James Corden and Jennifer Hudson face off in an epic “Late Late Show” rap battle that sees the late night host drop several disses on the actress’s “American Idol” past.
In a new instalment of “Drop The Mic” on Wednesday night, Corden and Hudson traded rhymes in the musical showdown with attacks aimed at Hudson’s reality competition roots and Corden’s weight.
“You remember Jen — she got famous in the States on American Idol for coming in seventh place,” Corden begins. “Basically tonight I’m confusing what I’m doing. I’m battling a woman who’s famous for losing.” He then takes aim at her Oscar-winning “Dreamgirls” role, rapping, “You won an Oscar for ‘Dreamgirls’, I get it. No one remembers you in that film because Beyoncé’s in it.”
Then it was Hudson’s turn.
“You here, at home and everywhere that you go, but the thing that you do best, James, is grow,” she raps, touching his stomach. “No more fat jokes because it’s below the belt. I mean it though, but you can’t see it though, just like your penis ohhhh.”
“I’ve seen it. I’ve seen it,” he retorts. “You wanna know someone who’s never going to see it? You!”
But the singer-actress wasn’t about to let Corden’s jabs get the best of her, explaining why her “Idol” loss doesn’t really matter.
“Yeah, James, I lost ‘Idol‘, you got me. You right. I won an Oscar, a Grammy – hell, I won in life,” she raps before showcasing her powerful pipes in a “Dreamgirls”-inspired finale.
“You think you can beat me? I’m so confused how,” she sings before launching into a riff on her famous “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from the musical film, as the crowd cheers her on and Corden concedes defeat in the mic-dropping battle.