Alicia Keys Shows Off Rap Skills During 'Whisper Challenge' Game on 'Tonight Show': Watch
Alicia Keys took to Jimmy Fallon’s late night couch on Thursday (March 1) with some crazy positive energy as she joyfully stumbled through Fallon's games, showed off her wildly talented sons and bragged just a little bit about husband Swizz Beatz's Harvard University degree.
The Voice coach also excitedly took part in Fallon’s “Singing Whisper Challenge” -- slipping on the noise-canceling headphones while Fallon made her guess what song he was mouthing. The two got decidedly close to one another’s mouths as they guessed, each struggling throughout the rounds, with Keys making the most out of it. At one point, Fallon couldn’t decipher “It Takes Two,” so Keys just rapped the Rob Base verse, rather than playing the game.
She wasn’t much better than the host during her turn, as Fallon mouthed the words to Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” a song that was seemingly impossible for the “Girl On Fire” singer to understand, leading to weird guesses and shouts of “snack” and “tonight!” There was also a lengthy portion dedicated to Camila Cabello's “Havana,” which did not go well.
Keys spoke excitedly about her children, one of whom, Egypt, produced a track on Kendrick Lamar’s 2016 Untitled Unmastered when he was five years old, and Genesis, who can already beat-box at the age of three. She came equipped with the footage Genesis' newfound talent, showing a video of Swizz in the bathroom with him as he paired random numbers and sounds with a developed flow.
As Keys explained, "Any number is appropriate when you're beatboxing." The children's intelligence makes sense as Keys talks about how he husband graduated from Harvard business school and the pair are now the subject of a course at the school.
Keys went on to talk about her own new music coming out soon, joking that the late night appearance was inspiring her. Check out the video below.