His new gym buddy? The night after the MTV VMAs, James Corden spoofed Kanye West’s provocative and sexually charged music video “Fade” during the Late Late Show on Monday, August 29 — and it’s too good not to repeat.
The British personality, 38, edited himself into the video, which stars actress-singer Teyana Taylor. Corden and the 25-year-old sweat it out at the gym, but the odds that they’ll share a protein shake afterward are slim. As it turns out, Corden can’t handle Taylor’s sexy, gyrating moves.
“Sorry, do you mind, because it’s sort of a public gym. We all have to work out at the same,” he says to Taylor. “There’s actually a dance place next door, rather than doing it amongst the equipment.”
Despite the distraction, Corden tries to continue lifting weights. He gets even more annoyed, however, when Taylor whips her hair and oil sprays across his face.
“That’s too much oil. No one needs that much oil,” he says. “Do you mind dialing it down a little bit?”
Corden isn’t too thrilled with Taylor bringing sheep into the facility, either. He adds, “A lot of us only joined this gym because of its zero sheep policy!”
West, 39, debuted “Fade” during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The rapper’s choreographer and artistic director Jae Blaze opened up about the video’s Flashdance-like dance routine in an interview with Pitchfork.
“Kanye — I can’t stop saying it — he’s just a creative genius. When he came in, he told us, ‘I like this particular move, but I want to take it to the next level. Show me what you can do on top of this move.’ He has something specific on his mind, as a visionary. And we have to translate that onto Teyana’s body,” Blaze explained. “Teyana’s a beast, so it really made our job easy as far as, ‘Hey, Teyana, give him what he wants. Let’s do it this way. Let’s try it this way.’ That’s basically how the day went down.
“The one word I can use for Teyana Taylor right now is ‘superwoman,’” he continued. “We had her dancing over and over again, and then if we saw something that she did on camera that was really cool and we wanted it her to repeat it, she would do that. Gave her direction and she made changes quickly. She was just phenomenal to work with, and she knows her stuff.”
Watch Corden parody “Fade” in the video above!
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