Carpool Karaoke finally returns on the Late Late Show with James Corden after taking a hiatus of almost two years thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nicki Minaj was the perfect choice for the Carpool Karaoke segment to make a comeback this Wednesday night, the rapping queen fueled up the segment and it was hilarious across Los Angeles featuring James Corden and Nicki Minaj.
The two car passengers were seen rapping on some of the greatest hits of Nicki Minaj such as Starships, Chun-Li, Super bass, etc. They even sang on the latest entries into the top 100 tracks – Anaconda and Do we have a problem featuring Lil Baby.
Nicki Minaj joked around by impersonating different accents such as a coarse British accent stating “You see how meaningful the words are, the inspiration?” “It’s motivational speaking, James, for the world.”
The mere mention of a British accent and James Corden made a reference to Adele and her appearance on Carpool Karaoke back in 2016.
Adele had rapped Nicki Minaj’s track Monster back in the days. Corden asked her how she felt about it?
“I just loved it, she made me so so happy,” she said. “She embodied Nicki Minaj.”
Later on, Minaj tried to perform Someone like you by Adele – resulting in the rapper bursting into laughter.
Later in the episode, James Corden asked Minaj if it’s true that she started her career while playing clarinet to which the rapper agreed. The famous talk-show host pulled out a clarinet and asked the diva to have a hand on it
Minaj started playing it hesitantly but later got her hands on it.
In a press conference just before the premiere of the episode, James Corden stated,
“I was blown away by Nicki the entire afternoon we spent together,”
“I was so happy to be in her orbit and in her company. I really, really loved being with her. It was so joyous.”
He further said, “It was so difficult, cutting this down. There’s probably a 45-minute cut of this. She was open, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen her crack up laughing the way that she was. I couldn’t have wished for a better artist to bring the segment back after two years away.”