By now, chances are you’re one of the 24 million people who have viewed Adele‘s Carpool Karaoke, a new episode of the celebrity segment on The Late Late Show With James Corden, which has previously featured Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder and more. Not only did the segment prove that Adele is one of the funniest, most down-to-earth superstars around, but it sure as hell shows that she can spit a bar or two.
Among singing her own songs and a brilliant rendition of the Spice Girls’ Wannabe, the Hello singer rapped Nicki Minaj‘s insane verse on Kanye West‘s 2010 track Monster, from one of, if not his best album to date, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
The video has proved so influential that the original track, which also featured Rick Ross, Bon Iver and Jay-Z, has actually shot back up into the iTunes hip-hop top ten, five years after it first came out.
Nicki Minaj herself responded to the rendition:
While the song is climbing the hip-hop charts, it has not yet reached the main chart’s top 100. The top spot is currently owned by Bieber’s Love Yourself, while, awesomely, more than twenty tracks on the top 100 are by the late great Starman, David Bowie.
It’s amazing to consider how influential one fifteen-minute video segment can be on audiences and charts!