James Corden revealed exactly how that Kanye West “Airpool Karaoke” skit came about during an appearance on Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Corden admitted West was a “complex fellow,” who had cancelled on him numerous times before they eventually got the rapper’s entire choir on board and filmed the segment on a plane.
The “Late Late Show” host shared, “This was actually the third time that we had tried to do a sort of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Kanye.
“The first time he agreed and then he cancelled a few days later, and you’re like, ‘Well, that’s a shame, but it’s fine.’
“The second time that Kanye cancelled ‘Carpool Karaoke’ was so late in the day that I was driving up his road in the car, with all the cameras, and got this phone call saying it’s been cancelled… and I think I basically turned around outside his house and drove back to the studio.”
Corden added that to West’s credit, he did end up getting the plane and his team together after he finally agreed to do the skit without cancelling.
The British star admitted, “Even as I walked onto the plane I thought at some point someone’s going to go ‘Yeah, it’s not going to happen today.'”