June 8, 2016


Madonna to Join Forces With President Obama on 'The Tonight Show'

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Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2016/FilmMagic

Thursday night's episode of The Tonight Show will pertain to politics, and most likely see host Jimmy Fallon skewer the 2016 presidential race, which has been nothing short of a chaotic whirlwind thus far. 

But there'll be an air of legitimacy about the whole thing, as President Barack Obama is slated to make an appearance, and Madonna will perform for good measure. Speaking on the episode, Fallon posed an unanswerable question in a statement: "Where else besides The Tonight Show and New York City can you have the President and the Queen on one show?" You got us there, Jimmy. 

The Obamas seem to be pretty starstruck about hanging with pop music royalty, or at least excited to share a TV spot with a pop-culture icon: The singer on Tuesday posted to Instagram a picture of the First Couple wearing shirts featuring some of her album art, which might just be how they dress on the weekends—when they're not overseeing matters of great importance. 

Thursday's episode will be the first time President Obama has appeared on The Tonight Show. The last time Madonna featured on the show, she performed the aptly-titled, "Bitch I'm Madonna." Watch that performance here.