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>> have a great night. we'll see you tomorrow. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight, lionel richie, from "grown-ish" yara shahidi, and music from moon taxi. and now, take it easy. here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome, welcome. ♪ hi, everybody. i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thanks for watching. thank you for coming. please, it's embarrassing. [ cheers and applause ] that's very nice. i'm glad you're here. tonight we are going to party,
caramba, fiesta forever. [ cheers and applause ] because lionel richie is with us. and guess what? he's sending all of us to hollywood, which is -- [ cheers and applause ] just on the street outside. lionel richie of course is a judge on the new "american idol" which premiered last night here on abc. i have to say, i missed "american idol" during the two months it was gone. [ laughter ] it is funny. "american idol" went off the air in april of 2016. feels like it was 11 years ago. that's what this presidency has done to our concept of time. [ cheers and applause ] the show is different this time around, though. they did away with the intentionally bad auditions. you remember they used to bring in the crazy singers? well, the executive producer trish kinane said it doesn't feel comfortable to put borderline unstanl people up on stage and lava at them, which makes sense. plus we already are doing that on "the bachelor." so --
[ cheers and applause ] "american idol" is back. and tiger woods is back. i was watching golf this weekend. and i took some time to reflect on his all you can eat hookerfest. [ laughter ] it seems like it was 1985. seems like "the cosby show" was on when that was happening. [ laughter ] you know what else is back? march madness. the ncaa brackets came out yesterday. and the number 1 seeds are villanova, kansas, xavier, and virginia. which means we have a whole gambling thing that goes on, which means no work will get done at this office for two weeks. for the next two weeks i will be entirely on my own out here as my writers pitch the same gonzaga joke i've been rejecting for the last 15 years in a row. speaking of madness, i don't know if you su president trump's new netflix comedy special that came out on saturday. but the president went way off script at a rally in pittsburgh saturday night. he was supposed to be promoting a republican candidate for congress there. but as is usually the case he
spent most of the time talking about himself. trump ranted for more than an hour over the course of which he covered a variety of subjects, including the winter olympics. >> i'll tell you, we did a great job in the olympics. president moon of south korea said without donald trump the olympics would have been a total failure. [ laughter ] it's true. >> jimmy: it's true. he complimented his own appearance. >> conor lamb -- lamb the sham. right? lamb the sham. he's trying to act like a republican so he gets -- he won't give me one vote. look, i don't know him. looks like a nice guy. i hear he's nice-looking. i think i'm better-looking than him. i do. i do. i do! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's why he has to beat the porn stars off with a stick. he's very good-looking. [ applause ] and perhaps most significantly, the president cursed the host of "meet the press," chuck todd from nbc. >> you ever see the story? it's 1999.
i'm on "meet the press." a show now headed by sleepy eyes chuck todd. he's a sleepy son of a bitch. i'll tell you. >> jimmy: he's a sleepy son of a bitch? then what is your friend ben carson? me methuselah? [ cheers and applause ] the next morning chuck todd, this is kind of great, said -- trump calls chuck todd a sleepy son of a bitch or whatever he said. next morning not only does chuck todd has have to get up early to host "meet the press," he has to get up even earlier because it's daylight saving time. but he did manage to stay awake long enough to ask trump's secretary of the treasury if he thought the president's language was appropriate for an all-ages audience. >> what are you supposed to say when he's using these vulgarities to kids? >> again, i think you should be focused on what the policies are. he's using those vulgarities in the context of a campaign rally. and obviously there were a lot
of funny moments on that rally. >> yeah, they were hilarious. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: well, a campaign rally. does trump know it's not time to start campaign rallying yet? it's march of 2018. but that's the thing. donald trump loves rupping for president. he just doesn't like being the president. he can't wait to get back on that campaign trail. he encourages supporters in the crowd to, quote, vote like crazy. which is really the only way you can vote for donald trump. [ cheers and applause ] and he even'll revealed his next campaign slogan. for real. his slogan for 2020 is "keep america great!" with an exclamation point. and if history has shown us anything, it's that nothing propels a campaign to suss quite like an exclamation point. keep america great. at this point it seems like the entirety of his governing
philosophy is will it fit on a hat i can sell to people? [ laughter ] but trump was so all over the place and rapid-fire this weekend we had no choice but to slow him down for a saturday night in pittsburgh edition of drunk donald trump. ♪ [ slowed down ] [ laughter ] [ slowed down speech ] >> i'm very presidential. ladies and gentlemen, thank you for being here tonight. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: meanwhile, there's a report this morning that said the white house was alarmed watching secretary of education betsy devos on "60 minutes" last night. did you see this? lesley stahl asked her about her work as the head 69 american federation for children in her home state of michigan, where public schools are not doing well. they're performing particularly
poorly. and perhaps ironically for the secretary of education, it seemed she hadn't done her homework. >> you have a huge impact and influence over the direction of the school system here. >> i hesitate to talk about all schools in general because schools are made up of individual students attending them. >> the public schools here are doing worse than they did. >> michigan schools need to do better. there is no doubt about it. >> have you seen the really bad schools, maybe try to figure out what they're doing? >> i have not -- i have not -- i have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming. >> maybe you should. >> maybe i should. yes. >> jimmy: in fairness to betsy devos, if it seems like she has no idea what she's doing, it's only because she has no idea what she's doing. [ cheers and applause ] and speaking of not knowing what you're doing, you know, i hope you know daylight saving time started yesterday.
daylight saving was enacted in 1918 when president woodrow wilson thought it would be funny if everyone's clocks were wrong for half the year. and so now they are. and you know, we've gotten so used to having our phones and like the computers -- the time changes automatically. it now seems harder to figure out how to adjust the clock and the microwave and things that don't. especially if you happen to be my cousin mickey. now, my cousin mickey is the nicest, most thoughtful, also the least tech-savvy person i know. she's not good with things that -- she's not good with things. okay? so i asked mickey to set the clock in a car. one of our writers' cars on her own. and before you watch think want to assure you this is 100% real. we didn't help mickey. we didn't coach mickey. we have not altered -- we shortened it a little, but that's it. with that said, this is my cousin mickey springing forward as she attempts to set the clock
in a 2009 nissan versa. ♪ >> hi. i'm micki. i'm going to show you how to change your clocks in your car for daylight savings. or try. okay. there's no clock. oh, there's the clock. okay. all right. all right. so. okay. no, that's for radio. okay. this car is kind of weird. weir. i see 1:54. and it must be 2:54 now. so i guess you analyze the dashboard first of all, get to know the vehicle.
cd. this car might not have something to change it with because there is no -- this is a tricky one. there might not be a way to do it. it might just have to happen naturally. you might want to just forget about it. bottom line is it's daylight savings. it really doesn't make sense. it's confusing. it -- i really don't even understand the reason of daylight savings, to be honest. it might be something that god created and someday we can ask him why it exists. but really the only time that really matters is time with loved ones. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: there was a lesson in there somewhere. i think the lesson was when you're confused just give up
really. we're going to take a break. when we come back from the break, battle of the boys and girls as kids from los angeles face off against kids from new york to see who for once and for all, to find out who is smarter. stick around. we'll be right back with that. k with that. >> dicky: abc's "jimmy kimmel live," brought to you by at&t. i. that moving out of the friend zone, moving in together and getting two of everything thing. those fur babies preparing you for real babies thing. that one for me, one for you, us together for the rest of forever thing. buy one iphone 8, get one iphone 8 on us. more for your thing. that's our thing. [ cheering ] got woooo!!nse! going on my first targetrun. need anything?? laundry detergent! -toothpaste!
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orangutan picks it up and immediately takes a puff. and smokes it like -- holds it like a bond villain or something. so anyway, if you were wondering what happened to steve bannon [ applause ] he's at a zoo in indonesia now. speaking of little monkeys smoking, guillermo, we went to a party together on saturday night, and oh, my goodness, i saw you leaving the party. >> i had a great time. >> you did. >> i don't remember most of the things that i did. >> jimmy: you don't? >> guillermo: no. >> jimmy: did you get into the uber or the lyft or whatever it is you called? >> guillermo: yeah, the uber. >> jimmy: you got in. >> guillermo: yes. and i fall asleep. >> jimmy: you did. the lady told me we're here, sir. we're here. too much. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: well, congratulations. you know, we tape our show in hollywood. i've lived in l.a. since 1994.
i was born in brooklyn. and i'll say, whether it's about food or sports or whatever, there is a rivalry between new york and l.a. that sense of rivalry starts at a very young age. kids who have never been in either city seem to be born with the idea that their town is the best. so we decided to have some fun with that. we asked kids in both major cities, who is smarter, kids in new york or kids in l.a.? if you did an opinion poll and these are our very unscientific results. ♪ >> who's smarter, kids in new york or kids in l.a.? >> the kids in new york. duh. >> who do you think is smarter, kids in new york or kids in l.a.? >> kids in l.a. >> how come? >> because they know a lot about shopping. >> why are kids smarter in new york? >> well, we -- i've got --
>> and i have -- and my t-shirt and -- and all the numbers down. >> can you translate that? >> he like said his teacher put all the numbers down and then they counted. >> no. >> what's the smartest thing you know? >> i don't know. well, i thought i was really smart when i kept telling people that a tomato is a fruit, but i feel like everybody knows that now. so yeah. >> yeah. totally. what's the smartest thing you guys know? >> everything. houses. cables. my mom and my brother and my dad. >> what do you know about tables? >> tables are rectangles. and they have legs. >> what is the smartest thing you know? >> that my sisters suck. >> what is the smartest thing
you know? >> china's river's yellow. >> are they filled with pee? >> no. >> tell the truth. have you ever peed in a swimming pool? >> no. >> never? >> no. >> how about in the ocean? >> no. >> the river? >> no. >> never? >> never. >> the bath? >> no. >> the shower? >> maybe. >> can you name all the planets? >> volcano, volcano, dinosaur land. new york. mountain. mountains. >> and there's one more. >> new york. >> yeah, you already said that one. >> trees. >> yes, trees. >> can you name the planets? >> mercury, venus, earth, mars,
and uranus. not -- the planet. >> not the planet? >> no, the planet, not the butt. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i guess we'll call it a tie. thank you, kids. tonight on the show we have music from moon taxi. yara shahidi is here. and we'll be right back with lionel richie. [ cheers and applause ] >> dicky: portions of "jimmy kimmel live" are brought to you by the brewers at guinness, who want to wish you a happy st. patrick's day. please drink responsibly. esponsibly. your top-rated thing. that five stars, two thumbs up, 12-out-of-10, would recommend thing. because if you only want the best thing, you get the #1 thing. directv is rated #1 in customer satisfaction over cable. switch now and get a $200 reward card. more for your thing. that's our thing. call 1.800.directv
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♪ you gotta go to ross [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: look at the size of those heads. tonight, from two shows, one is "black-ish" and the other is "grown-ish," yara shahidi is here with us. then this is their album. it's called "let the record play." moon taxi from the mercedes-benz stage. tomorrow, andy samberg and lena waithe will join us, we'll have music from buddy guy, and later this week, will forte, zach braff, vanessa bayer and music from dirty heads. please join us for all of that. our first guest tonight has all the accolades a man can have, grammys, an oscar, a
golden globe, he even had a sculpture of his head made by a blind woman. it's very impressive. his new job is as judge on the new "american idol." watch it sunday and monday nights on abc. please welcome lionel richie. [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] look at you. how are you doing? >> man, i am having so much fun. >> jimmy: this is a great week for you, isn't it? >> you saw part of it. >> jimmy: by the way, thank you for asking me to host your special ceremony where you put your hands and your feet in cement over at the chinese theater across the way. that's a rarity for a musician. it's a rarity for anybody, but for a musician almost nobody ever does that.
[ cheers and applause ] >> i remember during the ceremony i looked over at jimmy and i said, okay, tell me does this look weird. i said there's a row of seats over there. there's a row of seats over here. and that looks like a body in the middle. and you said no, that's the slab. >> jimmy: that's the slab, yeah. >> and i said to you, i'm glad i'm on top of the slab than underneath the slab. >> jimmy: you did say to me, i feel like i'm at my own funeral right now. >> it was the damnedest thing. it's weird. everyone's going, "and lionel did this." and lionel was this guy. i'm thinking this is not working for me. but it was an honor. what an honor. >> jimmy: you seemed disturbed. it was like tom sawyer in a way watching it all happen. >> it really was strange. i really have to tell you something, though. the thrill of knowing -- my first time ever in hollywood. that was my first destination. >> jimmy: you went right to the chinese theater? >> we stayed at -- the commodores stayed at the holiday inn. that used to be the holiday inn in front of it. and i went right downstairs and
put my foot right in frank sinat sinatra's. and now you can go check out my own. that's pretty great. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: is that how you sign -- when you wrote hello i was like of course he wrote hello, that's got to be what he wrote. >> you know why i wrote hello. >> jimmy: because of the song. >> no. just in case they didn't know lionel richie. back up the back up. >> jimmy: i see. that's good. in 60 years you could be oh, yes, hello. >> it's always that one guy who's lionel? or lionel. >> jimmy: none of these people were around there. >> that's even worse. >> jimmy: your whole family was there. your daughter sophia was late to the ceremony. she came like right at the end. >> she was testing me. >> jimmy: i see. >> remember, kids will try to test the last nerve of your b y body. and of course the ceremony started. dad, i'm coming. the ceremony is starting. she gets there just as they are about to announce me. she shows up. >> jimmy: yeah, i noticed that.
and i was thinking when she showed up, it doesn't matter who you are, what you've done, what's happening. your kids, you're just still their dumb dad. >> you're just dumb dad. it is so true. and my job for them now. i've switched the tables. my job is to embarrass them as much as i can. >> jimmy: good. good. you should. [ cheers and applause ] is tr tl anything you'd like to share, any embarrassing anecdotes? >> no, not right now. i seem to be embarrassing them more. because what's happening now is i get dressed, i think i'm looking really great, and i go out of the house and it just takes them going, you're not going out there looking like that, are you? >> jimmy: oh, really? so they monitor you. >> my whole sex scene dies. >> jimmy: you were also honored at the kennedy center, which is another great lifetime achievement. [ cheers and applause ] your contemporaries, your friends. stevie wonder was there. he sang "easy." he did an unbelievably great version of "easy."
>> unbelievably great job. >> jimmy: is that fun for you watching guys like stevie -- there are no guys like stevie wonder. but to sit there and see him singing a song you wrote? >> you know, jimmy, i got in the business because i wanted to be like stevie wonder. i mean, when i say that, he's the songwriter's songwriter. and all of a sudden to have stevie singing my song, it just surreal. >> jimmy: have you written a song with him ever? >> we've been trying to write this song for the last 32 years. >> jimmy: i would love to help. >> i know you would. i figured that. no, stevie keeps saying over and over again, let's get together. let's get together. and i won't see him until the sex ceremony. >> jimmy: that should be the name of the song. >> "let's get to the." very good, jimmy. >> jimmy: see, i'm always thinking. this is why i could be a valuable asset. >> we could use. >> jimmy: the trio. speaking of trios, kenny rogers. you know i love kenny rogers. >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: now, how close friends are the two of you? >> very close.
>> jimmy: do you vacation together? >> we have vacationed together. >> jimmy: that's what i'd like to come on. tell me about what your vacations are like with kenny. >> you do not want to come on with kenny rogers -- i've been on vacation with kenny once. let me tell you what happened. he says let's go to the bahamas. i just finished "endless love." >> jimmy: oh, this is a long time ago. >> this is a long time ago. that's why i said to you, you don't want to go. one time is all you need. >> jimmy: oh. wow. >> we go on the ship. he said the water is as smooth as glass. >> jimmy: okay. >> we're falling into swells. the first thing the guy side was there's a storm coming. all the ships are coming in. kenny, cast off. >> jimmy: really? >> we are going out to sea. now, what happens? the coast guard shows up. >> jimmy: for real? >> why? because the only damn fools in the whole world are drug dealers
trying to go out across -- so they're coming through the thing. and of course they board the boat. they've got the guns. first thing they say is cut your engines off. cut your engines off in water means the boat is now doing this. so the guy comes on board and he goes, damn, kenny rogers. then he turns around and says, "lionel richie." and i said to them, "would you do me a favor? would you save me and take me with you?" just come get me off of this boat. >> jimmy: all right. so no vacation with kenny. >> no vacations with kenny. none. >> jimmy: what's wrong with kenny? >> out of his mind. [ applause ] >> jimmy: you and i were talking once and you told me something i've been thinking about a lot. you said you that didn't want to leave the commodores. is that true? >> i had no intention -- >> jimmy: i just always assumed you that were like okay, i'm lionel richie now, i'm ready to go and go on my own. >> listen. you know what solo means?
>> jimmy: yeah. >> solo means you get another band. i already had a band. >> jimmy: right. >> the problem that happened with the commodores was it was so difficult from a press point of view. in other words, everyone would write -- it was very painful. i've been through this with the guys when one guy gets a hit record and no one else gets the hit record. i know what that feels like. and the press kept saying terrible things like what's a guy like lionel richie doing in a band like the commodores? this is the press now. or finally, lionel richie comes on stage and he sings his love songs. try to go back to a rehearsal after that. >> jimmy: they took it hard. >> and it's very difficult. so we didn't really think of it as being this long. it's just going to be a break for a minute to get everybody's attitude down a little bit. it's just right after that "all night long" happened. "endless love." >> jimmy: did they cull you and say hey, we changed our mind? >> no, that never happened. >> jimmy: that never happened? is it too late now? >> no, it's a little late.
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>> jimmy: lionel richie is here. he's one of the judges on "american idol" which airs sunday and monday nights here on abc. it was a big hit last night. >> it's a big hit last night. i loved it. >> jimmy: we're all very excited, actually. we really wanted a big hit and now we have a big hit. so this is great. >> well, the part that made me so happy is i heard my kids downstairs screaming. they were interacting with oh, my god, you didn't get rid of that. yes, you did. >> jimmy: if your kids watch you this know you've got something special. >> because they -- it takes everything to get them interested in something. >> jimmy: so let's look at a clip from last night. because i have some questions about this. katy perry got out there and danced with a contestant. this is good. now there's a little bit of a wardrobe situation there. here comes lionel to the rescue. >> no, no, no. >> jimmy: watch lionel -- >> no, no. >> jimmy: i'm guessing you never worked in an ambulance. >> no. >> jimmy: lionel never actually really -- in fact, it looks here like you're about to pick her up
and you let luke bryan pick her up right there. >> yes. [ applause ] >> jimmy: were you worried that it might look untoward -- >> yes. all i heard people saying was "grab her from behind." >> jimmy: i see. maybe that could be your song with stevie wonder. [ laughter ] >> no. that won't work. so i was trying to navigate how to approach it jay gentlemanly way. and at the same time maintain her dignity. >> jimmy: if you ever see me choking in a restaurant, ask somebody else to help. [ laughter ] >> i promise i will. >> jimmy: katy perry told us she was actively messing with you, like they like to pull little pranks with you and that sort of thing. >> first of all, i'm having so much fun. and they are absolutely insane, two insane people. but i must tell you, they play jokes with me. for example, they put a whoopi
cushion -- excuse me, let me just say it right. a fart cushion. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah. >> underneath my seat. and i just finished one of the most dignified, most eloquent statements ever. >> jimmy: that's the only place to do it really. >> and right in the middle of the thing you sit down, and that's how i feel. [ raspberry ] >> jimmy: the classics never get old. >> the only thing they haven't done is hit me with the -- what do you call it? >> jimmy: pie? >> please. don't encourage them. >> jimmy: you mentioned something about an alpaca last night. you were chased by an alpaca at a friend's place. was that friend michael jackson? >> no. actually, it was berry gordy's house. >> jimmy: you have a lot of friends who have alpacas? >> back in the day i didn't even know what an alpaca was. i'm in alabama. the thing we have -- [ cheers ] thank you very much. the thing we have in our back yard are dogs, cats, cows, and
pigs. not at my house, but just -- >> jimmy: regular animals. >> regular animals. i go in the back of berry's house and i'm looking over the entire beautiful landscape and all of a sudden this thing goes -- and i'm thinking -- and i turn around, and i'm screaming like the last desperate man on the moon. i've never seen an animal like this. it's a neck. it's a head. it's long legs. didn't look like a horse. i don't know what the hell it was. and i just ran. and they kept telling me that's a pet, lionel. i said, ah, rich people. >> jimmy: rich people have alpacas. that seems reasonable to me. [ applause ] one more thing. i could go on forever. but tell me about this picture. you've got the commodores here and you've got bob marley. what was going on there? [ cheers and applause ] >> you know, it's funny about you.
jimmy knows more about my career than i can remember. >> jimmy: i do. >> it's funny you pull this thing up. this is madison square garden. bob was trying to, get this now, break reggae into america. and it wasn't catching fire. so he was the opening act -- >> jimmy: that's ironic. >> he was the opening act for the commodores at madison square garden. wore two nights in a row. the irony of that picture is that was his last live performance before he died. >> jimmy: wow. that's not ironic at all. it's just sad really. >> but what a talent. what a talent. >> jimmy: did you guys smoke? [ laughter ] >> i don't remember. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'll take that as a maybe. lionel richie, everybody! "american idol" sunday and monday night at 8:00 here on abc. we'll be right back with yara shahidi. [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ]
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since the last time she was here our next guest got accepted into harvard and she got her own spinoff show from "black-ish." it's called "grown-ish." you can watch it wednesdays at 8:00 on freeform. please welcome yara shahidi. [ cheers and applause ] you got out here very quickly. >> yeah. >> jimmy: very fast. do people call you speedy shahidi ever? >> no. that was always my brother's name. >> jimmy: really? >> yeah. >> jimmy: how about that? congratulations on getting into harvard. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's a pretty big deal. >> yeah. >> jimmy: when we talk about show business things like they're a big deal, but really that's a bigger deal, isn't it? >>rail i've wanted to be a history professor for longer than i wanted to be an actor. i used to have the harvard web page up and i'd go through the course catalog. so needless to say, this is something i've been planning for a long time. >> jimmy: will that be your major, history? >> i'm actually going to do a social studies major, which is a
combination of history and economics and anthropology. and then i'm taking african-american studies as well. [ applause ] >> jimmy: what would you like to teach? >> i still want to teach but i also describe what i want to do is being like policy adjacent. >> jimmy: same here. [ laughter ] >> yeah. so i guess i want to be next to capitol hill. >> jimmy: i'm just trying to imagine myself trying to have a conversation with you when i was 18, and i don't see it happening at all. i'd be like, uh, do you play wiffle ball? [ laughter ] policy adjacent. wow. congratulations on the show. so now the show -- you can't go to college and do the show at the same time, can you? >> well, we're figuring that out right now. >> jimmy: who is? who's figuring this out? >> as in me and my lovely team. and mr. kenya barris. yeah, they're super supportive of my education and i think they knew since the moment i stepped on to "black-ish" that i've wanted to go to college and have always been really there and supportive. so i made a commitment to a university and a commitment to a show, and i plan on keeping them. >> jimmy: on both of them.
[ applause ] because the show is about you go off, you leave "black-ish," you go off to college and the show is about your time in college. but you're not really in college. >> college prep course you that get paid for. >> jimmy: can you get credits? is that possible? >> i don't know if zoe does anything that yara can get credits for. i know what happens in the past couple -- i have one class taught by a professor at midnight for advertisement. in which case i would definitely not get credit for that. >> jimmy: no. forget the credit. you're not going to get it there. you're going to have to go to college really to graduate. >> but fortunately i hope i'm like prepared enough to be like this happened in episode 3, i know how to handle this. >> jimmy: that's usually how it works. i do want to ask you about lionel richie because you're 18 years old, and i wonder, do you know who lionel richie is? >> yes. i come from a very musically oriented family. >> jimmy: your dad -- i didn't know this. you've been here a couple times. your dad was prince's personal
photographer. >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: that's amazing. [ applause ] so you would travel around with prince. >> yeah. and i got to -- fortunately, i also got to tag along with my family. >> jimmy: and you would go to the concerts as a kid? >> yeah. when i was 4 we went to london for one of the shows. we actually just found a photo of me at 12 at the forum on stage actually dancing with the twins. >> jimmy: oh. >> we had a lot of fun adventures starting from when i was in minnesota to l.a. prince had always been really supportive of everything my family has done. >> jimmy: did you think of him as like an uncle prince or something? >> i mean, quite honestly, i don't even know how like -- how i normalized that relationship in my head. i'm like oh, yeah, my father just goes to work for prince and they just travel -- >> jimmy: i think every kid, every job, whatever your parents do seems -- that seems normal. >> my cousin's a musician. is i think there's a lot at a young age that was extremely
normalized to me. it wasn't until i got older when i realized how unique my childhood was. i went to paisley park recently and there was still a signed headshot, it says to mr. prince, heart yara. >> jimmy: from you. >> yes. >> jimmy: how old were you in the picture? >> 7. >> jimmy: 7 years old. and he kept that? >> yeah. >> jimmy: it's hanging his it's in a little frame. >> jimmy: wow. you had a close relationship. was he excited when you wound up on television doing movies and stuff? >> my first movie, i was 7 when i shot it and it came out like two years later and he actually rented out theaters for people he knew to go see it. >> jimmy: which movie was that? >> it was called "imagine that." i played eddie murphy's daughter. >> jimmy: oh, right. eddie murphy. and you were the little kid in that. >> yeah. >> jimmy: imagining things. >> that was me. it sounds like you've seen it. >> jimmy: i have knowledge of it somewhere in my -- yes. and eddie murphy. was he somebody -- you didn't know who eddie murphy was, did
you? >> the steev stayed off monday through friday. i watched for an hour on saturday and it was like a cartoon about kids traveling through history. so needless to say i did not know any actors. when i walked into like the audition spaces. so all i knew was like he was the royvoice of donkey in "shre" and i also knew he looked like my uncle. >> jimmy: really? >> yeah. >> jimmy:'ll, that well, that'sg else. what a life you've had already. this is crazy. >> it's been pretty special. >> jimmy: yeah. you don't need to go to college. it's a waste of your time. [ laughter ] well, congratulations on the new show. the show is called "grown-ish." you can watch it wednesday nights at 8:00 on freeform. yara shahidi, everybody. we'll be right back with music from moon taxi. [ cheers and applause ] >> dicky: the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
soh my gosh!ll hi! you look amazing! how are you? dad: steven, can i have a minute? tonight's a big night. i want to make sure you understand how special sara is. yes, sir. dad: so treat her with respect. of course. dad: and don't assume being her date means anything more than that. one more thing, steven. have fun, bud. ♪ thanks, dad. ♪ >> dicky: the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series is presented by mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. >> jimmy: thanks to lionel richie, yara shahidi. apologies to matt damon.
we ran out of time for him. "nightline" is next. but first, this is their album. it's called "let the record play." here with the song "too high," moon taxi. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ when you feel the world around you spinnin' out of control you can find ♪ ♪ someone around you to bring you out of the cold but you don't ever ♪ ♪ have to hide what you really feel inside so put 'em up ♪ ♪ two high we can walk together with our hands up in the sky ♪ ♪ so put 'em up tonight we can come together we won't give ♪ ♪ up on the fight
woah-ooh so put 'em up put 'em up ♪ ♪ two high sometimes it's hard to tell what we're really ♪ ♪ living for hear the voices calling out from the streets singin' get ready ♪ ♪ get ready for more singin' get ready get ready for more now so put 'em up ♪ ♪ two high we can walk together with our hands up in the sky ♪ ♪ so put 'em up tonight we can come together we won't give ♪ ♪ up on the fight woah-ooh so put 'em up put 'em up ♪ ♪ two high
put 'em up put 'em up two high ♪ ♪ before we're gone keep holding on keep holding on so put 'em up ♪ ♪ two high we can walk together with our hands up in the sky ♪ ♪ so put 'em up tonight we can come together we won't give ♪ ♪ up on the fight so put 'em up two high we can walk together ♪ ♪ with our hands up in the sky
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