In their Best of Late Night – a rundown of the previous night’s highlights – the New York Times recalls how Jimmy Fallon got surprised twice by Madonna at the Met Gala on Monday night.
Fallon recapped his night at the Met Gala in New York, where he clowned with his late-night rival Stephen Colbert on the red carpet before heading in. The event was themed Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and it featured a performance from the most biblical pop star of them all: Madonna.
Fallon said he had a suspicion she would sing, but his hopes were dashed when she showed up next to him in the audience. (When he complimented her outfit, her reply was: “Bless you.”)
But then Madonna reappeared in dramatic fashion just a few minutes later atop a flight of stairs, where she emerged from under the hood of a monastic robe to sing Like a Prayer.