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Justin Timberlake judged a lip-sync battle between Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres

Even the master of the art faces tough competition when Ellen shows up.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Sep 10, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 12:22 am CDT

When you invite Ellen DeGeneres to compete in a lip-sync battle, a mic drop is imminent.

Even though Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake already performed a History of Rap earlier in the episode, Fallon was still dead-set on challenging DeGeneres to a contest of fake singing. They even traded some jabs prior to the contest.

As Timberlake judged, the duo definitely brought it, with showings from the Killers, Silento, Diana Ross, and Rihanna. Fallon might have the upper hand from pure experience, but with DeGeneres’s arsenal, the Tonight Show host never had a chance—no matter how much he tried to bribe Timberlake or bring out the whip and nae nae.

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*First Published: Sep 10, 2015, 8:48 am CDT