The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will be getting a star-studded lineup of musical acts when it returns from its one week hiatus next Monday, April 20, Headlineplanet.com reported. The site went on to add that rapper Big Sean, along with Country music star Kenney Chesney, will be appearing as musical guests on the show when it returns. Fans of Big Sean can see him appear on “The Tonight Show” on April 20, while Kenney Chesney will be swinging by on April 22, Headline Planet added. The site went on to mention that acclaimed parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic will appear on the show for an interview on April 21, though there’s currently no musical guest scheduled for that date.
The rapper’s private and public life has recently been the cause of controversy, as he supposedly attacked Justin Beiber on Twitter for getting too touchy with Big Sean’s girl Ariana Grande during her “The Honeymoon Tour.” However, that report has since been dismissed as false by both Big Sean and various news outlets. As if that weren’t enough to draw attention, Big Sean’s upcoming Princeton University appearance is being petitioned by students there, who are protesting the “homophobic and misogynistic” nature of Sean’s lyrics, Inquisitr reported.
The 27-year-old Sean, who was born in Santa Monica, CA, accompanied Ms. Grande on her song “Right There,” released on Ariana’s 2013 album “Yours Truly.” Big Sean will also be touring this April in locations across the country, and his tour will continue through late August of this year. The rapper tweeted to fans to give them all the information and a link to his website for buying tickets.
— Big Sean (@BigSean) April 15, 2015
Rapper Big Sean previously appeared on “The Tonight Show” in December of 2013, where Sean treated fans to a performance of his “I’m over it”-type breakup track “IDFWU” (“I Don’t Eff With You”). The performance was accompanied by the show’s in-house hip-hop/soul band, The Roots, as AllHipHop.com mentioned. Check out the video below for a clip from last year’s performance, courtesy of YouTube.
Even if you’re not interested in hip-hop or Big Sean specifically, there’s always Fallon’s comedic interviews with guest stars to look forward to (even non-comedic actors such as Kit Harrington from Game of Thrones are pretty funny to watch). NBC’s official website highlighted actress Rose Byrne and hip-hop musician LL Cool J as the interview guests for The Tonight Show the same night Big Sean is slated to appear. The Tonight Show airs weeknights at 11:35 PM Eastern, 10:35 PM Central on NBC, and is a product of Saturday Night Live’s Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, as Wikipedianoted.
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