Ariana Grande originally appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to promote her new Sweetener album with just a simple comedy skit but the unfortunate circumstances of Aretha Franklin’s passing put the talented singer in the hot seat.

Insiders at TMZ learned that Grande initially wasn’t with a shotgun performance because Ms. Franklin was one of her biggest idols. That is until Questlove convinced her that having her perform alongside The Roots would be incredible.

The performance can be viewed below.