Beyoncé’s Lemonade wasn’t so much a special for HBO as it was a virtual snatching of the souls. The visual album (even more groundbreaking than her self-titled masterpiece) enlists an army of black female writers and performers to delve deeply into her personal life, which brought the Beyhive to its knees. Her line about “Becky with the good hair” even inspired a few overzealous followers to mistakenly attack Rachel Rey for an alleged affair with Jay Z when they really meant to go after Rachel Roy.
With so much buzz around its unapologetically pro-black message, the visual spectacle was bound to be parodied. The Late Late Show host James Corden is the first (of likely many) to jump on board, with this masterful recreation which is so accurate, you’d swear you were looking at Beyoncé (through really foggy glasses which also happened to be the wrong prescription). Sporting blonde braids while ruminating over his monologue, the comedian admits he’s over those many Trump jokes currently dominating late night television.
“I don’t wanna do another Trump joke. I’ve exhausted that topic. I’ve talk about his hair, his tiny baby hands. Doing Trump jokes makes me feel dirty,” he says before deciding to tell one anyway. “A school in Austin, Texas may change its name to Donald J. Trump Elementary School. In keeping with the namesake, the school immediately filed for bankruptcy.”
Corden even goes in on that infamous “Becky with the good hair” line by alluding to late night rival Jimmy Fallon. After telling another joke, he adds: “Did that make you laugh, baby? Does that make you laugh like Jimmy with the good hair?”
For more clever Beyoncé references and scarily accurate costumes, check out the video above.