Rihanna found an unlikely personal assistant in James Corden as part of her Take A Break segment on The Late Late Show.
Building momentum for her appearance on the show, the 33-year-old multi-cut saw the comedy host help her behind the scenes ahead of her Savage X Fenty Vol. 3 fashion shows.
After giving his own assistant Carolyn a break as part of the gag, James’ passage was about as chaotic as one might imagine as he harassed her backstage and gave unnecessary comments.
Take a pay cut! The Late Late Show host played Rihanna’s assistant for the day behind the scenes at her Savage X Fenty Vol. 3 as part of its Take A Break segment
In images obtained from the segment, Rihanna could be seen in a sheer black blouse and embroidered pants with a matching bustier underneath.
The premise of Corden’s Take A Break track involves him trying out various jobs for size after giving an employee a break (hence the name), with the Umbrella singer being his new boss for the day.
“Well, Carolyn has been working with me for a while, so I guess I could give her a little break,” Rihanna said, rolling her eyes.
After barging in as she was getting ready for her last fashion show in Los Angeles, he went so far as to feed her a straw, told employees not to look her in the eye, and even tried some of the her lingerie pieces.
Take a break: After giving his own assistant Carolyn a break as part of the gag, James’ passage was about as chaotic as one might imagine as he harassed her backstage and gave commentary unnecessary
Stay in your lane: As she got ready for her last fashion show in LA, he went so far as to feed her a straw, told employees not to look her in the eye, and even tried some of the her lingerie pieces
The last straw being her campy alteration of the runway models’ rides while replacing the show’s director of movement, Rihanna turned out to have had enough.
“I hate it,” she remarked to Corden after watching her models robotize, channel animals and even slap themselves in the face.
Proving he had to stick to his day job, the nearly 12-minute segment ended with the Barbados-born superstar fired.
“Okay, James, I’ve had enough. You’re fired, ”she told him, before telling Stephen, the show’s creative movement trainer,“ what the hell is that.
Not having it: “I hate it,” she remarked to Corden after seeing her models robotizing, channeling animals and even slapping themselves in the face.
Look behind the scenes: The third installation of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty aired on Amazon Prime on Friday and her appearance on The Late Late Show took place on Thursday, September 23
While the track was a lot of fun, Rihanna’s stress naturally increased before the third install of her Savage X Fenty show, which airs on Amazon Prime, on Friday.
In more raw parts of the segment, she spoke to Corden about her long-standing interest in inclusivity, as evidenced by both the collections including the size and the models that adorn the catwalk.
“It’s all I write about, it’s like my result. My foundation is based on inclusiveness – not just because it’s a thing, it’s a ‘thing’ because people make it a thing, ”she said.
Star-cloted: Her always stacked catwalks included Emily Ratajkowski and Vanessa Hudgens
Unisex: Troye Sivan and other male models were seen modeling pieces from the unisex line at the show
Variety: Appearances included Cindy Crawford and Madonna’s daughter
Inclusiveness: “I don’t care how tall you are, what race you are what religion you are from, I want you to feel like here,” she said of the founding of her brand.
Rihanna went on to say that she designs the experience, citing her childhood and being the daughter of a black woman with curves. “I don’t know anything else,” she said.
“When I do something, I would be a fool to want 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 featured here. ‘
The star-studded show featured Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Cindy Crawford, Troye Sivan and Vanessa Hudgens (among others).
Performances included those of Normani, Ricky Martin and Nas and the event took place at the Hotel & Suites Bonaventure.
Billion dollar businesswoman: This year Rihanna achieved billionaire status in part thanks to the success of her Savage X Fenty line which quickly eclipsed lingerie brands like Victoria’s Secret