Lebron James Texts JAY-Z & Ice Cube Rolls Through His Classics On 'Carpool Karaoke' Finale

The Cavaliers star and west coast legend discuss JAY-Z, longevity and more on the finale of Carpool Karaoke. 

The Late Late Show With James Corden's Apple Music Carpool Karaoke spinoff stars LeBron James in its latest episode, which dropped Tuesday (Oct. 31), but just because it features one of sports biggest names doesn't mean it shies away from music.

Corden starts off the clip with a short interview, asking King James, “You get referenced in a lot of hip-hop songs, rap songs -- do they have to call you up, or do you just hear it on the radio?”

“No I just hear it," LeBron responds. "It’s always surprising -- it comes on the radio or the satellite radio or whatever I’m listening to. Then I would hear my name, and it’s like, ‘Oh, let me rewind that. Let me see what actually they said.’ It’s humbling. It’s cool.”

Corden then asks if his mention in Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” -- “If Jeezy's paying LeBron, I’m paying Dwyane Wade” -- was his favorite. And while the basketball star declines to pick any one line, he does speak on his relationship with the iconic rapper: “Any time Jay says my name, it’s just very humbling. He’s like my big brother, so he takes care of me.”

Inevitably, the conversation leads to James texting JAY-Z during the segment, writing, “I’m chilling with my man, J. Cords.”

When asked how JAY-Z would react to the text, LeBron replied, “He’s definitely gonna not respond.” From what we can see in the clip, he was right.

Then the scene shifts to a sing-along set to Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day.” As James and Corden bob their heads to the beat, the rapper himself pops out of the backseat. The jam session between the three stars is then filled with a lot of interpretive dancing in the car seats. When the lyrics “I got my grub on” comes on, Cube gesticulates like he’s shoveling a spoon into his mouth and James puts a hand phone to his face when the line “got a call from a girl I want to dig out” comes on.

Watch the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series above.

This story originally appeared on Billboard.

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T.I. And Joyner Lucas Defend Chris Brown Amid Rape Allegations

Artists are stepping up to defend Chris Brown after the singer was recently accused of raping a woman in Paris on Monday (Jan. 21). Both T.I. and Joyner Lucas are two of the first rappers to voice their opinions about the alleged incident on social media.

While T.I. did not comment on Brown's innocence directly, he did question the timing of the news report. The rapper shared a headline from a past article, in which Brown was being celebrated for becoming the youngest artist to own his own masters recordings. "First this... then RAPE allegations," he questioned, suggesting that the accusations were released as a ploy to put a negative spotlight on Breezy.

Joyner Lucas also joined the conversation on Instagram. "Bro seriously?!! Smh GET THE F**K OFF MY N***AZ D**K BRO," he wrote. "@chrisbrownofficial ain’t rape nobody. Any and every way someone gets the opportunity to create a story and try to ruin my n***az legacy they take it. It won’t happen tho. Anybody who actually thinks breezy needs to take some p*ssy got issues. Trust me when I say it doesn’t matter what city, state, country, or continent this n***a goes to, he can literally pick like a flower from a garden of bad b***hes who wanna f**k and it’s that simple. Nobody bout to make me believe this n***a is a rapist."

Lucas then suggested that TV networks were paying people to falsely accuse the R&B crooner. "No way no f**king how. And if anybody is mad at this post and wants to unfollow me then be my f**king guest! 🤷🏽‍♂️... this is the reason why he been in the house for so many years and barely goes anywhere. The Moment the n***a take a vacation to Paris then now he a rapist," he added. "I’m no conspiracy theorist but no bullsh*t, im really starting to believe that TV networks are paying muthaf**kas to false claim allegations just so they can turn it into a documentary."

As previously reported, Chris Brown was arrested in Paris after a woman filed a complaint claiming that he raped her.  The 24-year-old woman alleges that she met Brown at a club on Jan. 14. She claims he allegedly raped her after the two went back to his hotel. Despite the woman's report however, another woman named Kim Ford, who was allegedly at the scene of the incident, claims Brown was nowhere in sight. Brown also claims the allegations are false.

Check out T.I. and Joyner Lucas' full comments below.

 

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Bro seriously?!! Smh GET THE FUCK OFF MY NIGGAZ DICK BRO!!‼️‼️‼️‼️. @chrisbrownofficial ain’t rape nobody. Any and every way someone gets the opportunity to create a story and try to ruin my niggaz legacy they take it. It won’t happen tho. Anybody who actually thinks breezy needs to take some pussy got issues. Trust me when I say it doesn’t matter what city, state, country, or continent this nigga goes to, he can literally pick like a flower from a garden of bad bitches who wanna fuck and it’s that simple. Nobody bout to make me believe this nigga is a rapist. No way no fucking how. And if anybody is mad at this post and wants to unfollow me then be my fucking guest! 🤷🏽‍♂️... this is the reason why he been in the house for so many years and barely goes anywhere. The Moment the nigga take a vacation to Paris then now he a rapist. 🤦🏽‍♂️ I’m no conspiracy theorist but no bullshit, im really starting to believe that TV networks are paying muthafukas to false claim allegations just so they can turn it into a documentary. Smh FOH‼️‼️‼️‼️

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Cardi B Defends "Twerk" Video Against Conservative

Cardi B teamed up with the City Girls for their sexy "Twerk" video, in which the Miami and Bronx women twerked along the beautiful beaches with other buxom black and brown babes.

Some loved the videos, others not so much. One naysayer conservative Washington, D.C. video columnist took to Twitter to challenge Cardi b and other liberal women on how the provocative video will help during the #MeToo movement.

In the Era of #meToo how exactly does this empower women? Leftists, @iamcardib , feel free to chime in. THX .. pic.twitter.com/59fyDxrYAz

— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) January 21, 2019

Cardi B saw the tweet and responded to Hamill directly telling the former Trump national diversity coalition advisor that what a woman wears has no bearing on how much respect she should be given.

"It says to women that I can wear and not wear whatever I want. do whatever I want and that NO still means," the "I Like It" rapper tweeted. "So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks."

It says to women that I can wear and not wear what ever I want. do w.e I want and that NO still means NO. So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested ? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks 🤔 https://t.co/8UBQQzO6jK

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 22, 2019

Cardi B has been making ground in the political arena after commenting on the U.S. partial shutdown. However, since then the "Bodak Yellow" artist admits she's received negativity ever since. She insists she's not trying to change anyone's political preferrance.

All these conservatives been harassing me and telling me the most disgusting things these past few days.Listen I’m not telling ya to turn liberal all I’m saying is to admit that your president is fuckin up this country right now! Liberal or conservative we ALL suffer as citizens.

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 22, 2019

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Not Sicko Mode: Nick Cannon Says Travis Scott Isn't For The Culture

Nick Cannon takes great issue with Travis Scott performing at the Super Bowl but says for Big Boi, it's okay.

During a sitdown with TMZ's Raquel Harper, the host of Masked Singer said "I'm Kaepernick all day," but said Scott doesn't have enough "cultural equity" to perform during Super Bowl LIII halftime show.

"To me, I call it cultural equity. So we're not mad at Big Boi for performing at the Super Bowl. He's for the people," 38-year-old Cannon explained. "[For Scott] he has to walk gingerly."

Harper followed up and questioned Cannon, to which he further explained having a child with Kylie Jenner also reduced his "cultural equity."

"It's more about truly having integrity in your music and in your art form. The people you choose to interact with. The people you choose to procreate with. That decision wasn't for the culture. But we not mad at you," Cannon said.

Harper reminded Cannon he's dated a few white women in his past, to which Cannon then looked into the camera and shouted: "I love white women."

The New England Patriots will face off against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3 for Super Bowl LIII. Maroon 5 along with Travis Scott and Big Boi are set to take the stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Out of respect for Colin Kaepernick, several artists declined to perform including Rihanna, Cardi B and JAY-Z who reportedly tried to talk Scott out of it.

After Scott agreed to perform, reports revealed he spoke with Kaepernick about the decision. Kaepernick's longtime girlfriend Nessa Diab took to social media to blast Scott and say it was a lie.

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