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Jimmy Fallon + Roots’ Tariq Trotter Parody ‘This Olympics’: Watch + Listen

Two days into the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, following the lighting of the ceremonial torch, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots’ Tariq Trotter perform a song dedicated to this year’s Summer Games on The Tonight Show.

Titled “This Olympics”, the parody of Florida Georgia Line and Nelly’s 2020 single “Lil Bit” feature the late night TV host and The Roots rapper performing in many of this year’s sporting events from archery and weight lifting to  fencing and rowing.

“It’s time to represent your country / No matter where you’re from / Waking up at 2 a.m. to watch a little badminton,” the pair sing. “Get your soccer socks on, we’re playing football / Pour yourself some Wheaties / It’s time to win it all / This Olympics.”

The 2021 Summer Olympics kicked off early Friday est (7.23) with an opening ceremony that included a virtual rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” featuring John Legend and Keith Urban and here’s how to watch the Tokyo games online, as well as the 15 most intriguing storylines from the 2021 Summer Olympics.

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Author: Brad LeBeau

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