Tiffany Haddish Busts Out an Amazing James Brown Impression for a Lip Sync Battle With Jimmy Fallon

Tiffany Haddish knows how to get on up!

The Night School star joined Jimmy Fallon for a Lip Sync Battle on Thursday’s Tonight Show, in addition to there wasn’t much competition when the idea came to the final round.

Fallon commenced off strong with Deee-Lite’s “Groove will be inside the Heart,” in addition to fully committed to his Post Malone lip sync when he got a face full of fake tattoos to perform “Psycho,” however there was no catching Haddish once she caught her groove. The actress in addition to comedian rocked The Lady of Rage’s “Afro Puffs” for her first round performance, however took things to another level with her second.

“For my final song, I had to go deep, Jimmy,” Haddish declared. “So I decided to go with the Godfather. The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown.”

Haddish even got The Roots to back her up, in addition to had the cameras capture her in black in addition to white as she went old school with her killer dance moves while lip syncing to “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine.” “Can we make the idea look like old school TV?” she asked. “Like, once people every saw James Brown perform?” Watch the video above to see the full, epic performance!

The multi-talented star took home her first Emmy last month, nabbing the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live. Haddish notably beat out SNL alums Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph in addition to Tina Fey, who was nominated for hosting the show’s season finale.

“I’m cool with the idea,” Haddish joked to ET’s Kevin Frazier on the Primetime Emmys red carpet the next week. “I’m not extremely excited about the idea, I just found out the idea don’t include a check!”

Check out the red band trailer for her latest film, the political comedy The Oath, below. 

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