The 27-year-old singer was ordered by her doctor to cancel the highly anticipated performance as she was too sick to sing.
“A couple of weeks ago, I got asked if I would introduce Rihanna on the show,” James said. “I get this phone call saying Rihanna has this big thing planned for her song ‘Kiss It Better’ and she’s doing like a whole ’80s talk show thing and it’s going to be really cool. What she wants you to do is be like an ’80s talk show host and I’d have funny glasses and I’d introduce Rihanna, she’d come out and do a song and then at the end she’d come and sit with me, like it was it’s own talk show which they called As It Lays.”
James then revealed how he rehearsed with Rihanna and she was under the weather, but still planned to go forward with the performance. It wasn’t until he was done with the red carpet that he found out the performance had been canceled. Watch his explanation below!
James Corden’s Rihanna Grammys Story
James Corden Explains Rihanna's Canceled Grammys 2016 Performance
Source: Just Jared