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Nicki Minaj channels Adele in Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

Nicki Minaj and James Corden in Carpool Karaoke
Nicki Minaj and James Corden in Carpool Karaoke (Image credit: Terence Patrick/CBS)

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, late-night funnyman James Corden has finally brought back a fan-favorite segment of The Late Late Show With James Corden, "Carpool Karaoke." To kick off a brand new season of him riding in a vehicle with some of music’s biggest stars, he rode with the Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj. 

Right off the bat, the history-making rapper and the Emmy Award-winning comedian went into a fun rendition of Minaj’s "Anaconda." Like always, Corden didn’t seem to miss a beat, reciting word for word the lyrics of the song. However, it was after some comical banter between the two and the emergence of her take on a British accent that viewers were treated to one of the highlights of the car ride. 

Once Minaj started speaking in a British accent, Corden asked, "Where does this British accent come from?" He goes on to say, "You know you sound just like Adele." It was with that comment that the world got one of the funniest impromptu impressions of late night. Not only was Corden laughing at how very good Minaj’s impression was, but so were we. Take a look.

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Then, just when you thought the karaoke session couldn’t get any better, Corden asked Minaj if she happened to see Adele spitting the rapper’s lyrics from the hit "Monster." Minaj said she did and that led to Minaj and Corden doing karaoke to the song. Thankfully, the amazing editing team on the host’s show opted to put a side-by-side shot of the hitmaker rapping her lyrics with Adele’s take on the song from years ago. Again, television gold.  

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If you missed this latest episode of "Carpool Karaoke," don’t worry. The 17-minute car ride is featured on The Late Late Show With James Corden YouTube channel.  

Additionally, you can catch up with full episodes of The Late Late Show With James Corden on Paramount Plus.  

Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.