Justin Bieber tells James Corden he can beat Tom Cruise in a fight: 'I have mind control and insane agility'
Bieber featured in the 'Carpool Karaoke' segment and refused to do Corden's choreography
When Justin Bieber appeared on the popular 'Carpool Karaoke' segment from the recent 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' that aired on February 19, we weren't surprised when straight off the bat (within one second, to be exact), the singer dismissed host James Corden's choreography suggestions for the song 'I Don't Care', Bieber's smash hit 2019 collaboration with Ed Sheeran. We're guessing the song's title wasn't just randomly picked out of a hat!
A fierce competitor by nature, Bieber is no stranger to picking fights, accepting challenges and throwing down the gauntlet to people. And that theme continued throughout the karaoke portion of the show. When Corden went on to suggest new dance moves for Justin's latest No.1 song 'Yummy', which was the lead single off his new album 'Changes', Bieber took about three seconds this time to look, critique and then outright reject the host once again. He even contended that Corden's presentation skills were "trash" about a minute later. Looks like not much has changed when it comes to the King Joffrey of Pop!
He has grown up a little bit though - he's now living in wedded bliss, having settled down in 2018 with his wife Hailey Baldwin, and was sporting the "married man mustache" to prove it. But probably the biggest takeaway from all this was the fact that Justin Bieber still thinks he can handle himself in a fight with Tom Cruise. When quizzed about why he challenged Tom Cruise to a UFC fight in June 2019, the singer acknowledged that it had been a silly move, but refused to back down on his proposition.
“I don’t know, I was just being stupid, to be honest,” Bieber explained. “But people were like, ‘I want to see this happen,’ and I was like, ‘You know what? That could actually be funny.’”
Corden replied, “I don’t think it would be much fun for you,” and said he would probably “back Tom every day of the week” if it came down to a fight between the action movie star and the pop star.
A stony-faced Bieber then countered, “I’m trying not to let my ego get in the way, but there’s absolutely no way.” Trying to rationalize his position, Justin continued, “He’s not the guy you see in movies. That’s a character." He argued that "Phenomenal shape doesn’t mean you’re a good fighter.” And get ready for this - according to the Beebs himself, he confessed that he was rather “dangerous.” The singer went on to say that his “agility is insane,” that he possessed "mind control" and that he was “the Conor McGregor of entertainment.” He also then proceeded to arm wrestle James Corden since he was clearly itching for a showdown. Wow, okay then! So, delusional or not, Justin evidently backs himself rather strongly when it comes to a fight. But we can't be the only people who really want the singer to put his money where his mouth is, right? Somebody call Dana White and make this happen, please!
Check out the full Carpool Karaoke segment here! It also includes a beatbox version of Phoebe Buffay's 'Smelly Cat' from the TV show 'Friends' at the 11-minute mark!