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Drop the Mic: Rebel Wilson, James Corden, David Schwimmer throw insults in rap battle

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“Carpool Karaoke” has become James Corden’s signature bit during his time hosting The Late Late Show, but it looks like he may have another potential franchise on his hands. For the second time this week, following a viral appearance by Anne Hathaway, Corden got into a fierce rap battle with his guests. Thursday’s edition of “Drop the Mic” featured David Schwimmer, and Corden hammered him early: “Millennials, let me introduce you to this guy: His name is David, he was famous in ’95. He was on TV then, now it’s 2016 and he has no Friends.”

Schwimmer responded in kind, matching Corden’s Friends digs with British insults: “Dickens, the author we all read as kids, he’s British like you, but people know he is.”

Before the Schwimmer/Corden battle could even be decided, however, Rebel Wilson thrust herself onto the scene. She hit both opponents where it hurt, knocking Schwimmer for his age (“I think you’re great, I’m your biggest fan — when I was 8”) and Corden for his singing voice (“Carpool Karaoke, you think it’s your big thing, but everyone’s thinking ‘shut up and let Adele sing'”). She then finished with her own calling card: “Don’t battle me cause you know it’s not worth it, everyone knows my raps are Pitch Perfect.”

Then again, maybe all these rap battles are just Corden’s way of practicing to host the Hamilton Tonys this year.

Watch the full clip below.