Damn. That was fast. On Monday’s Late Late Show, James Corden unveiled his surely inevitable parody of Kanye West‘s VMAs-premiered visual for “Fade.” The Life of Pablo track’s internet-bursting video starring Teyana Taylor has been widely discussed and closely studied, particularly for its closing shot featuring sheep. For Corden, however, one man’s art is another man’s opportunity to get corny AF while squeezing out a giggle or two.
Corden’s latest antics see the Carpool Karaoke mastermind hanging out in the same gym as Taylor, seemingly annoyed by the frantic pace of the workout and longing for a different soundtrack. When those sheep show up, Corden lets his annoyance come full center by casually pointing at a sign that reads “NO SHEEP IN GYM.” Get it?!? Do you get it?!?!
As for the real “Fade” visual, Taylor opened up to Vogue on Monday about working with West and how the collaboration came into fruition. “It’s emotional because I’ve been in the industry for so long and I’ve never understood why certain things weren’t happening,” Taylor said. “And now I feel like my story, everything that I’ve been through, makes this moment so much more special.”
Corden, who’s been known to spoof classic Kanye moments before, recently revealed that a Carpool Karaoke with ‘Ye was definitely going to happen. Well, eventually. “Kanye has been booked to do Carpool Karaoke now twice and both times something came up,” Corden told GQ earlier this month. “He’ll do it eventually. He wants to do it.”