Riz Ahmed: Golden Globe-nominated Night Of star, Girls baby daddy, Star Wars recruit… and rap battle champion?
The breakout actor tried to make that last part a reality on Monday’s Late Late Show, in which he went head-to-head with host James Corden in a new edition of Drop the Mic.
In addition to acting, Ahmed raps professionally on the side — but, as evidenced in the video above, this battle is far from a cakewalk for him. (One of Corden’s first disses on Ahmed: “You might recognize him from some TV shows… or not at all, if you don’t pay for HBO.”)
Corden also takes shots at Ahmed’s role in Rogue One, his questionable Late Late Show wardrobe and the actor’s recent appearance at Coachella. Ahmed, for his part, insults Corden on everything from his CBS time slot to his weight. (“You look like Matt Damon if he only ate butter!”)
Press PLAY above to see who emerged victorious from this Drop the Mic, then hit the comments with your thoughts!