Rihanna found an unlikely personal assistant in James Corden as part of his Take A Break segment on The late late show.
The 33-year-old multi-hyphenate built momentum for her appearance on the program and allowed the comedic host to help her backstage for her Savage X Fenty Vol. 3 fashion show.
After giving her own assistant Carolyn a break as part of the joke, James’ stint was about as chaotic as you’d imagine when he harassed her backstage and gave unnecessary input.
A pay cut! The Late Late Show host played Rihanna’s assistant for the day backstage on her Savage X Fenty Vol. 3 show as part of its Take A Break segment
Images from the segment showed Rihanna in a sheer black blouse and embroidered pants with a matching bustier underneath.
The premise of Corden’s Take A Break bit involves him trying various custom jobs after giving an employee a break (hence the name), with the Umbrella singer being his newest boss for the day.
“Well, Carolyn’s been working with me for a while, so I think I can let her take a little break,” Rihanna said, rolling her eyes.
After storming in while she was preparing for her latest fashion show in Los Angeles, he went so far as to feed her through a straw, tell employees not to look her in the eye, and even try on some of her lingerie.
Take a break: After giving her own assistant Carolyn a break as part of the joke, James’ stint was about as chaotic as you’d imagine when he harassed her backstage and gave unnecessary input
Stay in your lane: He stormed in while she was preparing for her latest LA fashion show, went so far as to feed her through a straw, tell employees not to look her in the eye and even some of her lingerie tried
The final straw was his campy change to the runway models’ walks while filling in for the show’s motion director, Rihanna turned out to have had enough.
“I hate it,” she told Corden after witnessing her models do the robot, channel animals, and even punch themselves in the face.
Proving he had to stick to his day job, the nearly 12-minute segment ended with the Barbadian-born superstar firing him.
“Okay, James, I’ve had enough. You’re fired,” she told him, before uttering to Stephen, the show’s creative movement coach, “what the hell is this.”
Not having: ‘I hate it,’ she told Corden after witnessing her models do the robot, channel animals, and even punch themselves in the face
Behind the scenes look: The third installment of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show streamed on Amazon Prime Friday and her The Late Late Show appearance was on Thursday, September 23
While it was all a lot of fun, Rihanna’s stress naturally increased for the third installment of her Savage X Fenty show, which streamed Friday on Amazon Prime.
In more raucous parts of the segment, she told Corden about her longstanding focus on inclusivity, as reflected in both the tailored collections and the models that grace the catwalk.
“That’s all I write about, that’s my bottom line. My foundation is based on inclusiveness — not just because it’s a thing, that’s a “thing” because people make it a thing,” she said.
Star-studded: Her always-stacked runway shows included Emily Ratajkowski and Vanessa Hudgens
Unisex: Troye Sivan and other male models were seen modeling pieces from the unisex line
Variety: Appearances included Cindy Crawford and Madonna’s daughter
Inclusiveness: “I don’t care what size you are, what race you are, what religion you come from, I want you to feel like you’re presented here,” she said of her brand’s foundation
Rihanna continued to say she has experience designing, citing her childhood and being the daughter of a curvy black woman. “I don’t know anything else,” she said.
“If I’m making something, I’d be an idiot if I wanted to exclude anyone. I don’t care how tall you are, what race you are, what religion you come from, I want you to feel like you’re being introduced here.’
The star-studded runway show included Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Cindy Crawford, Troye Sivan and Vanessa Hudgens (among others).
Performances included Normani, Ricky Martin and Nas and the event was held at the Bonaventure Hotel & Suites.
Multi-billion dollar businesswoman: Rihanna achieved billionaire status this year, thanks in part to the success of her Savage X Fenty line that quickly eclipsed lingerie brands like Victoria’s Secret