Nicki Minaj shows off clarinet skills on ‘Carpool Karaoke,’ Whoopi Goldberg lands a new TV role and more

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Nicki Minaj helped bring Carpool Karaoke back with a bang!

On Wednesday night’s returns of the Late Late Show with James Corden segment, the Queen of Rap joined the late-night host for an evening of sing-a-longs, deep conversations and even instrument playing. 

Corden pulled out a clarinet, which Nicki Minaj seemingly knew how to play, after admitting the instrument was part of the early days of her musical career.

At one point, she also opened up about her experience with anxiety, saying, “It’s not natural for a human being to just always feel like everyone’s critiquing them.”

Nicki also rapped a few freestyle bars over some not-so-great beatboxing from Corden. “What was that?” she said, reacting to the Corden’s attempt at contributing to the rap moment.  

The two seemed to have a great time riding around LA together and the epic return was well-received by fans. 

–According to VarietyWhoopi Goldberg is set to star in an upcoming Amazon series Anansi Boys, based on Neil Gaiman‘s fantasy novel. She will play Bird Woman alongside Malachi Kirby and Delroy Lindo.

“I have been a fan of this book for a very long time and when Neil Gaiman told me it was being brought to the screen, I did everything I could to be part of it to help make people aware of Anansi and all his magic,” Goldberg said.

The six-episode series will be produced by Amazon studios.

–Casting for the film Creed III is still underway. Stars Selenis LeyvaThaddeus J. MixsonSpence Moore II and Mila Davis-Kent were just announced as joining the Michael B. Jordan-directed project.

The upcoming film marks Jordan’s directorial debut and is set to premiere in theaters on Nov. 23.

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