While Jimmy Kimmel was away from his desk at the Jimmy Kimmel Live, his guest host, Lena Waithe, got some pretty fantastic experiences.
Waithe, known as an Emmy-winning writer and producer on Netflix’s Master of None, was about half-way through her opening monologue when she asked sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez what the best way to get fans hyped for the show might be.
He, of course, suggested the “Berry Button.”
Waithe told Guillermo to hit the large, recently-installed red button, and, sure enough, Halle Berry appeared onstage!
I done watched that clip of Lena Waithe & Halle Berry bout fiftylem times and I just…ma’ams. pic.twitter.com/asOyG4XSIW
— Ivy Sole (@IvySole) May 23, 2019
Berry, who previously worked with Waithe on the show Boomerang, offered her some passionate words of encouragement.
“I know that you are a force of nature, right? You are a beautiful African American queen going after everything that is hers.”
When Waithe didn’t seem adequately encouraged, however, Berry had no choice but to give Waithe the smooch of a lifetime!
Lena, who identifies as a lesbian, seemed flattered and ended her monologue by hitting the Berry Button once again!
Lena don’t want no problems at home, she had the “babe, she kissed me stance.” 🤷🏽♀️🤣🤣🤣
— No Dahling 💋 (@dejlewis) May 23, 2019
Twitter couldn’t get enough of the clip:
— Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) May 23, 2019
Soooo… Halle Berry and Lena Waithe.
lowkey scREAMING bc literally my favorites really just showed off last night. pic.twitter.com/BE1GXasR3a
— ro. 🌊 (@soulectionist) May 23, 2019
People were basically just playing the video on repeat.
Me: How many times have I watched this clip already?
— Kimberly Eaton (@tweetdeguerre) May 23, 2019
My gawddd! I felt that. *watches again*
— Renée Hamilton💫 (@ReneeMHamilton) May 23, 2019
I need a cigarette after watching that and I don’t even smoke.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) May 23, 2019
Of course, many people were also aware Waithe is currently engaged to be married to someone who is NOT Halle Berry!
😮😮😮 You are in so much trouble!!! I hope that was your 'hall pass'😰
— Ariel Bell (@arielfb26) May 23, 2019
I’m here for this but does no one else feel like this is inappropriate? Hello fiancé?? 🤔
— slim halpert. 🌻🏁 (@_PussNboots) May 23, 2019
If Lena Waithe had been a man, Halle Berry wouldn’t have kissed them on @jimmykimmel because Lena Waithe is in a relationship. Classic example of straight women having 0 respect for lesbian relationships.
— Yásaman Madadi (@writeordiela) May 23, 2019
Maybe it’s time Lena Waithe gets her own hosting gig.
If every time she’s on TV is as hyped as this time, I’m sure she won’t say no.