James Corden Nicknames Kevin Hart ‘Jokey Smurf’ in Rap Battle (Video)
“You know what rhymes with James Corden?/Late-night boredom/You’re not important,” the “Central Intelligence” star spits back
Tony Maglio | June 16, 2016 @ 7:16 AM
Last Updated: June 16, 2016 @ 10:36 AM
James Corden challenged “Late Late Show” guest Kevin Hart to a rap battle on Wednesday, and per usual, it didn’t quite work out in the CBS host’s favor.
That said, like the lyrics, we’re pretty darn sure these “Drop the Mic” outcomes are all predetermined.
Corden started the whole thing out by attacking the “Central Intelligence” star over an obvious height difference, spitting: “Where is he?/There he is!/I found, you Kevin Hart/There are no small actors but you’re all small parts.”
He then offered the movie star a step stool. Later, Corden nicknamed Hart “Jokey Smurf.”
Neither insult was particularly well-received by the diminutive comic.
Here are some of the best lyrics across several rounds:
“You know what rhymes with James Corden?/Late-night boredom/You’re not important.” -Hart
“You’ve had quite a career/but now real talk/You’ll always be known as the guy who’s not Chris Rock.” -Corden
There’s plenty more where those lines came from.
Watch the video above.
James Corden's 11 Most Traffic-Stopping Carpool Karaoke Hits, From Adele to Bieber (Videos)
Corden's rainy London drive with the Grammy-winning singer is Carpool Karaoke's YouTube queen with nearly 90 million views. When not being floored by Corden's harmonizing, Adele offered her take on Nicki Minaj's "Monster"
With Zayn Malik no longer a member, 1D could comfortably fit in Corden's five-seater. In between hits, Corden asked the group's remaining members why they don't do dance routines like their boy band ancestors, and offered to be their choreographer.
After whipping out a matching wig, Corden put the singer-songwriter's freaky double-jointed hands to the test by filling them with a dozen eggs.
One of the earliest Carpools featured singer-actress Hudson, who sang Corden's order to an Astro Burger drive thru attendant.
Corden made his wife's week --maybe her life -- when he had the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer call and sing her a song.
The Coldplay front man hitched a ride with Corden on the way to his band's Super Bowl halftime show. During the ride, Martin whipped out a portable keyboard for an impromptu performance of "Us Against the World."
Feather boas, colored glasses and lion manes were the order of the day when Sir Elton climbed in the car to sing "Crocodile Rock" and "Circle of Life" with Corden.
The Brit singer-songwriter chatted with Corden about trashing hotel rooms and the rock star life before playing "Everyday" to ritually summon A$AP Rocky into the backseat.
The singer gave Corden some pointers on building a country image. And of course, there was a "Jesus Take The Wheel" joke thrown in during the drive.
By far the most famous of the carpools is Corden's drive with the Biebs. Say what you will about the Canadian pop star, but he was game for whatever Corden wanted to do or ask, including a talk about making out to his own music. In fact, this video was such a big hit...
Justin Bieber Redux
...that Corden brought Biebs back for two more drives, including this one back from the Grammys while the two were dressed in their finest whites.