Jimmy Fallon disses track by Singapore rapper Yung Raja but that didn’t matter

Screengrab from the show’s music segment in a recent episode. Photo: The Tonight Show/Twitter
Screengrab from the show’s music segment in a recent episode. Photo: The Tonight Show/Twitter

Singapore hip hop star Yung Raja got roasted on The Tonight Show recently, and that didn’t even matter to him because how often do you get to be on a show like that?

The 26-year-old rapper seemed thrilled about his March single Mami being given a shoutout by host and comedian Jimmy Fallon recently, even though Fallon didn’t seem to like his song at all. 

“This is insane. This is a win for all Southeast Asian and bilingual artistes. I’m so grateful in this moment to my family and my team. Praise God,” the rapper told Coconuts today. He is signed to American label Alamo Records. 

He was mentioned on the show’s “Do Not Play” segment, where Fallon jokes about the single’s album art and how the rapper may have paid money to “sleep” in a hotel bathtub instead of posing in other parts of the room. The art showed Yung Raja wearing a white robe in a fancy bathroom.

“Do 🙅‍♂️ Not 🙅‍♂️ Play 🙅‍♂️ “Mami” 🙅‍♂️,” a tweet by the Tonight Show’s account said. 

Fallon was mostly unimpressed with the song’s main hook, which consisted of the word “Mami” on repeat for nearly 30 seconds. It went on and on until Fallon asked to stop the track. 

“Now that’s how you write a song right there, that’s it,” the host said sarcastically.

Yung Raja then reacted to Fallon on social media earlier today, seemingly glad that he made it to the show at all. 

“[I] think @jimmyfallon isn’t a big fan of mami BUT HELLO WE MADE IT TO THE TONIGHT SHOW,” the rapper wrote. 

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