Madonna had a lot on her mind when she stopped by The Tonight Show on Thursday night (June 20), from her affection for host Jimmy Fallon to revealing her serious nerves when she met Pres. Obama on Fallon's show years ago. But first, the Madame X star indulged Fallon in a neon dance battle, during which they took turns lighting up the stage while wearing full-body neon suits as house band The Roots played them a funky beat.
Never one to hold her tongue, Madonna started off the couch chat by jokingly putting Roots drummer Questlove on the spot, asking him if he was mad at her during the dance segment and then forcing him to reveal whether she or Fallon were the better dancer.
"Your physical comedy is unparalleled," she told Fallon. "That's what you call my dancing? Physical comedy?" Fallon snapped back. "A good comedian has to be able to dance. You do need a new hairstylist, but that's another story," she zinged. The pair's chemistry was clearly on view, with Madonna also teasing Fallon about his "manly" beard and his powder blue tie, which led to to a spontaneous duet on Gershwin's "Summertime."
Wearing a bedazzled short dress accented by a black hat with a veil featuring the word "art" embroidered in red, the singer indulged Fallon in a cha-cha lesson, inviting the entire studio audience to have a dance with Madonna. And, as it turns out, Madonna was wearing her veil because the two decided they are going to get married. "I gotta talk to my wife and figure this out," Fallon said. "The more marriage I have the shorter my veil gets," she shot back.
She also talked about how anxious she was when Fallon invited her to join former Pres. Barack Obama on a June 2016 broadcast. “Oh, my God. That is probably the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life. I had butterflies in my stomach. I was completely and utterly starstruck. I was gagging," she told Fallon. “He’s so hot, sorry!” Fallon recalled that Madonna was kind of quiet and a bit flirty when he brought the commander in chief over, while he was all business. "You're the only reason I'm doing this show," Fallon recalled Madonna telling Obama. "I go, 'I can hear you!' I was right there!'" Fallon joked.
Watch Madonna neon dance and talk about her presidential crush below.