Say what you will about Miley Cyrus, but the child actress turned pop star can do a mean cover, as she proved with her excellent Backyard Sessions video series. Cyrus has the kind of voice that doesn’t need much accompaniment, but The Roots joined her last night for an unexpected performance of Bob Dylan’s “Baby, I’m In the Mood for You”. Though Dylan wrote the track, Cyrus based her version on the more popular 1965 rendition by singer Odetta.
About halfway through the song, Cyrus went off-script and addressed the audience directly, calling out Donald Trump’s controversial appearance on Fallon a couple of days prior. “There is nowhere I would rather be than in New York City playing this song with The Roots, and being on Jimmy Fallon with our host, who is always so much fun, except when you’re Donald Trump. And then don’t even think about messing with my hair, I’m serious.”
Cyrus also stuck around to give Fallon a brief Ashtanga yoga lesson and play a game of Phone Booth, Check out those videos below.