Kanye West Pulled Out Of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Three Times, Cost Show $45K
James Corden’s hit show Carpool Karaoke has picked up some of the greatest acts in the music industry. From Adele to Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, and Jennifer Hudson, Corden has always managed to make his work commute look super fun. While the show’s passengers have seemed to spread across all genres in music, one of the artists who hasn’t graced those leather seats is Kanye West, and according to Corden, it’s not for a lack of trying. In a recent episode of The Late Late Show, Corden confirmed that he has attempted to book Ye, but the rapper canceled three times.
Kris Jenner appeared on the late-night show on Tuesday (Aug. 7), where she questioned why there was never a Yeezy edition of Carpool Karaoke. I can answer this easily,” Corden responded. “We’ve tried. He’s canceled, twice. Maybe even three times.”
Corden explained that he even got close to picking Kanye up at his house. “He canceled once as I was turning the corner to his house. I was outside his house and they were like, ‘He’s not in the zone for it right now. We’ll do it another time.'”
Kanye’s stunts apparently cost Corden and the producers $45,000, he claimed. But at least the artist was nice enough to send a “cube” of flowers. “He sent me these incredible flowers in a cube,” he recalled. “A cube of flowers, which I’d never seen before, and he sent me a pair of Yeezys. People were like, ‘Woah, they’re so expensive,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah! They cost my show $45,000!'”
The fourth time may be the charm though. Hopefully, Kris can convince her son-in-law to get in the zone next time.