Watch: NYC mayor sings ‘I Love L.A.’ to settle Stanley Cup bet
NEW YORK (PIX11/AP) — A bet’s a bet – and Mayor Bill de Blasio kept his word.
The mayor of New York City sang “I Love L.A.” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday to settle a Stanley Cup wager with his West Coast counterpart, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
De Blasio, wearing a black T-shirt that said “I love LA,” appeared via satellite from the ABC studios in Times Square. He was joined in the rendition by members of New York City’s 52nd Street Project student chorus.
Garcetti was alongside the late-night host in his Los Angeles studio to collect on his bet.
When the song finished, de Blasio treated Kimmel’s studio audience in Los Angeles to New York City hot dogs.
The LA Kings won the title June 13 on home ice with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers.
If the Rangers won, Garcetti would have to sing “New York, New York.”
“This ain’t over, (Garcetti),” de Blasio said. “You better practice your Sinatra for next year.”