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appreciate your time. have a good night. >> lou: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live" with guest host, chelsea handler! tonight -- taron egerton and kelsea ballerini. with cleto and the cletones. and now, chelsea handler! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> chelsea: whoo! hi! hi! welcome to "jimmy kimmel live." i'm your guest host,
chelsea handler. [ cheers ] unfortunately, this is my last night here. i'm sad to be leaving. i'm especially going to miss you, guillermo. >> guillermo: i'm going to miss you too. >> chelsea: yeah. it's been fun to work with somebody who drinks at work more than i do. >> guillermo: we did a lot of drinking together. >> chelsea: yeah, yeah. i'm thoroughly enjoyed my time guest hosting. but just like women's rights, all good things must come to an end. [ moans and laughter ] and if nothing else, at least i got one viewer to change his stance on abortion after watching my monologues this week. from kenneth, "knowing that she isn't raising kids is almost justification for abortion. [ laughter ] she is probably one of the most horrible people on earth. a close third after jimmy kimmel and stephen colbert. i thought comedians were supposed to be funny?"
[ laughter ] i am funny, [ bleep ]. [ cheers and applause ] that's why i'm here telling jokes about one of the darkest days in human history, while you're masturbating into your pillow. [ laughter ] men have had all kinds of weird reactions to last week's abortion ruling. ever since the supreme court struck down roe v. wade, urologists have seen a spike in vasectomies. this just goes to show you that men really will do anything to avoid wearing a condom. [ laughter ] i've never personally performed a vasectomy, but i'd like to try my very first one on samuel alito. [ cheers and applause ] back in 1919, after a very long fight, congress finally passed the 19th amendment, which gave women like me the right to vote. but female suffrage was only half the battle. which is why tonight, i'd like
to propose a new amendment to the constitution. amendment 28, end male suffrage. voting is a huge responsibility, and over the years most men have demonstrated time and time again that they lack the judgment necessary to not [ bleep ] that up. so let's turn things over to the ladies. [ cheers and applause ] if we endorse the 28th amendment, maybe we can get america back to not sucking so hard. [ laughter ] but hopefully, we won't need to do that. guys, if you don't want us going after your rights, you better get up off your hairy asses and join the fight to defend ours. [ cheers and applause ] now, i hesitate to ask men for help, because i know what's going to happen. i'm going to get mansplained about how to win back my rights. "well, if i were a woman, the first thing i'd do is --" shut up.
okay? [ laughter ] how about you do the work for a change? and don't open your mouth unless you're chanting, "her body, her choice." [ cheers and applause ] there's a lot men can do to help women. like not creating laws that kill women. you should stop voting for people who wouldn't protect your wife, sister, mother, aunt, or grandmother's right to choose what comes out of her pikachu. [ laughter ] talk to your sons. tell them why this is so important before they get radicalized by joe rogan. [ laughter ] stop interrupting us when we're talking. we're sick of it. don't tell us to relax. you relax. okay? do you know what relax means? it means "be quiet." and why should we be quiet? our thoughts are usually way more interesting than anything you guys have to say. [ laughter ] learn a little bit about how the female body works. if we have sex with you, make sure it's worth it. we're risking prison time here,
boys. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] don't call us hysterical. that's what you said when trump won the election, that we were being hysterical. now look where we are! you start writing letters to your congresspeople. you're a man so they might actually listen to you. if you get a woman pregnant, stop saying "we're" pregnant. okay? if you don't have to push a christmas ham out of your pikachu, you're not pregnant. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] if you invite us over for a one night stand and the condom breaks, you go to cvs at 2:00 a.m. and buy the plan b. why are we always buying the plan b? you're the ones getting us pregnant. and i'm an expert on this because i'm responsible for 50% of one night stands in this country. [ laughter ] [ applause ] if you don't believe me, you can refer to one of my six number
one "new york times" best-selling books. [ cheers and applause ] you have the power to make a difference. if every man donated just $1 to planned parenthood after they masturbated -- [ laughter ] this organization would have enough resources to help every woman on planet earth. [ cheers and applause ] in fact, i'd like all the men in the audience to take out their wallets right now and give the woman sitting closest to them half of what's in there. [ laughter ] if you don't have cash, just venmo her half of the money in your checking account. [ laughter ] if you don't have venmo, we'll wait while you download it. [ laughter ] and don't worry, if you don't remember the password for your apple i.d., she'll show you how to reset it. [ laughter ] and guys, i know that some of your hearts are in the right place. but still, you need to do more than put an rbg sticker on your prius. okay? i don't want to point anyone out
in particular, but you, sir, need to listen to your partner more. [ laughter ] and you, sir, need to buy more comfortable shoes and break them in to get ready to [ bleep ]ing march. [ cheers and applause ] and you need to stop looking at me like that. because i am about to go back on tour, i can't get pregnant right now. [ laughter ] and all of you need to take some [ bleep ] responsibility. abortion is a men's issue because if there were no men, there would be no abortions. in fact, if there were no men, we'd all be going down on each other in space right now. [ laughter ] so many men were able to have full lives and careers because their sexual partners got abortions. you have no idea how many mediocre stand-up comedians were able to keep bombing across this country because that one waitress at the chuckle hut
didn't bring their child to term. or press charges. [ laughter ] we did get at least one small piece of encouraging news. it was judge ketanji brown jackson's first day on the supreme court. [ cheers and applause ] for the first time ever, there are now four women on the supreme court. [ cheers and applause ] and five if you include that bitch clarence thomas. [ laughter ] and for all you men who don't understand what's at stake here, let me tell you about a real thing that happens in nature right now. it's called parthenogenesis. this is a scientific phenomenon where animals that used to reproduce sexually, start reproducing asexually. that means without the use of sperm. they've seen it happen to a shark, an anaconda, most recently a condor.
evolutionarily, we're a thousand years behind animals. so men, if you don't listen to what i'm saying right now, you're going to become [ bleep ] ext extinct. [ laughter and applause ] on a more positive and personal note, i want to thank everybody for all your online petitioning and tweeting to get me into my high school hall of fame. because you have managed to one-up my high school because i just got word moments ago that i am being inducted into the 2022 new jersey hall of fame. [ cheers and applause ] way to go, guys! what a supportive community. what a way to close the week. thank you so much. as i've mentioned many times this week, i do not have children, thank god for that. [ laughter ] but i do have two dogs.
their names are bert and bernese. i love them, but there has been some tension between us lately, because i've noticed they seem to greatly prefer my housekeeper, mabelle, over me. [ laughter ] so, i did what any loving dog owner would do in this situation. i took them to a pet psychic to sort this out on national television. this one is bernese, the more petite version, and bert is the bigger. i brought you treats, you guys. they're allergic to so many different things. >> funny you say that, i was talking to them yesterday. i asked for a photo of your dogs. and i had said, you know, i got some treats for you. >> chelsea: to the photos? >> well, to your dogs. >> chelsea: okay. >> i use a photo to access the consciousness of an animal. >> chelsea: wow. >> when i said i had treats for you, they said, you're going to have to check with my mom first. >> chelsea: i technically am their mother, but they think the
housekeeper is their birth mother and i'm some slutty awe pair who comes sauntering in the house every few weeks. i'm away a lot. >> i know you're away, buff your dogs has a lot to say about it. >> chelsea: i'd like to get started, i'm their second choice. their housekeeper, they love her. bert is upset. when she leaves he slams his head on the ground, condoeses himself, and is in a blackout until the next morning. >> wow. so hang on a second. it alwaysr. okay, okay. i know you're going to think this is really strange. but it's all about her. >> chelsea: he's acting out on behalf of his sister? >> yeah. there are suggestions that i have for your dogs. >> chelsea: yeah, no, i'd like to talk about the -- bernese! bernese, come on.pcome on, bern. don't be like that. >> she said she doesn't like being bossed. >> chelsea: i don't care.
>> i understand, i'm just saying, this is what she's saying. >> chelsea: come on, you sit there, sit. stay, bernese. you stay. be a good girl. okay, what were you saying? [ laughter ] >> yeah she's jealous of your career. >> chelsea: oh. >> she really, really desperately wants you to stay home, and she's really positioned about it. >> chelsea: so my housekeeper mabelle, when she takes them on the weekend, she sends pictures of bernese in bed with her -- one of her sons, fernando, and they sleep together in the bed, and they look like, younow -- pretty close. i've never seen her sleep under the covers in that situation with me. i've tried to do that, obviously. i want to know, are those pictures that my housekeeper is sending me to taunt me? or is she really doing that with other people? >> you're asking me to read your housekeeper, talk to her. >> chelsea: i'm asking you to read about what she's up on the weekends with fernando. >> you move around a lot. >> chelsea: move around in bed a lot? >> that's what she said, she moves around.
>> chelsea: if i'm having sex, i'm moving around. sometimes i'm stationary depends on what night of the week it is. is she spending the night with fernando under the covers? is that a real situation or are the photos staged? >> let me ask, let me ask. [ laughter ] they put her under the covers. >> chelsea: she stays there all night? >> not really, it's too hot. >> chelsea: yeah, that's what i thought, that's what i thought. there's no way she would do that. so i know those photos are staged. mabelle's a liar. [ laughter ] she said it's that she's a mother and they can spell it. she says because i'm barren, maybe they can sense that i don't have a maternal instinct so they think, she's a fun buddy, but that's our mother. >> i don't care it has anything to do with, you know, the hormonal element of it. >> chelsea: well, for a while, convince them that i, too, was a mother, i was fake breast feedi patch k house. i was only producing almond
milk, so no, it did not work. i don't know if this is related, but she takes very large shedonebies, more than he does, and he's a bigger dog. >> is she doing it in the house? >> chelsea: no, she never goes in the house. he goes in the house, he'll pee in the house, he'd peed on planes before. i have to pretend that doesn't happen and just get out of there. [ laughter ] >> i understand. >> chelsea: i think the thing i struggle with the most, the first dog i rescued, his name was chunk. and he was so solid. >> you can show me a picture? because we can kind of touch base with him if you want. >> chelsea: oh, really? >> yeah. >> chelsea: that's him. he was my firstborn. he wasn't a smoker, that was just for the picture. >> got it, okay. let me just -- going to spend a couple of moments with him first. >> chelsea: tell him i say hi. >> i will. okay he says that his purpose with you was to teach you your self-worth.
>> chelsea: aww. >> that's what he said. i don't know if that makes my sense to you? >> chelsea: that doesn't make any sense at all. [ laughter ] >> i hope he didn't fail. >> chelsea: in summary, i'm just going to be more -- i guess present for them, right? when i am home? >> and talk to them. do you talk to them out loud? >> chelsea: oh, yeah, all i do is talk to them. that's why they think i'm so annoying, because i won't shut the [ bleep ] up. i want -- i love them, i would like to eat them, you know what i mean? that's how i feel, i want to [ bleep ] them, but i don't. i think that can only come across as love, right? >> okay, just have fun with them. >> chelsea: okay. >> you know, slow your love to them -- instead of -- >> chelsea: being desperate? >> yes, thank you. >> chelsea: okay. >> honestly, yeah. >> chelsea: i knew what you were going to say, that's okay. i'm apparently a human psychic. [ cheers and applause ] >> chelsea: we've got a good show for you tonight. kelsea ballerini is here. and we'll be right back with
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> chelsea: welcome back to "jimmy kimmel live!" i'm chelsea handler. tonight, her new song is called "heartfirst." kelsea ballerini is here to chat and perform on the mercedes eq stage. [ cheers and applause ] and even though it's my last night here, you can still see me live on my "vaccinated and horny" tour. i'll be in vancouver on august 12th, two shows. calgary on august 13th and 14th. you can get tickets for those at chelseahandler.com. our first guest is a golden globe winner and still to this
date the only actor to have played elton john and robin hood within a one-year period. [ laughter ] now you can see him star as a maximum-security prison inmate gambling for freedom in the fact-based drama "black bird." it premieres july 8th on apple tv plus. please welcome taron egerton. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> wow! i need that in my apartment when i come home at night. i love it. >> chelsea: nice welcome, what a great audience. >> thank you so much. >> chelsea: i'm excited to meet you. you were on my wish list of wish guests for this week. >> wow. >> chelsea: my guest hosting. i was such a big fan of yours from the elton john movie that you did. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ]
>> chelsea: i didn't realize that taron was a welsh name. i thought you were british. i didn't realize you were from wales. >> it's a bit confusing because i was born in england, i was born in liverpool. my mother and i moved to wales when i was about 2. i happened to have a welsh name. it should have been taryn which is welsh for "thunder." my mom because she's from liverpool and not wales, she spell it wrong on the birth certificate. so now i'm taron. >> chelsea: taron, the way you said it is like a character from "game of thrones." >> i am a character from "game of thrones." [ laughter ] >> chelsea: yeah, but i've actually -- i'm one of the few americans that have been to wales. >> really? >> chelsea: yes, i went to wales. wales has a reputation. people think there's a lot of sheep and funny busines going on over there. [ laughter ] i want to say that that is not true. when i was there, i didn't see anybody doing anything fishy with a sheep. >> no. [ laughter ] i think it has happened.
[ laughter ] but not as much as you might think. >> chelsea: why do you think it has that kind of reputation? >> just stories, you know. >> chelsea: it's funny, i went on a farm in wales with these two brothers who ran a sheep farm. so i saw them in action rounding up the sheep with an australian shepherd, those are the dogs they need -- >> that kind of action. >> chelsea: it wasn't penetration, nothing like that. [ laughter ] >> good, good. okay. >> chelsea: when was the last time you were back in wales? >> probably -- i was there for a wedding about four weeks ago, actually. >> chelsea: oh, okay, so recently. >> recently. very beautiful. the adjacent town is a place calls balson. a couple of friends of mine were getting married on a hilltop overlooking the sea. a very, very beautiful part of the world. i'm incredibly lucky to come from such a special place. >> chelsea: what is the name of the town you are from? >> i went to primary school in a village in the north part of wales, it's called --
[ speaking welsh ] [ applause ] >> chelsea: gosh. >> yeah. think it was just about getting tourist trade in, you know? >> chelsea: that sounds like something a sheep might say. [ laughter ] just kidding. when was the last time you were in the home that you grew up in or the town that you grew up in? >> i moved when i was 12 to where my family still live. and, i mean, the last time i was there for a really extended period of time was just after all the elton john stuff. i mean, the world obviously stopped. i went back to being in wales for about six months. that's kind of the longest i've been there -- >> chelsea: for the lockdown and everything? >> for the lockdown and everything, yeah. i went back and immediately started just eating. you know. pastry, growing to the side of a house. >> chelsea: well, i think that was right after, right? you won your golden globe for the movie. [ cheers and applause ] then you went back home.
so did you have -- how did your family handle you being a big, big star when you came home? >> well, yeah, my family are pretty down to earth. my two little sisters are completely unimpressed. my 12-year-old sister now has a phone. so she's -- sort of tends to -- i get the impressions they'll sometimes say, can you send me a selfie? you realize it's one of the kids in school who want it. i don't know. yeah, i was there for about six months. it was lovely, actually. weirdly, stressful and horrible as the pandemic was for so many people, i sort of found it to be quite a nice sabbatical. i kind of was able to just chill and be by the sea. yeah, it was nice. >> chelsea: was it nice to be with your family? my family invaded my house during the pandemic. my sister has three adult children, and i didn't appreciate that at all. [ laughter ] i didn't want -- i mean, the pandemic was fun for me in the beginning. >> yes. >> chelsea: first two weeks like spring break, oh my god, party at my house solo. >> yeah, yeah. >> chelsea: then after it went
on and on it was like, you know, by the third month, i was ready to get the party started again, out of my house. >> yeah. well, yeah. i mean, the people you love most in the world are the people you love most in the world and that's great. but they are also the people that drive you the most insane. >> chelsea: yeah, yeah. >> it was nice. it was good being with family, i enjoyed it. >> chelsea: good. i know you are close friends with elton john, ever since you did the movie? you guys are still -- >> yeah. [ laughter ] yeah, yeah. we are still friends. he's amazing. i love him. he's hilarious and crazy. yeah, i saw him last week, went to his house on wednesday, we had lunch. crab salad, spicy lamb. [ laughter ] oh, yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] i'm fancy now. [ laughter ] yeah. saw him last week. he's in london doing hyde park, a few dates there. >> chelsea: right. that's cute to have a friendship with elton john. i hear about people who are friends with elton john, that sounds fun. is he funny in person?
>> none of it you can repeat. >> chelsea: it's so dirty. >> it's so dirty, yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] i really mean that as well. i can't repeat it. [ laughter ] utter filth. >> chelsea: i was watching your new show on apple tv. you have an american accent on the show. >> i do. >> chelsea: i always find british people or welsh people, now that we're speaking, and australian people, to have very solid american ac sents. but it doesn't always work in the opposite direction. >> no, i don't know -- i mean, yeah -- i'm not sure why that is. i know what you mean. there are instances of brits doing really good versions. >> chelsea: no, brits do good versions. >> the other -- >> chelsea: there are instances. you guys are better at accents, americans are better at the opposite. >> i had a great dialect coach. there's a really wonderful -- he's now a very dear friend who was there for the whole shoot. he's an american who married a brit. so i met him in london. his name's carlto bellamy,
dialect coach, he's your men. he'd color code the whole script for me, into phonetic sounds, so i could learn the accent. >> chelsea: that's your job as an actor? >> it's a good job, right? >> chelsea: excellent, more with taron egerton right after this. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> lou: portions of "jimmy kimmel live" are brought to you by planet oat oatmilk. if you thought one napkin for the quarter pounder with cheese was enough...
>> i'm not? >> i talked to some of the guys. they said the prosecutor, oman, he's trying to prove something with you. >> prove what? >> that he's not part of the machine. >> i'm not part of the machine. >> i was. my family, your mother's family. >> tell me there's a way out of this. >> not a quick one. [ cheers and applause ] >> chelsea: welcome back. i'm here with tarron egerton. "black bird" on apple tv plus. you shot in a real prison? >> yeah, we did. i don't know who made that decision. so, so stressful being in a real prison in august in new orleans. yeah. it was a lot. it was a lot. but, you know, gives it authenticity and all that. [ laughter ] >> chelsea: have you ever been in a real prison? have you ever been arrested i should say? >> i -- i kind of want to be
able to say yes. i feel like it would give me some edge. but no, not at all. [ laughter ] >> chelsea: are you a squeaky-clean kind of guy? >> am i -- i don't want to say i'm squeaky-clean. put everyone off me, wouldn't it? [ cheers ] yeah, i'm a bit -- i'm pretty -- yeah, i think so. >> chelsea: are you single? we should get that messaging out there as well. [ cheers and applause ] oh, wait a second, you're blushing a little. maybe you're not single. >> oh, i am. i am. >> chelsea: i want to talk about ray liotta. he passed away, as everyoe knows. he plays your father in this series. so tell us about what that was like, working with him. >> yeah, you know, obviously -- he was something of a hero to me. when i read this script, it's got a very touching and really dysfunctional relationship at the heart of it. it's the relationship between my character and his father. and it was so exciting when ray agreed to do it. he read the script and agreed in under 24 hours.
he was so excited about it. and i didn't really know what to expect. his performance is kind of characterized by menace, i would say. you know, he's an intimidating figure. >> chelsea: always. in every movie, yeah. >> in every movie. and i stepped on -- i did an instagram post about this. it's a story i do like telling. i stepped on set, and he was kind of in his own world. didn't really -- there wasn't really -- sort of engaged with his environment. sometimes actors can be -- we're a weird bunch. we do weird stuff. so i thought i'd leave him to it, give him his space. and from across the room he sort of caught my eye and just stood up, walked towards me in a kind of frail way. he's in ailing health in the show. and he just embraced me. and we sort of stayed that way for a little while. it was kind of weird, but it was really nice as well. [ laughter ] and i said, i'm really glad we're doing this. and he said, me too.
he didn't say anything to me for that first day, other than that, other than what we said to each other in character. and we had a few weeks of filming together. it was a really amazing experience for me. he just brought this presence, this reality. in contrast with, you know, the kind of toughness of him, he brought this incredible tenderness and love. and i'm really proud of the relationship we built. we had the premiere last night. his daughter and his fiancee were both there to honor him. we really have lost one of the greats. he's amazing in the show. and -- yeah, i loved, loved working with him. >> chelsea: did he give you any advice? [ applause ] on set? any acting advice or anything like that? >> he didn't give me acting advice. he was always very complimentary. and we got very comfortable with each other very quickly. and i -- sat opposite him in one of the one of the prison visitation things. i was moaning about something i had to do as an actor, that's
what we do, we moan. i was telling him about something i had to do promotionally or whatever. i was telling him about it, he's listening quietly, not really looking at me. i finished, he didn't really say anything. i thought, god, he doesn't agree with me, he's made a judgment about me buff because of that. he leant over and went, [ bleep ] you paying me. [ applause ] oh, this is great, i can die and go to heaven now. >> chelsea: that's awesome. that's a great story. >> yeah. >> chelsea: congratulations on all of your success. >> thank you. >> chelsea: and everybody should watch the show. it's called "black bird." it premieres july 8th on apple tv plus. thank you, taron egerton. >> thank you. my a1c wasn't at goal, now i'm down with rybelsus®.
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tennessee with a new single called "heartfirst." please welcome kelsea ballerini. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> chelsea! >> chelsea: look how cute she is, just look at you. [ cheers ] i love it. >> i am so happy to see you. >> chelsea: i'm so happy to see you. we missed each other in nashville. >> i know. >> chelsea: she was performing at the cmas and i was taping my stand-up special, and we were performing on the same night, so we didn't get to hang out and party. >> next time. tonight. >> chelsea: okay. >> so this is your last interview as guest host? >> chelsea: yes. >> this is my first late-night interview. >> chelsea: oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> and for those that don't know, chelsea and i, i would
consider us real-life friends. >> chelsea: yes, absolutely. >> i feel like our hangs have always involved -- >> chelsea: alcohol, alcohol. [ laughter ] >> so i planned a little something, something. do we have -- >> chelsea: oh. [ cheers ] >> to take the edge off. >> chelsea: i love that, thank you so much. you know what i've been behaving myself so much this week -- hi, guillermo, nice to meet you. >> guillermo: nice to meet you. >> chelsea: is that a margarita? it looks like orange juice. >> i was told this is how you make a margarita. it's apparently different. >> chelsea: i don't like any of the sweet stuff. guillermo, where's your margarita? >> guillermo: right here. [ laughter ] >> chelsea: cheers. >> cheers. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> chelsea: that's delicious. >> that's strong. >> chelsea: that has a little dash of orange juice, i appreciate that. last time we saw each other -- first of all, congratulations on your new single. >> thank you. >> chelsea: heartfirst."
>> thank you. >> chelsea: did you write that yourself? >> yes. i started writing songs when i was 12. it's like songwriter, then artist, for me. but first single off the next record is always kind of -- i'm particular about it because i want it to set the tone. so i was really heavily influenced the last few years by going back to '90s music, the music i grew up on, shania, sheryl crow, whatever. i wanted this to feel breezy, warm, inviting. '90s flair. it's a first step into the new situation, the new era. >> chelsea: sexy, i like that. do you write with your husband? because he's a country music star as well. >> he is. we don't. we do the same thing every time so we already bring it home. imagine coming home, hey, do you want to write it? it's too much. do you do that? write jokes together? >> chelsea: sometimes we'll help each other with jokes, but yeah, we're not coming home trying to yuck it up. [ laughter ] if he's trying to be funny,
"i've had enough funny today, back off." >> that's how i feel. >> chelsea: your boyfriend -- your husband. i keep saying boyfriend because i was so upset you were getting married so young but it seems to work out. [ laughter ] you guys are a hot couple, i approve that message. he's from australia. >> he is. >> chelsea: i always find it fascinating so many country music stars are from australia. >> there's two. >> chelsea: keith urban. >> and morgan. >> chelsea: no, there are more. >> there are? >> chelsea: i don't know what their names are. [ laughter ] >> i don't either. >> chelsea: it's a whole thing. australians, they specialize in country music. >> okay. >> chelsea: i find that strange because i thought country music was from our country. [ laughter ] >> you have a lot of valid points. >> chelsea: okay. [ laughter ] >> i thought tught there were t. i need to do some research. >> chelsea: country music is an american thing, right? >> it's interesting. there is -- morgan had a whole amazing career in australia, and the radio's different, there's all these amazing australian
country artists there. then he moved over to kind of do it here. you know, there's more to tour here. >> chelsea: right, absolutely. does he ever ask for your advice on his songwriting? >> yeah, we both show each other everything. we're pretty brutal. >> chelsea: oh. >> so i can only show him something if i'm like, i know i love this, so even if he thinks it sucks i'm still going to hang my hat on it. i think you have to have that with anyone in your inner circle. you need brutal honesty to know if it's good or not. >> chelsea: yeah, i appreciate brutal honesty. who's brutally honest with you in your life? >> oh, everyone. i have no -- i mean, it's -- pretty honest all the time. my mom is pretty honest with me. morgan. i have a really small, amazing, epic group of best, best girlfriends. and they are so unimpressed with me all the time. [ laughter ] but that's how -- i mean, that's good. it keeps me as normal as i can be. >> chelsea: yeah, especially in this industry. when you become successful,
usually you have a bunch of people kissing your ass and telling you, no, that doesn't smell. you're like, i can smell it. [ laughter ] >> every now and then, is this okay? is this good? do i suck at everything? they're like, no, you're okay, you're fine. >> chelsea: you were -- your first song, how does that go down? >> it was an accident. i forgot it was mother's day. i'm so close with my mom. and my dad but very separate. and i forgot it was mother's day. 'twas the night before. and i was like, i'll just write her a song, i know she'll cry, she's a sucker for songs. i wrote her a song called "oh mama." i couldn't play an instrument, i didn't know how to write a song. it was like a poem that i sang. it rhymes, kinda. she cried and i remember this feeling, oh, that came from a really pure place. the fact that she felt that -- i could have just sang "mary had a little lamb" and i'm sure she would have loved that. you know, there was a moment where i was like, i want to write something that feels real to me, that connects with
people, makes people have emotions. that exchange of energy. the same with comedy, right? you have something you want to say, and we say it differently, but it's the moment that you share it together where that barrier goes down that you feel a human connection. >> chelsea: yeah, it's like telling your story. when you're an artist, whether a musician, an actor, comedian, whatever, you want to tell your story. and it's how you tell your story. >> yeah. >> chelsea: that's beautiful, actually. i love that. yeah. your mom's lucky to get a song on mother's day. that reminds me to write my mother a song for mother's day. [ laughter ] >> she'll love it. >> chelsea: she's dead now, so it's too late. [ laughter ] anyway, i'm very excited for you to perform your new song, your new single. >> thank you. >> chelsea: she's here not only to interview, her single is called "heartfirst." it's available now and she'll perform when it we come back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> lou: the "jimmy kimmel live" concert series is presented by the "s" class from mercedes-benz.
folks. i want to thank taron egerton, and this show's absentee father, jimmy kimmel. "nightline" is next and now here with the song "heartfirst," kelsea ballerini! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ met him at a party accidentally brushed his body ♪ ♪ on the way to get a drink at the bar ♪ ♪ i couldn't wait 'til later ♪ ♪ talking in the elevator then we're kissing in the back of the car ♪ ♪ that voice in my head says to slow down ♪ ♪ but it can't see the way you're looking at me right now ♪ ♪ it may not be next week what i need ♪ ♪ then again maybe it might be ♪ ♪ could be forever
or we might break ♪ ♪ that's just the kind of risk that we take ♪ ♪ my head is yellin' that i could get hurt ♪ ♪ but i'm gonna jump right in baby, with my heart first ♪ ♪ i gotta have it gotta see if this works ♪ ♪ i gotta have it wake up in your t-shirt ♪ ♪ who knows what'll happen ain't it always kinda magic ♪ ♪ when you don't know who's holding the cards ♪ ♪ could be a wish i never knew ya ♪ ♪ or permanently tattoo ya only the moon knows ♪ ♪ what's in the stars what's in the stars ♪ ♪ that voice in my head says to slow down ♪ ♪ but it can't feel your hands on my hips right now ♪ ♪ it may not be next year what i need ♪ ♪ then again maybe it might be ♪ ♪ could be forever or we might break ♪ ♪ that's just the kind of
risk that we take ♪ ♪ my head is yellin' that i could get hurt ♪ ♪ but i'm gonna jump right in, baby with my heart first ♪ ♪ i gotta have it gotta see if this works ♪ ♪ i gotta have it wake up in your t-shirt ♪ ♪ i gotta have it diving in heart first ♪ ♪ i gotta have it i gotta have ya ♪ ♪ and i can't even stop myself anymore ♪ ♪ oh, it could be the perfect night outside my front door ♪ ♪ could be forever or we might break ♪ ♪ that's just the kind of risk that we take ♪ ♪ my head is yellin' that i could get hurt ♪ ♪ but i'm gonna jump right in, baby with my heart first ♪ ♪ i gotta have it
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