Kanye West once famously sang Jesus Walks, but when it came to Monday night’s “Carpool Karaoke” on The Late Late Show (weekdays at 12:37 a.m. ET on CTV), James Corden made Yeezus Fly. That’s right. Carpool is far too basic for Kanye, so he and Corden took to the skies for “airpool” karaoke.
Instead of driving around Los Angeles singing Kanye’s greatest hits, the duo had a whole jumbo jet was filled with a massive gospel choir to help Ye and the J.C. (James Corden, in this case) belt out songs from Kanye’s new album Jesus Is King. Sure, all of that sounds interesting, but truly the most mind-boggling thing was that they were sitting in ECONOMY.
Aside from the seating arrangements, there were plenty of standout moments in this 20-minute segment—the last time Cordon pulled a stunt like this with Paul McCartney, it won him an Emmy—so we’ll try to summarize all the juicy bits. But you really should watch it in full because this airplane was rocking to and fro, and it wasn’t because of turbulence.
After the choir opened with a remix of Back To Life by Soul II Soul, Ye and J talked about how marriage with Kim Kardashian has been quite the force in his life after his mental breakdown a few years ago. “Marriage years are different than human years, you know?” he explained. “Like dog years are seven years? Every marriage year is like one hundred years!” Can’t tell if that’s shade or not.
Apparently not, because after a rendition of Jesus Walk, James pressed Kanye a bit more on his marriage, noting that it has been a great stabilizer for Kanye’s state of mind. When Ye admitted that people thought marriage wouldn’t be a cool move for him, James scoffed, “No one ever thought it would be uncool to be married to Kim Kardashian—everybody thought it would be cool to marry Kim Kardashian!”
“Not Kris Humphries,” Kanye deadpanned.
Somebody call the morgue because WE ARE DEAD.
He went on to reveal that while the couple currently have four adored children, he wants to up it to seven. Wait, like the Von Trapp Family? Are Kim and Kanye trying to start their own Austrian Yodeling Group? WE KNEW IT.
Then Kanye offered up a strange bit of financial news that no one asked for—last year he made $115 million (cool?) but was still $35 million in debt (cool cool) and now this year he made back $65 million from his tax returns (cool cool cool). We guess we’ll file that away for later?
After the choir sang a few more joyous, raucous tunes, including a remix of I’m Like A Bird by Nelly Furtado (slay, Canadian Queen!), James asked how Kim and Kanye wind down in the evenings. “We go to bed, and my wife watches Dateline,” he smiled. Sounds like she’s taking her new role in politics and her attorney-training seriously. Get it, girl.
All jokes aside, we like to give Kanye a hard time, but he truly looked happy and at-peace during this segment and that was nice to see. But then he and James clapped when the plane landed. Just… NO.
Watch The Late Late Show with James Corden weekdays at 12:37 a.m. ET on CTV.