The Weeknd And Lauryn Hill Perform On 'Tonight Show' After Canceled Grammys Duet

Giving us a taste of what could have been at the Grammys.
Lauryn Hill joined The Weeknd onstage during 'The Tonight Show' on Friday.
Lauryn Hill joined The Weeknd onstage during 'The Tonight Show' on Friday.

Looks like that nixed Grammys duet between The Weeknd and Lauryn Hill finally came to fruition. 

During the Canadian R&B star's set on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Friday, the former Fugees member surprised the audience when she joined him onstage to perform his single "In the Night." Naturally, the duo sounded great together. 

Following the performance, the "Can't Feel My Face" singer sent a tweet expressing his gratitude toward Hill. He called the performance, the "most important experience of my life." 

Of course, the duet comes just after the two were reportedly set to perform together at the Grammys on Feb. 15. However, Hill pulled out of the performance last minute, with her rep claiming, "The Grammys announced a performance by Ms. Lauryn Hill prematurely and without approval." 

Hill's rep also added: "Any performance that could have happened was never confirmed, and should not have been advertised as such." 

Recording Academy president Neil Portnow refuted those claims, saying Hill was at rehearsals before the show, but "did not get back in time to make the show."

"I’m sorry, that’s the bottom line," he said. "That’s the truth. That’s unfortunate. I guess those things happen."

What actually happened on Grammys night, we may never know. But at least we've got their great "Tonight Show" performance. Watch the whole thing below:

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