Is there anything Riz Ahmed can't do? We're beginning to wonder.
You might recognize the British actor from any number of hit TV shows and movies — including The Night Of, Girls, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But if you're a fan of his work as Riz MC and one-half of the Swet Shop Boys, you also know that he can spit a mean rhyme.
So you have to admire Late Late Show host James Corden for challenging Ahmed to a rap battle on his show Monday night. Corden has taken on quite a few celebrities in the ring, but this might be his toughest match yet.
"You rap in real life, right? You're a real rapper?" Corden asks before they begin.
"Yeah, I do, yeah," Ahmed replies.
"We'll see," Corden says ominously.
The two Brits take turns hurling some clever disses at each other, throwing in a few topical references for good measure — all in good fun, of course. "He sings and dances cute. Isn't that Ellen?" Ahmed wonders about the host. Corden, meanwhile, isn't really feeling Ahmed's role in Star Wars: "He made me miss the days of Jar Jar Binks."
Find out who emerges victorious in the video below:
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