The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill Perform "In The Night" on 'The Tonight Show'
A photo posted by The Weeknd (@abelxo) on Feb 20, 2016 at 10:39am PST
On Friday (Feb. 19), The Weeknd and Lauryn Hill made up for their missed connection at the Grammys. The two singers took the stage at the Tonight Show and performed a reworked version of Weeknd’s third single from Beauty Behind the Madness, “In The Night.”
The Canadian singer belted out the song’s first verse solo and then introduced Hill to finish off the rest of the track as a duet. Weeknd and his surprise guest were backed by a full, double-digit band.
Following the performance, the "Can't Feel My Face" singer sent out a tweet expressing his gratitude toward the former Fugees member. He called the performance, the "most important experience of my life."
most important experience of my life. thank you Ms. Hill — The Weeknd (@theweeknd) February 20, 2016
The performance on Jimmy Fallon’s show came just days after the two were reportedly slated to sing together at the Grammys on Feb. 15. Weeknd, instead, performed by himself. Since then, there have been conflicting reports about the way things went down.
Hill's rep issued a statement about the performance, claiming, "The Grammys announced a performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill prematurely and without approval. Any performance that could have happened was never confirmed, and should not have been advertised as such."
Academy President Neil Portnow refuted that claim saying, "Our intention was, and we were ready, right up to the moment of the performance, for her to step up on stage."
Hill reportedly "did not get back in time to make the show."
This wasn’t the first time Hill has had issues with timing. Last year, the “Ex-Factor” singer missed a string of international performances. She cited various reasons for backing out of the shows: legal issues for a concert in London and miscommunication for travel arrangements to perform in Nigeria while backlash from protest groups in Israel prevented her from taking the stage.
Check out her performance with The Weeknd below: