James Corden Raps Insane 'Hamilton' Lyric for Katie Couric, Impresses Show Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda


What’s your name, man?! It turns out, Hamilton, the hit
Broadway musical about one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton,
has a major fan in British late night host James Corden. The Tony-winning Late
Late Show
standout has referenced the box office smash several times in his 10
months on the air. 

In a new interview with Katie Couric for Yahoo, Corden
showed off his rap skills by singing one of the show’s most challenging lyrics,
from the song “Guns and Ships.”

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“Lafayette! I’m takin’ this horse by the reins making Red
Coats redder with blood stains,” Corden raps. “Lafayette! And I’m never gonna
stop until I make ‘em drop and scatter their remains/I’m Lafayette! Watch me engagin’
‘em/Escapin’ ‘em/Enragin’ ‘em/I go to France for more funds/I come back with
more guns.” 

Couric shared the clip on Twitter, tagging Hamilton creator
and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

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I think @JKCorden is ready to join the cast of @HamiltonMusical!

Couric wrote. 

Miranda, who recently won his first GRAMMY Award for the
Hamilton cast album, replied, “Well damn! Nicely done!” 

Earlier this month, Corden challenged his Late Late Show
guest Rosie O’Donnell to rap the entire first verse of the opening number,
“Alexander Hamilton.” 

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The pair did so together, making it through the tricky

“When I saw the show – I’ve only seen it the one time – but
I felt, when they were bowing, I felt, ‘No, no, we should be bowing to them,’”
Corden said of the Broadway cast. 

Following their GRAMMY win and live telecast performance,
the Hamilton cast celebrated with ET. Miranda noted, “Honestly, the real win
tonight is that best cast album was on primetime at the GRAMMY Awards. We are
not often at the cool kids’ table, and it’s really exciting that Broadway music
and theater music is being recognized in the same league as all of these other