We’ll never be able to drink lemonade again after watching James Corden’s Beyoncé parody but it was SO worth it

The world has gone crazy for Beyoncé‘s lemonade and now James Corden has put his unique interpretation of the hour-long film on YouTube for the world to see. And he doesn’t half put his own oh-so-particular stamp on it. How, you ask? By stripping down to his skivvies and squeezing the lemons himself.


Sales of 7UP just dropped by 400%. Everyone’s buying Lemonjames.

It all starts with this ratchet (yet surprisingly realistic-looking) weave strapped to James’ head. It’s a look that works for some.

Then it all gets a bit sexy, doesn’t it.

Things are heating up in here

And then it gets relentlessly raunchy. Anyone feeling Selena Gomez ‘Revival’ vibes? Obviously her body isn’t as sexy as James’ but she does her best.

Then James proceeds to literally make lemonade with “8 juicy ass lemons”.

Don’t forget the sugar, dear.

Then some gratuitous sassy moments. Anyone else think he looks a bit like Jesus at the end of this GIF?

Then he proceeds to destroy stuff. As you do…

It’s all very highly artistic and doubtless some meanings will only reveal themselves over time. Such is the nature of art. But we think James got the ‘Lemonade’ visual down pretty well. We even mistook it for Beyonce’s visual album at some points. Check out the full thing here.

Does this video make you want a long, cool glass of Lemonjames? If so, tweet us @maximumpop. We are now the official distributors.

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".

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