James Corden Gets ‘Punched In The Face’ During Grammys Carpool Karaoke
Love him or hate him, James Corden has amassed a huge following after the success of his Carpool Karaoke segment on his Late Late Show with James Corden.
But he decided to mix it up for the Grammys and instead of singing with famous musicians in a car, he opted for a carriage on the New York City subway.
Armed with Sting and Shaggy, the trio jumped onto the train and were hoping to have an all-out jam sesh. The only thing he wasn't counting on was other passengers not exactly enjoying the extra noise on their daily commute.
Corden can easily get away with belting out songs when he's in the comfort of a car - but people on this particular carriage were having none of it.
In the video, the trio start off their karaoke with Sting's 'Every Step You Take', but they're told to 'shut the fuck up' by a bloke dressed as a builder.
Trying not to be swayed by the brutal shutdown, they move further down the carriage and start blasting Shaggy's 'It Wasn't Me' until a woman savagely says to Corden: "No one wants to hear you sing."
They also showed off a song, 'Don't Make Me Wait', which is
off their new joint album 44/876.
Despite the TV host begging the subway audience to allow him to create a 'viral moment', they told the trio to find another train to bother.
However, the clip culminates in the builder squaring up to Corden and promising to take him out if he and his famous pals don't get lost. After failing to comply with this threat, the British star promptly gets clocked in the face and the camera cuts to black.
We next see our lovely trio sitting on the subway looking a bit dismayed, with James sporting a load of bloodied tissues up his nose.
To chuck in a final bit of banter to the segment, Sting asks: "Whose stupid idea was this?"
Shaggy replies: "It wasn't me."
James Corden also hosted the 60th Grammy Awards show and there were mixed reviews about how he did.
Variety wrote: "Corden was an affable host whose energy never flagged, [but] it wasn't his best outing at an awards show. His jokes and introductions were acceptable, but not much more than that."
The Los Angeles Times added: "An onstage attempt to riff with Jay-Z about showing him around New York didn't get much laughter. A presentation of consolation-prize puppies to the comedy album nominees after Dave Chappelle's Grammy win felt too hasty to build any momentum."
Ah well, at least he got to jam with Shaggy and Sting.
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