Mirren set the tone for the battle by walking into the ring wearing a crown and robe and telling Corden to "bow down"

By Jodi Guglielmi
January 31, 2018 10:28 AM

Word to the wise: Don’t challenge Helen Mirren to a rap battle.

The actress squared off in a rap battle against host James Corden during an appearance on The Late Late Show Tuesday night — and she didn’t hold back.

Mirren set the tone for the battle by walking into the ring wearing a crown and robe and telling Corden to “bow down.”

Corden grabbed the mic for the first round, taking his aim at Mirren’s clout as an international star.

“Back home she’s considered the actress you have to fear. We’re in America now, Meryl Streep lives here,” he rapped. “You dated Liam Neeson back in 1982. He left you real quick, he wasn’t taken with you!”

But without missing a beat, Mirren grabbed the mic and said, “Poor James Corden will never be satisfied until you find a way to get attention deep-fried,” and, “This battle was fun. I’m glad that you asked. It’s the only thing you didn’t find in Jimmy Fallon’s trash.”

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And just when Corden thought he was taking home the prize, Mirren shut down the house with a rhythmic nod to the Time’s Up movement.

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“You f—– up James, you desperate tater tot. A woman’s worth isn’t credit to who says she’s hot. Boy’s club bulls—, I’m done with the crap. You’re welcome for this headline – ‘Helen Mirren Can Rap,’ ” she continued. “Compare me to Meryl, Judy, Maggie, but why? They’re not my competition, they’re my ride or die! See women are a force to be reckoned with. And I reckon I wrecked you. You’ve been to hell and back, b—.”

Watch the hilarious rap battle in the video above.

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