Corden dresses as Abdul's old sparring partner 'MC Skat Kat' for the re-enaction
James Corden and Paula Abdul have teamed up to recreate the pop singer’s classic ‘Opposites Attract’ video.
Released in 1989, the pioneering music video showed Abdul dancing with a feline cartoon character called MC Skat Kat. Abdul choreographed the animated character’s moves to match her own live-action moves so that the pair appear to be dancing in tandem throughout the promo clip. ‘Opposites Attract’ later won the singer a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video.
With Corden dressed as “MC Skat Kat”, he and Abdul re-enacted several familiar scenes from the video on The Late Late Show With James Corden last night (July 21). Watch below.
Meanwhile, A$AP Rocky recently made an appearance on Corden’s talk show and joined the host and Rod Stewart for a karaoke rendition of his latest single ‘Everyday’ – watch it here. Corden told NME at Glastonbury last month (June) that Kanye West is on his wish list of future guests for The Late Late Show, saying: “Are you kidding? Of course! I’d love to have him on, I think he’s amazing, he’s incredible.”
Since he started hosting The Late Late Show With James Corden on CBS in March, Corden has played host to performances from artists including Noel Gallagher, Brandon Flowers and Manic Street Preachers, and interviewed stars including One Direction, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Hanks.