The late night wars aren’t battling for the empire — they’re battling for the Jimpire

Jimmy Fallon knocked a parody of Empire perfectly out of the park on the Tonight Show, taking on the role of Lucious Lyon while Roots members Questlove and Tariq Trotter played sparring sons Jamal and Hakeem. Steve Higgins, naturally, played the role of Cookie, complete with a fur coat and a cocked hat

The parody also brought out some pretty awesome surprise guests that’ll tickle any true Empire fan

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