The Hills are alive. After missing the Grammys, Ms. Lauryn Hill made up for it by joining The Weeknd for a surprise performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday (Feb. 19). Fresh off his two Grammy wins, the Oscar-nominated singer dueted with the reclusive Fugees icon on his latest single “In the Night” off his chart-topping album Beauty Behind the Madness.
Hill was rumored to perform with The Weeknd at Monday’s Grammys, but she was a no-show. There are conflicting reports as to what happened. Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said Hill attended rehearsals, but according to her camp, she never even made it to L.A. In a later statement, Hill’s camp said she was unhappy that the show had advertised her appearance in advance.
“They had made it clear from the start that although Ms. Hill was going to attempt to make the show, she could not confirm, as there were too many logistical issues that could potentially prevent the performance from happening,” said her reps in a statement.
Watch their ill-fated Grammys performance finally come to life.