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Video: Maya Rudolph and The Roots cover Prince’s “Darling Nikki” on Fallon

on September 20, 2012, 9:14pm

maya rudolph the roots x prince live fallon Video: Maya Rudolph and The Roots cover Princes Darling Nikki on Fallon

On the eve of their potentially universe-altering Prince tribute concert, actress/soul diva Maya Rudolph and The Roots regaled Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night with their cover of the iconic “Darling Nikki”. Bathed in orange stage lights, Roots-dolph, accompanied by Rudolph’s BFF/Princess bandmate Gretchen Lieberum, kept their rendition straightforward, recreating the oh-so crucial backward part while maintaining Prince-approved levels of funk. Watch the replay here (via Gawker).

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