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Late night host James Corden reveals that rapper Kanye West apologized with an elaborate floral display

By Jordan Runtagh
Updated August 02, 2016 03:30 PM
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James Corden recently kicked his beloved Carpool Karaoke segment to another level by booking First Lady Michelle Obama and special guest Missy Elliott. But there’s one superstar that he’s been unable to pin down – Kanye West.

“Kanye has been booked to do Carpool Karaoke now twice and both times something came up,” the Late Late Show host, 37, revealed in an interview with the British GQ. “He’ll do it eventually. He wants to do it.”

How bad does Yeezy want to do it, you ask? So bad that he sent an elaborate floral display as an apology! “[When he canceled he sent] about three dozen white roses, of course. Arranged in the shape of a cube. What could be more Kanye than that?” Perhaps a floral effigy of wife Kim Kardashian West wearing Balmain, but a cube is pretty darn Kanye-like, too.

When asked his dream Carpool Karaoke get, Corden didn’t hesitate. “Beyoncé. It would break the internet.” It may sound like a dream, but this one might come true. “We’re working on it,” he insists.

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Why was West too busy to swing by Corden? Perhaps he’s preoccupied getting his 2020 presidential campaign together. BBC Radio 1 broadcast an interview on Monday in which the rapper, 39, spoke out on his aspirations to hold public office.

“When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views,” he said. “I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I’m alive I’m going to try to do it.”

He also touched on the troubling rise of gun violence in the United States. “We are numb, we’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year, we’re numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July.”