James Corden, Reggie Watts break down in tears on-air while discussing racism in America

James Corden and Reggie Watts, the bandleader on the comedian's late-night show, are opening up about race.

6/3/2020 9:30:00 AM

James Corden and Reggie Watts, the bandleader on the comedian's late-night show, are opening up about race.

During 'The Late Late Show With James Corden,' the host and Reggie Watts had an emotional discussion about racism and the death of George Floyd.

has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death."I've been struggling all weekend wondering what to say to you tonight, because who needs my opinion?" Corden, 41, said in."Like, why is my voice relevant? There is not one person in the world who woke up this morning and thought, 'I need to know what James Corden thinks about all of this.'"

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Corden then said he realized his reluctance to talk about race issues is"part of the problem.""People like me have to speak up," he continued."And to be clear, I'm not talking about late-night hosts, or people who are fortunate enough to have a platform. I'm talking about white people."

Corden then spoke with Watts, who opened up about his childhood. Watts appeared on the show via video chat.Watts recalled how, when he was growing up, his parents did their best to stand up to racism in their neighborhood."My mom was a fierce fighter and would get out of the house and get in people's faces about people calling me the N-word," the 48-year-old musician said.

Watts also described struggles his family has had to face, such as how, after serving in the Vietnam War, his father was unable to find work because he was black. As a result, he had to re-enlist and go back to Vietnam. Watts also said his parents' marriage wasn't recognized because of laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

Watts also mentioned that his cousin, Alice Walker, used her experiences as inspiration for her novel"The Color Purple," which won a Pulitzer Prize."I have this history in the black community in the Midwest that I don't access a lot, because there's a lot of pain and emotion there," he added, before breaking down in tears.

agree on George Floyd death, clash on white privilege"I'm so sorry that you're feeling this, and I would give anything to be in a room with you and put my arm around you," said Corden, who was also tearing up."I would give anything to put my arm around you."

Watts said he wants to use his platform for good."I grew up all my life really fighting to be a human being," he said. "I'm trying my best to process and be responsible with the platform I have." Read more: USA TODAY »

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Oh God helps us Хорошо why his british and a nobody... in the worst movie in the last century Cats...tell me what the hell is he going to say? seriously! If I were black, and I'm not I would be so offended by this liberal elitist mainstream media pandering...they're playing you my friends and poorly BlackLivesmatter hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahabababababahHhabahahaha glad it’s now your punchline JamesCorden and ReggieWatts Disgrace Why is it a punchline now? NotFunny BlackLivesMatter for your ratings ! March uptheirHill !

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James Corden Breaks Down as Reggie Watts Tearfully Discusses Racism: 'It's So Hard''I would give anything to be in a room with you and put an arm around you,' James Corden told The Late Late Show's Reggie Watts Yeah this isnt about racism anymore. This is straight up criminals using race as an excuse to terrorize people and destroy the country. 👏👏👏👏 The cringe is overwhelming here, but also the lack of talent. It's D- talent on every station during this time of night. Embarrassing stuff, fatty. Have a great show tonight. latelateshow

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Reggie Watts and James Corden share an emotional conversation about racism'I'm trying my best just to process and be responsible with the platform I have.'

Reggie Watts Breaks Down In Heartbreaking Chat With James Corden About Racism“It’s hard. There’s so much happening,' said 'The Late Late Show' bandleader. I'd cry just from talking to James Corden as well. Still demanding your statement for Svitlana Flom, white silence ends here! ❤️❤️❤️

‘Late Late Show’s James Corden Offers Uplifting Message; Bandleader Reggie Watts Breaks Down While Sharing Story Of Facing RacismJames Corden used a large portion of his homebound Late Late Show tonight to offer a message of hope amid the civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis po… JKCorden OFFER SOME $$$!!! Oh ffs James Corden is a megalomaniac, but Reggie Watts is cool.

James Corden in tears during emotive speech about George Floyd's deathThe Late Late Show television presenter opened the show with an emotional speech and said that people need to speak up DailyMirror Mug DailyMirror No tears for the black death rate weekly in urban America. Tubby can keep his tears. Grotesque.