It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Late Late Show host James Corden behind the wheel of the car, belting out jams with his celebrity friends. But he dropped a new edition of his popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment Wednesday night, and let’s say he didn’t disappoint. The guest being Madonna, it should come as little surprise.
The segment features Corden and Madonna driving around in circles while singing and chatting, sticking mostly to New York City’s West Side around the Lincoln Center. Madonna, to the surprise of no one, went full diva during the performance, gossiping and even twerking. They belted Madonna hits like “Vogue,” “Bitch I’m Madonna,” (featuring the star twerking in the seat), “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Express Yourself,” and “Ray of Light.”
Here are five things we learned from Madonna in the interview:
1. Madonna Lives Like A Nun
Though her records and videos have earned Madonna an iconoclastic persona, she admits that her personal life can be predictable and sometimes boring.
“I’m quite square,” she said. “My work is rebellious, but my lifestyle is not rebellious.”
2. Madonna And Michael Jackson French-Kissed
Following a glass of Chardonnay, Madonna and Michael Jackson participated in a pop megastar tryst of sorts. Though MJ was a willing participant, Madonna had to make the first move.
“Baby, I’ve been around,” she told a shocked Corden.
3. The Vatican Has Excommunicated Madonna Three Times
Madonna’s work has been criticized and even condemned by the Vatican for her usage of Catholic imagery. Infamously in her 1989 music video for “Like A Prayer,” Madonna danced in front of burning crosses and showing off stigmata wounds.
She might lead a Julie Andrews-lifestyle but, to the Vatican, she’s no saint.
4. Madonna Twerks!
We already mentioned this but it’s a) such a Madonna move and b) the first in-car twerk witnessed on television. The quality of the twerk, however, was pretty subpar to keep it 100. But considering the degree of difficulty, Madonna still receives credit.
5. On Madonna’s Love Life
To the surprise of almost no one, Madonna confirmed to Corden that she doesn’t really have a type when dating. However she did say one thing was necessary in a partner: as sense of humor.
“I think the best thing in the world is to be married to someone funny,” she said.
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