For this special episode of the LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen-hosted show, Zendaya was up against her Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star, Tom Holland.
Much to Holland's surprise and the audience's delight, the 20-year-old actress had a secret weapon hidden up in her sleeve: Badu's "Tyrone."
The celebrated track turned out to be an impeccable choice for Zendaya's appearance on the show, with the Disney star even sporting a similar head wrap that Badu herself wore while performing a live rendition of the song roughly a decade ago.
"Well, this first song, I mean, it's a classic," Zendaya shared with host LL Cool J. "If I do this, I gotta do it right."
Considering Badu got wind of the performance and immediately praised it, it's safe to say she did the iconic singer justice.
"@Zendaya why you snap like that ?" Badu shared on Twitter, completing her reaction with a slew of emojis to accent her adoration for Zendaya's take on her soulful track.
Take a look at Zendaya's lip-syncing perfection and her stunning ode to Erykah Badu below.
Zendaya's 'Tyrone' vs Tom Holland's 'Ride Wit Me' | Lip Sync Battle Round 1 pic.twitter.com/bL2fDkDca4— Zendaya Media (@ZendayaMedia) May 8, 2017
Be sure to also revisit Zendaya's original source of inspiration, with Erykah Badu performing her Neo-soul classic "Tyrone" back in 1997, in the clip below.
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