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Helen Mirren, James Corden have rap battle on 'Late Late Show'

By Wade Sheridan
Helen Mirren, James Corden have rap battle on 'Late Late Show'
Helen Mirren took on James Corden in a new edition of Drop the Mic on the "Late Late Show." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Helen Mirren took part in a Drop the Mic battle with James Corden Tuesday on The Late Late Show.

The 72-year-old actress took the fight to the late night host by mocking his show, forms of comedy and by bringing up her history as a sex symbol in Hollywood.

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"You stand out, but for games and banter / Other shows do comedy, you just pander / You thought you could beat me / Sorry, game over / I'll cook this beef, his wife and her lover / He's obsessed with my exes / Sorry, James, I'm not single / But you know I taught your little mister to tingle," Mirren rapped.

Corden would make a comeback in the third and final round where he declared himself a victor and proceeded to wear a crown.

"You're called British royalty / But clearly you're not / Even in Hollywood as a queen / Meghan Markle took your spot / You appeared in the last Fast and Furious without warning / You turned the whole franchise into very slow and boring," Corden said. "I'm sorry that I had to be the one to take you down / I just defeated a queen / Someone hand me my crown."

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Mirren, in response, provided a profanity-laden diss towards Corden where she dismissed earlier lyrics about how she compares to Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

"Compare me to Meryl, Judi, 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, [expletive]," Mirren said.

Mirren can next be seen in upcoming horror film Winchester which is set to arrive in theaters on Feb. 2.

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