With their compelling mixture of music, comedy and candid conversation, James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” segments on “The Late Late Show” have become one of the best platforms for artists to show off their human side. Corden's latest guest for the bit was Madonna and although she doesn’t fully lift the veneer of her persona (this is, after all, Madonna), she does let loose in another winning installment of the series.
Trading in Los Angeles for New York City, the segment opens with Corden and Madonna voguing to her iconic 1990 hit, with the 58-year-old singer displaying some impressive flexibility. From there, the duo run through many of her best-known songs, including “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Express Yourself,” “Ray of Light” and “Bitch I’m Madonna,” which prompts a front seat twerk session from the pop star.
Still, the most interesting moment of segment -- outside Madonna’s stunning confession that when she’s not in the spotlight, “I’m Julie Andrews” -- is the revelation that she once made out with Michael Jackson. Pop culture nerds always assumed this happened but hearing her tell the story is akin to finally getting proof of Bigfoot.
Check out Madonna’s full “Carpool Karaoke” segment below and tune into Showtime tomorrow night at 9pm ET/PT for the premiere of “Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour,” a documentary on her massive world tour.