Every celebrity wants to do “Carpool Karaoke” on James Corden’s The Late Late Show. Selena Gomez, Adele, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Mariah Carey, and Lady Gaga are just some of the artists who’ve hopped in the car and sang their hearts out. Even music legend Paul McCartney did one earlier this year!
It seems the one superstar not chomping at the bit to hop in the car with the Brit is Kanye West. James told Yeezy’s mother-in-law Kris Jenner that the show had been desperate to have him on. In fact, Kanye canceled on them three times! Watch the clip above to hear James tell the saga.
Kris, 62, and James, 39, were playing a game called “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.” In the game, you have to answer any question asked, or eat something disgusting, like a sardine milkshake or a shot glass full of hot sauce.
Kris opens the game. She asks, “Why haven’t you done a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Kanye yet?” The crowd gasps. James smirks.
“Oh I can answer this easily, he begins. “We’ve tried! He’s canceled twice. Maybe even three times!”
James shares all the heartbreaking details. “He canceled once as I was turning the corner to his house. I was in a car and by the time the call finished I was sat outside his house and they were like, ‘He’s not in the zone for it right now. We’ll do it another time.’”
The 41-year-old wasn’t completely heartless though. “He did send me a lovely gift. He sent me these incredible flowers in a cube, which I’ve never seen before.”
“And he sent me a pair of Yeezys. And people were like, ‘woah they’re so expensive,’ and I was like ‘Yeah they cost my show $45,000.’” That’s a lot of money!
“They’re collectible,” Kris says, trying to ease his pain.
Kris didn’t seem so amused that James was telling such an unflattering story about Kim Kardashian’s husband. But maybe she was just mad they didn’t tape the cancelations for Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Laster in the game, James asked Kris if she and boyfriend Corey Gamble are engaged. Her answer was more than a little coy.
Watch the clip above to hear James tell his Kanye horror story. Click here to watch the full segment.
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