×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Watch: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Debut ‘History of Rap 6’

Justin Timberlake paid a visit to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, and the two wasted no time breaking into the sixth installment of “History of Rap” — complete with a tribute to NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which Fallon attributed to the success of the hip-hop group’s biopic, which has been a surprise smash for Universal at the box office this summer.

“Jimmy, we’ve been through this before — you are not Straight Outta Compton, you are Straight Outta Upstate New York,” Timberlake gently told his companion.

Earlier in the day, the duo flexed their musical muscles in a different way when they were spotted dancing to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” in the stands at the U.S. Open during Roger Federer’s quarterfinals match with Richard Gasquet.

Among the other songs included in Fallon and Timberlake’s medley were R. Kelly & Jay Z’s “Fiesta,” LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells, Salt-N-Pepa’s sultry “Let’s Talk About Sex,” MC Hammer’s classic “U Can’t Touch This,” DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime” and newer offerings, such as Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” Kendrick Lamar’s “B—- Don’t Kill My Vibe” and Drake’s “Know Yourself,” before they capped things off with the Beastie Boys’ “Fight For Your Right.”

Timberlake later judged a lip-sync battle between Fallon and his other guest for the night, Ellen DeGeneres. Fallon kicked things off with The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside,” before DeGeneres fired back with Diana Ross’ “Do You Know Where You’re Going To?”

Not to be outdone, Fallon responded with Silento’s “Watch Me,” complete with energetic dance moves, but DeGeneres was prepared with Rihanna’s “B—- Better Have My Money,” after which she dropped the mic. Naturally, Timberlake then declared DeGeneres the winner of the contest.

More TV

  • How the 'Rich Eisen Show' Mixes

    How the 'Rich Eisen Show' Mixes Sports and Showbiz in an Entertaining Mix

    Walking through the El Segundo studio where veteran sportscaster Rich Eisen tapes his daily “Rich Eisen Show,” the sheer density of sports memorabilia is overwhelming — everything from game balls to jerseys, gear, autographs and uncountable photos are crammed onto every inch of wall and desk space. But step into Eisen’s dressing room, and the [...]

  • Whiskey Tango Cavalier

    TV Review: 'Whiskey Cavalier'

    The crux of “Whiskey Cavalier” can be found right in its protagonist’s name. “Will Chase” is a purposefully ridiculous wink of a name that tries to be both debonair and very silly all at once, just like the FBI agent (played by Scott Foley) to which it belongs. This isn’t a regular spy drama, “Whiskey [...]

  • Brody Stevens Dead

    Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48

    Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. He was 48. “Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ reps said in a statement. “He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. [...]

  • Editorial use onlyMandatory Credit: Photo by

    Malik Yoba to Reprise Role in 'New York Undercover' Reboot at ABC

    Malik Yoba, who starred as Detective J.C. Williams in the 90s show “New York Undercover,” is set to reprise the role in the ABC reboot, sources tell Variety. Picking up 20 years after the end of the original series, “New York Undercover” will follow detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz as they investigate the city’s [...]

  • Chris Burrous dead KTLA anchor

    KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous' Cause of Death Released

    An investigative report on KTLA anchor Chris Burrous has determined that his cause of death was attributed to methamphetamine toxicity, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Burrous, 43, was found unconscious at a motel in Glendale, Calif on December 27, and later died at the hospital. The death has been ruled as accidental. [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Win Publicity Campaign Awards

    Hollywood publicists have selected “Crazy Rich Asians” as the top movie publicity campaign for 2018 and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” as the best television campaign. Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” topped the campaigns for Disney’s “Black Panther,” Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Paramount’s “A Quiet Place,” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and Universal’s “Halloween” for [...]

  • THE MASKED SINGER: Rabbit in the

    Live+3 Ratings for Week of Feb. 11: 'Masked Singer' Easily Tops Competition

    Fox’s “The Masked Singer” was the highest-rated broadcast show of the week in both Live+Same Day and Live+3. For the week of Feb. 11, the unscripted singing competition series went from a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 to a 3.4, a rise of 42%. In total viewers, the show went from 7.8 million viewers to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content