How James Corden got Hillary Clinton to do that Grammys ‘Fire and Fury’ bit (Video)

Hillary Clinton stole the Grammys with her surprise “Fire and Fury” moment — but it almost didn’t even happen.

“We had the idea to do that about 11 days ago,” awards show host James Corden said Monday on his regular “Late Late Show” gig. “But we could only do it if Hillary Clinton is the last person to read. Without that, we don’t know what to do.”

“So we emailed her people and we had not heard anything, but we had to get on and shoot it,” he continued. “So we basically — we just lied to everyone.”

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“We told Cher, ‘Oh, Hillary’s doing it,'” Corden said. “DJ Khaled, Snoop, Cardi B, John Legend — they all said ‘Yes’ because they thought that Hillary was doing it. And we had no idea whether Hillary would do it or not. We’d show all the parts without her even being there.”

“Thankfully, she said ‘Yes,’ because that is not a call I want to make to Cher,” he concluded.

Watch Corden’s story-sharing video below:



 

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