How Kanye West cost James Corden $45,000

James Corden has explained how Kanye West once cost his show US$45,000, during a game of 'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts' with Kardashian clan matriarch Kris Jenner.

The game requires players to answer curly personal questions or be forced to eat disgusting food like cow's tongues and 1000-year-old eggs.

Jenner had the first question, asking Corden why he'd never done a 'Carpool Karaoke' segment with her son-in-law Kanye west.

"I can answer this easily," Corden replied.  "We've tried! He's cancelled twice, maybe even three times."

The Late Late Show host added that on one occasion, West cancelled moments before Corden came to pick him up.

"I was in a car and by the time the call finished, I sat outside his house and they were like, 'He's not in the zone for it right now.'"

Corden revealed Kanye did send some gifts to apologise for backing out at the last minute, including "a cube of flowers" and a pair of his Yeezy shoes.

"People were, like, 'Whoa, they're so expensive,'" said Corden.

"And I was, like, 'Yeah, they cost my show $45,000.'"

Kanye has yet to respond to Corden's claims.

The 'Fade' rapper is set to appear on another late night talk show this week - Jimmy Kimmel Live.

West and Kimmel were embroiled in a nasty Twitter feud five years ago in which West called the TV host a "manipulative media mother**cker".