Watch Mary J. Blige Sing The Hell Out Of “Love Yourself” With The Roots On The Tonight Show

Last Friday, soul legend Mary J. Blige released the tough, searing new album Strength Of A Woman. “Love Yourself,” the album’s lead single and opening track, is a minor masterpiece with an orchestral boom-bap beat; it’s not-bad Kanye West guest verse is probably the worst thing about it. The song is perfect for the Roots, and that band joined MJB when she performed a Kanye-free version of it on The Tonight Show last night. It’s a great performance, dramatic and emotionally intense, with even the show’s lighting people putting in extra work to turn it into something special. Watch it below.

Strength Of A Woman is out now on Capitol.