Arts & Entertainment

Stanley Cup wager: NYC mayor sings 'I Love LA' on Kimmel's show

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made a wager on the outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals. The bet was if the Kings lost, Mayor Garcetti would have to sing
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made a wager on the outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals. The bet was if the Kings lost, Mayor Garcetti would have to sing "New York, New York" on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and if the Rangers lost, de Blasio would sing "I Love L.A." on our show. The Kings won.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (via YouTube)

The mayor of New York City sang "I Love L.A." on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night to settle a Stanley Cup wager with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared via satellite from the ABC studios in Times Square as Garcetti joined the late-night host in his Los Angeles studio.

"Jimmy, I always wanted to meet you, but not like this man," said de Blasio, who was wearing a black T-shirt with the slogan "I (heart) LA."

"We New Yorkers honor our bets, but I don't have that great a singing voice," de Blasio said after Kimmel thanked the mayor for fulfilling the bet.

De Blasio then sang a verse and the chorus of "I love L.A." with 10 members from New York City's 52nd Street Project student chorus.

"Mayor de Blasio, you look like a counselor at the worst camp ever," Kimmel joked.

"Jimmy, this is a hostage situation," de Blasio retorted.

De Blasio also treated the studio audience in Los Angeles with Gray's Papaya hot dogs from New York, but Garcetti brought local favorites Pink's Hot Dogs.

RELATED: Garcetti drops F-bomb at Kings rally, becomes 'coolest mayor'

"I'm going to stick with Pink's. They make those Gray's Papaya hot dogs taste like a steaming bag of New York garbage," Garcetti cracked.

The Los Angeles Kings won the title on Friday night on home ice with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers.