Method Man has an impressive resume as a member of the iconic hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. What you don’t know is before that Staten Island native Clifford Smith, who would eventually become Method Man, worked at the Statue of Liberty for five or six years.
When Method Man joined James Corden on The Late Late Show on Monday night (Oct. 23), the host asked the rapper, “I’ve only ever seen [the Statue of Liberty] from a distance,” Corden said. “Is it worth going up and taking in the view?”
“I’ve actually never went inside the Statue, and I worked there for about five to six years,” Method Man responded. “You only get half an hour break, and if I went up in the Statue, I wouldn’t have any time to make it back down to get to work on time. And I needed time to either sleep — right? On my break — eat on my break or smoke.”
Actress Gabrielle Union, who also appearaed on The Late Late Show Monday, laughed as the rapper told stories about shaking [former Vice President] Dan Quayle’s hand, saving actor Flex Alexander from “getting his ass beat in Battery Park” and accusing Gary Burghoff (who played Radar in the television series M*A*S*H) of being “not that nice.”
Watch Method Man reminisce in the full clip below: