Tiffany Haddish Channels James Brown and Absolutely Owns Jimmy Fallon in a Lip Sync Battle

On 'The Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon challenged Tiffany Haddish to a couple rounds of Lip Sync Battle, but Fallon’s impersonations just couldn’t compare.

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Among Tiffany Haddish's many considerable talents, she might also be a master of lip syncing. On Thursday's episode of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon challenged the Girls Trip star to a couple rounds of Lip Sync Battle, but Fallon’s efforts just couldn’t compare to Haddish’s.

For round one, Fallon performed the 1990 hit “Groove Is In the Heart” by Deee-Lite—which featured a lot of spastic dance moves—while Haddish let loose a rowdy rendition of Lady of Rage’s obscure 1994 cut “Afro Puffs.”

“We goin’ gangsta baby,” Haddish declared after her performance, to which Fallon said, “I didn’t like that The Roots were singing along with that. I was like, ‘Whose show is this? Come on.’”

But the competition’s champion was clear after Fallon lip synced Post Malone’s “Psycho” and Haddish, James Brown’s “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine.” While halfway through his performance, Fallon donned face tattoos a la Malone, Haddish let the fancy footwork fly, also imitating Brown’s trademark cape routine. She pretended to fall down, while one of the band members placed a cape on her shoulders; when she got up to continue performing, she whipped the cape off.

At the end, Fallon confirmed that Haddish was “the clear winner.”

When the two sat down, Haddish also shared her dream date requirements and talked about her stand-up tour for her Netflix Special, which kicked off in Miami.

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Tiffany Haddish recently starred in the comedy Night School, alongside Kevin Hart. Last month, Deadline reported that the film brought in $28 million in its first weekend, the highest for a 2018 comedy film. Yes guys, she's a movie star. 

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