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Watch: Melissa McCarthy slays Jimmy Fallon in a Disney-inflected lip sync battle

Constance Grady is a senior correspondent on the Culture team for Vox, where since 2016 she has covered books, publishing, gender, celebrity analysis, and theater.

When you have to break out the safety goggles for a lip sync battle, you know things are about to get real.

Professionally delightful person Melissa McCarthy stopped by The Tonight Show on Monday night to promote her upcoming movie The Boss, and Jimmy Fallon challenged her to one of his signature "singing" contests.

Fallon started things off simply with Melanie’s 1971 classic "Brand New Key," and McCarthy blew him away with DMX’s "X Gon' Give It To Ya" from 2003. Fallon fought back with a deeply literal interpretation of Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk," complete with pillow, but McCarthy more than outmatched him when it came to props: Her rendition of "Colors of the Wind" involved a wind machine, sprays of water, stuffed animals, and glitter-covered leaves.

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