Late Night Hosts Mock Beyonce's 'Lemonade'
Trevor Noah, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert all took on the popular visual album.
Monday's late night programs were full of jokes about Beyonce's Lemonade visual album that dropped over the weekend.
Each host tackled the album in a different way, parodying it, using Donald Trump to parody it or getting some assistance from emojis to help explain the ensuing gossip and confusion after the album's release.
Stephen Colbert's take on Lemonade didn't need any words. He donned an all-yellow outfit and armed himself with a bat named "Mayonnaise," a nod to Beyonce's "Hot Sauce" bat. Colbert pranced around in slow motion, smashing everything in his way like Beyonce's now-iconic scene from the visual album.
James Corden's parody was by far the most detailed. He made his own visual album, called "Lemonjames." His spoken-word entry talked about all of the monologues he writes, how he's tired of joking about Donald Trump and his baby hands and provided his very special recipe for lemonade. Corden did this all while copying Beyonce's outfits and wearing a curly blond wig.
Trevor Noah took a different approach. He spoke about the intense reaction people had to Beyonce's album, saying that every time she "drops" something everyone has to analyze it. He also pointed out the sexism in Beyonce's fans going after any alleged mistresses she may or may not have been alluding to with her songs. He asked why society always punishes the woman in the affair more than the man. "People are going after this mystery woman like she tricked Jay Z into her vagina," said Noah.
Then he used Donald Trump to spoof the album, creating "Orangeade." He superimposed Trump's face onto Beyonce's in clips from Lemonade, with Trump voiceovers playing over her music. The spoof is at the 3:28 mark in the second video below.
Jimmy Kimmel tackled all of the gossip and backlash after Beyonce released her HBO special and subsequent album. He explained why Beyonce's fans harassed Rachel Roy and Rachael Ray, as they sought out the "Becky with the good hair" woman the singer mentioned in one of her songs. Kimmel did this all with the help of emojis.