At this point, nobody should be surprised that the fast-rising movie and TV star Riz Ahmed can rap. Along with his Swet Shop Boys partner Heems, Riz performed at Coachella this past weekend, and now he’s got a week in Los Angeles in between festival weekends. Last night, he showed up on James Corden’s Late Late Show to throw down against Corden in a staged rap battle, with Heems acting as his cornerman. This made for some thoroughly silly spectacle, and I’m almost embarrassed at how much I liked it. Riz started off by calling Corden “Sean Spicer mixed with a singing Uber driver” and ended it thusly: “I saw you at Coachella; you were the big white tent, right?” He also nailed Corden for biting Graham Norton’s whole act. Watch it all happen below.
Swet Shop Boys’ Cashmere is out now on the duo’s own Customs label.