Nicki Minaj shows off her incredible Adele impression in James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

Iconic: Nicki Minaj responded to Adele's iconic rendition of her Monster rap as she had her turn on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke on Thursday night's The Late Late Show

Nicki Minaj responded to Adele’s iconic rendition of her Monster rap as she had her turn on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke on Wednesday night’s The Late Late Show.

The US rapper heralded the return of the hugely popular segment – becoming the first guest star in James’ passenger seat in two years, and first on the agenda was Nicki’s incredible impression of Adele.

Breaking out her British accent, Nicki poked fun at Adele’s ‘viral moments’ before responding to the singer’s Carpool Karaoke rendition of her track by belting out Someone Like You.

Iconic: Nicki Minaj responded to Adele’s iconic rendition of her Monster rap as she had her turn on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke on Thursday night’s The Late Late Show

As Nicki slipped into her British accent, James asked her ‘where that comes from?’ pointing out ‘you know you just sound like Adele?’

Poking fun at Adele’s February appearance at an NBA All-Star game, Nicki said in her British accent: ‘I know! I go viral for basically anything. I sit down at the basketball game and I do one of these. I don’t look at the camera. People pay for these sort of viral moments, you know what I mean?!’

The hitmaker then shared her thoughts on Adele’s Carpool Karaoke appearance in 2016 which saw her perform a perfect rendition of Nicki’s hit Monster.

Nicki told James that it made her ‘so happy’ to hear a different style of music from the songstress, gushing: ‘She embodied Nicki Minaj. She’s singing these sad songs so you don’t expect it from her from her.’

It's back!  The US rapper heralded the return of the hugely popular segment - the first star guest in James' passenger seat in two years and first on the agenda was Nicki's incredible impression of Adele

It’s back! The US rapper heralded the return of the hugely popular segment – the first star guest in James’ passenger seat in two years and first on the agenda was Nicki’s incredible impression of Adele

Brit wannabe: Breaking out her British accent, Nicki poked fun at Adele's 'viral moments' before responding to the singer's Carpool Karaoke rendition of her track by belting out Someone Like You

Brit wannabe: Breaking out her British accent, Nicki poked fun at Adele’s ‘viral moments’ before responding to the singer’s Carpool Karaoke rendition of her track by belting out Someone Like You

Remember this?  The hitmaker shared her thoughts on Adele's 2016 Carpool Karaoke appearance which saw her perform a rendition of Nicki's track Monster, with the rapper gushing that it made her 'so happy' to hear

Remember this? The hitmaker shared her thoughts on Adele’s 2016 Carpool Karaoke appearance which saw her perform a rendition of Nicki’s track Monster, with the rapper gushing that it made her ‘so happy’ to hear

Nicki went on to perform an acapella version of Adele’s 2011 hit Someone Like You, belting out the high notes before later performing renditions of her own songs, including Blick Blick, Super Bass, Anaconda, Do We Have A Problem and Starships.

Later, Nicki opened up about her battle with anxiety, explaining that she is constantly chewing on ice because ‘it’s like an anxiety ball, a stress ball. Every time I’m biting the ice it’s taking out the anxiety.’

‘I think when I was younger, probably my more natural state was to be more confident,’ she explained. ‘But I think when you are a woman and you’re in the public eye all the time, if you’re not careful, you can become less confident because you’re being constantly scrutinized’.

‘It’s not natural for a human being to just always feel like everyone’s criticizing them.’

All the hits: Nicki went on to perform an acapella version of Adele's Someone Like You, belting out the high notes before later performing renditions of her own songs, including Blick Blick, Super Bass, Anaconda, Do We Have A Problem and Starships

All the hits: Nicki went on to perform an acapella version of Adele’s Someone Like You, belting out the high notes before later performing renditions of her own songs, including Blick Blick, Super Bass, Anaconda, Do We Have A Problem and Starships

She explained that she had ‘an amazing sense of freedom’ when she first started out in the industry because ‘nobody gave af**k about what I was doing, I could get away with doing anything.’

‘It goes from that to the complete, complete opposite where if I blink my eye wrong, they’ll have a story made up about why I blinked my eye that way,’ she said.

James asked her how she protects herself from that, and she revealed: ‘Whenever I am off of social media and I take that sh*t off my phone, I have this enormous sense of peace. And then you realize what really matters.’

Real talk: Later, Nicki opened up about her battle with anxiety, explaining:' 'I think when I was younger, probably my more natural state was to be more confident'

Real talk: Later, Nicki opened up about her battle with anxiety, explaining:’ ‘I think when I was younger, probably my more natural state was to be more confident’

Back in the day: She explained that she had 'an amazing sense of freedom' when she first started out in the industry because 'nobody gave af**k about what I was doing, I could get away with doing anything'

Critique: 'It goes from that to the complete, complete opposite where if I blink my eye wrong, they'll have a story made up about why I blinked my eye that way,' she said

Back in the day: She explained that she had ‘an amazing sense of freedom’ when she first started out in the industry because ‘nobody gave af**k about what I was doing, I could get away with doing anything’

‘You’re like, “Who cares?” ‘Minaj said, later adding that having her son her played a’ huge part ‘in her sense of peace. ‘When I look at my son, I’m like just magically in love. He just makes me laugh, makes me smile, makes me happy. Like, he’s just so cute and cuddly.’

The star, who has rarely spoken about her son in since she gave birth in 2020, also admitted she raps and sings and ‘makes up melodies for him all day.’

James also get a lesson in Minaj terminology as she attempted to explain that ‘ops’ means ‘opposition’. She said: ‘If y’all got beef with James, I’m gonna let y’all know right now we popping up! We poppin’ ops! James if you’re gonna hang out with me, you gotta at least know the lingo! Oops means opposition! We gonna make it blick, blick!’

She also labeled James’ attempt at beatboxing not a complete fail, quipping: ‘On the white scale, that wasn’t that white,’ before showing off her clarinet skills.

Her own world: James asked her how she protects herself from that, and she revealed: 'Whenever I am off of social media and I take that sh*t off my phone, I have this enormous sense of peace.  And then you realize what really matters'

Her own world: James asked her how she protects herself from that, and she revealed: ‘Whenever I am off of social media and I take that sh*t off my phone, I have this enormous sense of peace. And then you realize what really matters’

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