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Idris Elba Raps 'Panda' Like a Chipmunk on 'The Tonight Show'

You need to see Idris Elba and Jimmy Fallon’s emotional duet of Lionel Richie's "Endless Love" on 'The Tonight Show'

Idris Elba appeared on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show in support of his new movie, Star Trek Beyond. If you haven’t heard, he plays a lizard-like dictator by the name of Krall.


The British star had a chance to show off his musical prowess in a game of “Box of Microphones” with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, in which contestants are assigned random pop songs to sing using microphones with weird vocal effects.

Elba went first with Desiigner’s “Panda.” His chipmunk rendition of the young Bed-Stuy rapper’s hit song did not disappoint. Next up was Fallon with “One Dance.” And finally, a friendship bloomed as Elba and Fallon performed a touching duet of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’ “Endless Love.”

Watch below.

He also showed off his impressive top rock b-boy moves before slipping in a James Brown shuffle, as Fallon looked on.

One thing is for sure—Idris has loads of talent, onscreen and off.

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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