Watch Jimmy Fallon Cover Ariana DeBose’s Viral BAFTAs Rap As Neil Young

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It’s a crossover roughly zero individuals anticipated to occur, however one way or the other, it form of works. Ever the visionary, Jimmy Fallon confirmed his Tonight Present viewers what it will be like if Ariana DeBose’s viral BAFTAs rap — “Angela Bassett did the factor,” you realize the one — was carried out by, of all individuals, Neil Younger.

In a hilarious skit on the late-night present Monday (Feb. 27), Fallon took the stage wearing his acquainted Neil Younger cosplay (bootcut denims, a cowboy hat, lengthy, straight hair overlaying his face) and carried out an acoustic guitar model of DeBose’s polarizing efficiency, sometimes accompanying himself on harmonica. “Viola Davis, my lady king,” Fallon sang, mimicking Younger’s folksy cadence. “Blanchett, Cate, you’re a genius, Jamie Lee, you’re all of us.”

DeBose reacted to Fallon’s tackle her Instagram Story, re-sharing the video and leaving a mind-blown emoji.

The Tonight Present host is one in all many to recreate the West Facet Story actress’ viral rap, which she carried out whereas opening the BAFTAs earlier this month. Quickly after clips of a breathless DeBose earnestly paying tribute to the night time’s feminine nominees hit Twitter, a flurry of jokes, memes, compliments and critiques ensued, making the music one of many first really iconic web moments of 2023.

Adele even shouted out DeBose at one in all her current live shows after the clip went viral, as did Lizzo. “Angela Bassett did the factor,” the “Reality Hurts” musician quoted onstage, mimicking DeBose’s now well-known shoulder shimmy.

Watch Jimmy Fallon carry out Ariana Debose’s viral BAFTAs rap as Neil Younger above.

Jennifer Wells

Jennifer is a seasoned editor at SongsWire magazine, blending his love for music with his expertise in storytelling.

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