James Corden Presents Kanye West “Bold And The Lyrical” Soap Opera On ‘Late Late Show’ (VIDEO)
James Corden brilliantly used Kanye West lyrics to create the dialogue for a soap opera on Thursday’s “Late Late Show,” called “The Bold and the Lyrical,” starring Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel and Giovanni Ribisi. The hilarious sketch used a number of West’s hit songs, including, “Gold Digger,” “Heartless,” “Monster,” “Stronger,” and “Famous.” Check out the video below!
The sketch starts with Cranston and Biel exchanging their vows at the altar. “Diamonds are forever…” Biel tells her husband-to-be, using lyrics from West’s “Diamonds From Sierra Leone,” before a drunk Corden storms into the scene. With lyrics from “Runaway,” he yells, “Lets have a toast for the douchebags, lets have a toast for the scumbags.” “Baby I got a plan, run away as fast as you can,” the host tells his lover.
A confused Cranston asks, “who he?” to which Corden cleverly responds using lyrics from “Stronger”, “You should be honored by my lateness, that I would even show up for this fake sh*t!” Corden then proceeds to tell Biel, who is secretly in love with him, to “Get down girl, go ahead, get down” from the altar. Using the lyrics from “Homecoming,” he says, “Do you remember when, fireworks at Lake Michigan?” But Cranston interrupts their moment, “How can you be so heartless?”
An angry Cranston exclaims, “I made that b*tch famous!” prompting a hilarious Taylor Swift reference. Suddenly, Ribisi rushes onto the stage. Facing Biel, he asks her, “Do you think about me now and then? Because I’m coming home again. Maybe we can start again.” A startled Corden, shocked by Biel’s third secret lover, yells, “I need you to hurry up now, cos’ I can’t wait much longer.”
Ribisi then leaves Biel, telling her, “I think I’ve had enough. All my kindness is being taken for weakness,” using lyrics from West’s “Four, Five Seconds.” An empowered Corden says, “That, that, that, that, that don’t kill me, can only make me stronger.” But Cranston then hilariously mixes up his lyrics, accidentally using a line from Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” “I know when that hotline bling, that can only mean one thing.” After realizing his mistake, he tells Biel, “She take my money when I’m in need. She’s a triflin’ friend indeed. She’s a gold digger.” To finish the sketch, Biel’s three lovers unite and yell, “If you ain’t no punk holla, ‘We want prenup! We want prenup, yeah!'”
This is not the first time Corden has created a hilarious sketch using famous lyrics from different stars. In April, Corden created a soap opera using Justin Bieber’s lyrics, starring Salma Hayek, Ray Romano and Gary Oldman. And shortly before that, with the help of Julianne Moore and John Stamos, Corden used Taylor Swift lyrics for another brilliant soap opera sketch. Check out the video below of the Kanye West version of “The Bold and the Lyrical.”