Santa Claus is comin’ to town, and he has a brand new theme song thanks to Megan Thee Stallion and James Corden. The unlikely duo came together on a recent episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden and put a naughty holiday twist on the 25-year-old rapper’s hit “Savage.” In the video, which you can see above, James donned a red Santa suit along with a pair of sunglasses. “Made a list, checked it twice,” James as naughty Santa said at the start of the video, after Megan announced to the audience that “Santa’s back!”
What followed the introduction of the staged, pre-recorded performance was Megan rapping about a Santa who is “drunk on eggnog,” and is totally “naughty, got a thick body.” Megan looked incredible, sporting a red velvet number with high-waisted pants and a matching crop top with furry embellishments around the neckline. She also worked her own puffy red coat and looked absolutely flawless and festive.Even James showed off his rapping skills! The Late Late Show host chimed in to announce, “I’m a Santa, jolly, happy, merry,” all set to the tune of Megan’s Grammy-nominated hit. James’ talk show set was completely transformed into the North Pole for the performance, featuring decked-out Christmas trees and even a living room scene for James to munch on milk and cookies — Santa’s preferred “pairing,” of course.
At one point, Megan really got into the holiday spirit by breaking out her own ugly sweater. She also had her own ride, but it wasn’t Santa’s sleigh. Megan sat atop a fake horse, which featured red garland reins and a large bell. Of course, the naughty version of Megan’s “Savage” had its fair share of innuendo and creative lyric liberties, which you should definitely check out with the official video above!Within the last few months, Megan has seriously been riding the wave of success from her hit track, featuring Beyoncé. At the end of November, Meg received four Grammy nominations for her incredible work, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year for “Savage” Remix, and Best Rap Performance. We can only imagine that a Grammy might just be on Megan’s Christmas wish list! With this new take on her hit tune, she’s definitely at the top of the nice list.