Jimmy Fallon Presents Video Of The Year Award As Ryan Lochte At MTV VMAs
Jimmy Fallon did his best Ryan Lochte impression while presenting the Video of the Year Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Jimmy Fallon As Ryan Lochte
The Tonight Show host and former Saturday Night Live cast member Fallon, who is always game to impersonate someone, opted to present as disgraced Olympic swimmer Lochte last night. Public opinion has swayed against Lochte in recent weeks after he was caught out lying about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, where he was competing in the Olympics.
“Is it too late now to say sorry?” Fallon as Lochte began his presentation, quoting Justin Bieber. “That’s my jam, that’s my jam. It should be my jam. I wrote that song. I did it. I wrote it. I produced it. I directed the video. I did. It happened. In fact, I directed all five nominees for Video of the Year.”
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Fallon’s Lochte went on to list off a number of other faux accomplishments. “What an amazing year I’ve had, it’s true. I’m the one who gave Adele the flip phone, hello? … I need to Hotline Bling that thing,” he claimed. “I had a 30-way with Kanye West. What a year I’ve had. I made Lemonade with Queen Bey. I’m Reezy with the good hair, come on!”
“Anyway, who had the best video of the year, I can’t tell you that. They’re all so great and so talented, I couldn’t choose,” Fallon continued, adding, “I couldn’t tell you even if there was a gun to my head. Which, there isn’t, but I couldn’t choose — I still couldn’t choose.”
Incidentally, the award ended up going to Beyoncé for “Formation.”