it put tears in my eyes, and then also it's beautiful. >> jimmy: yeah >> you know what i'm saying? to represent him and his legacy, and his music, and his family, and just -- you what i mean 'cause he's a great. he's one of the greats, and when we was rerding the record - you know what i'm saying yoi was telling the man, "one of the greats," and he know that and he was talking to me, and we was having lunch before we made the record, and was, you know -- i asked him, "where you from?" because i really didn'hoknow -- i always tht he was mixed with arab, 'cause i'm american but i'm palestinian. i'm a palestinian ameran i'm arabic so, it's like, i thought he had arabic med in him. he told me where he's from, and i thought it was beautiful he told me what his name meant i told him what my name meant. i told h what my son's name ant. my son, ashad, means "lion" in arabic you know what i'm saying
and he was telling me about his kids, anwe're talking about trepreneurship and property, and just, you know, beautiful things and i was just listening like this 'cause when he spoke -- >> jimmy: kind of, like i am now. [ laughter ] >> yeah, but when he spoke it's like -- it was a beautiful spirit you know what i'm saying pure love. >> jimmy: yeah >> and then we walked to the studio i played him my album. and i was like, "yo, every song on my album is the one this is my biggest album." and then i played him the on record i wanted him and he heard, and he was like, "man, this is beautiful. and i was like, "man this is going be bigth this is big-boy rap." and we created something very special, and it's called "highe >> jimmy: do you want to tell everyone what you're doing songial with thi >> oh, no. you know, all proceeds from me and co-producers, and the writes, and john legend -- all proceeds go to his the kids. you know what i'm saying you know, for that song. you know what i'm saying [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: that is -- >> i mean -- you know what i'm saying >> jimmy: i mean, what a shame what a sad story, but -- i like that you're doing something now.lo >> " live nipsey hussle,
the marathon continues." you know what i'm saying [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: that'sood for you. i have to ask you this, 'cause this is out right now. >> yes >> jmy: people can get this. "father of asahd." do you have the song of the summer on the album? >> i actually do have the song of the summer. it's the whole album [ laughter ] and it's like, i'm not even joking, you know what i'm saying because, you know, this is my 11th album and i put 10 albums out. i've been blessed to have a lot of hit records, a great catalogue. i've been blessed to make number ones, and i'm grateful for that i challenged melf on this album. i was like, i was tired of the traditional roll outs and traditional thingsli i was , why give the world a single and then another single i was like, how by do seven singles? how about i give them nine videos >> jimmy: wow. >> how about give it top to bottom, every anthem, i more than one recordto play i'm challenging, you know, every platform to do more because i did more
>> jimmy: yeah >> know what i'm saying. and not just that, take the leap what's the quote you got to lead by example? i i feel like,i am going to be a leader i got to lead and be great so i can't just be doing normal i can't just do traditl stuff. i did that already so now i'm going to set the new blueprint. the bar is set high again.lb so if you make a a it got to be big. know what i'm saying it got to be big [ cheers and alause >> jimmy: cardi b is on the album. sizza, j balvin, post-malone >> let me help you out cardi b, 21 savage jay z. beyonce. nas. cee-lo green j balvin meek mills rick ross. young jeezy. [ cheers ] hold on. buju banton. >> jimmy: what >> fresh from home >> jimmy: buju banton? >> he's on holy mountain and holy ground. >> know what i'm sayin i got everybody.
how about this ask me who is on my album. ask me, ask me ask me [ laughter ] >> jimmy: who's on your album. >> all your favorites. >> jimmy: there you go [ cheers and applause le guys, dj kha everybody "father of asahd" is available now. i like you catch him tomorrow night on season finale of "saturday night live." we'll be right back with a a performance from from vampire weekend. stick around [ cheers and applause ♪
>> jimmy: from the new album, "father of the bride," vampire weekend! ♪ ♪ i know i loved you then i think i love you still but this prophecy of our has come back ♪ ♪ dressed to kill three stones on a mountai three small les ♪ ♪ in a fiel you've given m the big drea but you can't ♪ ♪ make it rea oh wicked wo just think wha could have been ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause >> jimmy: vampire weekend! "father of the bride" is out now. my thanks to gabrielle union, dj khaled, vampire weekend and the roots right there. [ cheers and applause stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers. thanks for watching. have a great weekend hope to see you next week. bye-bye everybody. [ cheers and applause ♪
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