Only Cardi B Could Salvage Carpool Karaoke


Carpool Karaoke, the undeniably annoying and extremely popular segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden in which celebrities sing their own songs while driving to work with Corden, was missing one thing all along: Cardi B.

Cardi B carries the segment with her own wit and humor such that Corden is forced to remain silent—a blessing. When she rolls the window down and scream-raps the lyrics to her hits to pedestrians, greeting them with “Good Morning, bitch!”, a group of school-age children spot her and wave. She yells at them to “Stay in school, listen to your mom or you won’t be getting no Christmas gift. Buy my single.”

The 14-minute episode is interrupted with a driving lesson, an ASMR tutorial, and, in the end, a brief “I Like It” performance at the Culver City Senior Center in Los Angeles in an attempt to broaden the age demographic of Cardi listeners (they obviously haven’t consulted abuelos anytime recently.)

Corden’s questions for Cardi miraculously avoided any mention of Offset or their separation, which only came up when a flirtatious senior named Gunter asked Cardi if she’s “looking for a significant other?”

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