Corden vs. Anne Hathaway Rap Battle — Is This the Next Carpool Karaoke?

Despite what you might think after seeing George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the backseat of James Corden’s SUV, the Late Late Show host can’t just bring anyone along for Carpool Karaoke.

In an obvious attempt to create the next viral sensation, Corden challenged Anne Hathaway to a rap battle as part of a new segment called “Drop the Mic.” The hip-hop duel allowed the host to embrace his musical side without requiring his guest to have the repertoire of hits needed to partake in his orchestrated drive to work.

The segment at times was mean-spirited, which somewhat contradicts the otherwise positive energy Corden has brought to late-night television via his 12:37 am broadcast; after dissing Hathaway for her lackluster stint as Oscars host, the Devil Wears Prada actress took jabs at Corden’s weight and his inability to match Seth Meyers’ ratings.

Watch the rap battle above, then drop a comment: Does “Drop the Mic” have what it takes to become the next Carpool Karaoke?