Lizzo teaches James Corden the ‘About Damn Time’ dance on Carpool Karaoke
A few weeks before the release of his fourth studio album, Special, Lizzo jumped into the passenger seat next to James Corden for a game of Carpool Karaoke. The 34-year-old singer appeared on The late showfrom the hit show to sing some of his most famous songs and teach Corden the viral Tik Tok dance for “About Damn Time.”
The duo opened with their uplifting bop “Good As Hell” before moving on to “Juice,” in which they both forgot a few lyrics. “Wow, I don’t know my own music!” Lizzo burst out laughing. Elsewhere, she showed off her impressive flautist skills and spoke of her love for Queen B herself.
“When I was shy or when I didn’t think I was cool and when I was being bullied, I would listen to Beyoncé in my bedroom, and it carried me away. I would feel something, I would feel like my life going to be better. There is hope for me.
She continued to gush: “When I dropped out of college and was really depressed, I listened B’Day repeat. And I would just sing B’Day all the time, and I was like, ‘I’m going to be a singer.’ The way she makes people feel is what I want people to feel with music. She was my North Star.
To explain how much Lizzo loves Beyonce, she revealed that she named her flute Sasha Flute after Bey’s alter ego, Sasha Fierce.
The “Grrrls” singer also sang an unreleased song with Corden, “Special” before stopping to teach him the viral Tik Tok choreography for “About Damn Time.” After they both nailed the moves, Lizzo brought in a few dozen backup dancers — including Jaeden Gomez who created the dance — and they all filmed a video for The Last Late Show’it’s Tik Tok. Watch the full Carpool Karaoke segment with Lizzo below.
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