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Watch James Corden in Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ as Cranky Gym Member

‘Late Late Show’ host infuriated by dancing, excessive body oil, blatant violation of ‘no sheep’ policy

James Corden found himself unpleasantly trapped in Kanye West’s “Fade” video, starring the taut-bodied Teyana Taylor. But Corden, as a disgruntled gym member, wasn’t amused by her moves on the The Late Late Show Monday.

In the clip, the host attempted to get in his barbell reps and convince Taylor to take her Flashdance-inspired moves elsewhere. “I think there’s actually a dance space next door,” Corden said. “It’d be better than doing it amongst the equipment.” In response, he was splashed with body oil and sweat. 

While Corden continued to grumble (“Is there any other music, I feel like I’ve heard this — I mean is it even a song, can you call it a song?”) the host was inevitably hypnotized by Taylor’s moves — but only momentarily. The video’s final shot, in which Taylor and Iman Shumpert appear amid a flock of sheep, proved to be the last straw: “A lot of us only joined this gym because of its zero sheep policy,” Corden said, pointing to a “No Sheep In Gym” sign. “Cat face is fine, but these have gotta go!”


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