Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx Kick it A Cappella, Talk Fashion Fails & Kanye on 'Late Late Show'

Jamie Foxx and Ansel Elgort perform in a Riff Off with James Corden during The Late Late Show with James Corden.
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Jamie Foxx and Ansel Elgort perform in a Riff Off with James Corden during The Late Late Show with James Corden.

James Corden can typically hold his own during "Carpool Karaoke" segments where he joins huge stars one-on-one to perform their biggest hits. But on Thursday night (June 15) the Late Late Show host bit off more than he could chew when he took on not one, but two triple-threat singers in an epic riff-off.

The bit began when guest Jamie Foxx insisted Corden do a musical number at the top of the show, bringing out a cappella group The Filharmonic for a vocal battle for the ages. The category? Favorite male singers.

Corden came out strong with a mean "24K Magic," that seemingly had Foxx on his heels, only to hit back with a soulful stroll through Stevie Wonder's "For Once in My Life." Foxx, always on message, then suggested they try some songs from his upcoming film Baby Driver, which segued into another amazing Foxx vocal impression, this time of James Brown's "I Got the Feelin'," as Corden swiped back with Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl."

And then things got serious when Foxx's co-star -- and current Billboard cover star -- Ansel Elgort came out and just killed Lionel Richie's "Easy." The segment ended with all three throwing down together. Check it out, plus some amazing stories from Foxx and Elgort about Kanye West, the first time they saw a naked woman and their biggest fashion fails below:

The pair copped to some of their all-time biggest fashion fails, including Elgort wearing the same bad outfit for a year in sixth grade that included what Foxx deemed "drug dealer pants." Watch Elgort try to explain his truly terrible American Music Awards get-up from back in the day.

Both men also discussed the first time they saw naked women, with Elgort describing how it was to his "benefit" that his dad, provocative fashion photographer Arthur Elgort, used to hang his work all over the house in the days before the internet. 

And finally, in preparation for an upcoming string of pop-up stand-up gigs, Foxx described the first time he met a then not-as-famous Kanye and how that chance bump-in turned into the hit "Slow Jamz." But only after 'Ye explained to Foxx how things are done. Watch:

 

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