Kanye West helped James Corden remedy an 808 and heartbreak on Monday when he joined the “Late Late Show” host for a special edition of “Carpool Karaoke,” but the two ended up talking frankly about religion, mental illness, marriage and personal finances.

At one point, West even claimed that his tax refund this year reached a whopping $68 million.
Corden used the recurring deceit of his viral segment to enlist the rapper for a ride after his Los Angeles-bound Flight 808 from Ontario, Calif., was supposedly canceled. So they embarked on “Airpool Karaoke,” an actual jet-setting endeavor with West’s now-famous Sunday Service choir.

As it turns out, Corden is very much “a talker” not “a sleeper” when it comes to flying the friendly skies.

Pegged to the debut of West’s “Jesus Is King” album, his much-hyped excursion into gospel music, the rapper attempted to minister to the singalong-loving host. Sure, there was music too, including the choir’s divine re-imaginings of Shanell’s “Ready...,” Ginuwine’s “So Anxious” and West’s hit “Through the Wire,” and a few jokes, but the segment was far more serious than Corden’s other carpools.

West, who began the 19-minute segment pretty disengaged, became an open book at cruising altitude, particularly when it came to his spiritual awakening. He told Corden that when he was hospitalized in 2016, he wrote the phrase “start a church in Calabasas,” his wife Kim Kardashian’s hometown, where they now have a home with their four children.

“It’s something I had a feeling that I needed to do that God put on my heart. And now he just keeps on taking me to new levels, and taking us to other levels, that we didn’t even imagine before,” West said.

Corden also noted that religious themes had been in much of the artist’s earlier music, including the 2004 track “Jesus Walks.”

“God’s always had a plan for me,” West added. “And he’s always wanted to use me. But I think he wanted me to suffer more and wanted people to see my suffering and see my pain and put stigmas on me and have me go through all the human experiences. So now when I talk about how Jesus saved me, more people can relate to that experience.”

He also didn’t shy away from addressing the difficulties of marriage, which he agreed helped stabilize him. He shaded Kardashian’s short-lived marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries and also revealed that he reads the Bible before bed (while Kardashian watches “Dateline”) and that they want seven kids.

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