Broadway Hip Hop Duets sounds kind of like an oxymoron, but some are calling it genius.
Gwyneth Paltrow stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night and the two put on quite a performance.
Fallon is known for his Tonight Show performances with other stars including his lip sync battles with stars like Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper, but those didn’t quite compare to the duets that went down on the show last night.
— Anita Alarie (@aalarie) January 15, 2015
The Goop creator and Oscar winning actress brought what ET Canada calls “razzle dazzle” to popular hip hop hits. She brought the broadway to The Tonight Show.
Paltrow has sung before as heard in the 2000 movie Duets, but I don’t think anyone has heard her do duets quite like this.
Paltrow and Fallon took popular hip hop hits from stars like Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Big Sean and did one heck of a duet.
The usually uptight star sang Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” with Fallon while he played the piano.
The two also took the Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” and gave it that broadway flair. And the two saved the best for last. Paltrow and Fallon’s duet of Big Sean’s “I Don’t F— With You” was a “real showstopper” and it brought “down the house” according to InStyle.
So how did viewers feel about the duo’s broadway hip hop duet? People were saying “That was too good!” and “you are amazing.”
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) January 15, 2015
— Candace Kendall (@CanK30) January 15, 2015
— Erin Hankins (@Erinhankins11) January 15, 2015
@jimmyfallon you’re a great pianist Jimmy! lol
— ALMA ♣️ (@Soul_FalPal) January 15, 2015
People seemed to be pleasantly surprised with Fallon and Paltrow’s broadway stye performance of so many popular hip hop hits.
Paltrow has been making the rounds on late night shows promoting her newest movie, Mortdecai, in which she stars with Johnny Depp. The comedy/thriller will be released in theaters on January 23.
So with the success of last night’s show, will Fallon and Paltrow be releasing an album of their broadway hip hop duets? Probably not any time soon.
[Photo Courtesy of New York Daily News]