First Lady Michelle Obama is the latest star to sit in the passenger seat for James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. Even with the weight of the Oval Office on her shoulders, the FLOTUS was able to let loose.
The pair rocked out to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” (A+ lemonade reference) and Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (Michelle’s favourite) before being joined by Missy Elliott for the female empowerment anthem, “This Is For My Girls.” The song especially resonates with Obama, who has spearheaded the initiative Let Girls Learn, which aims to bring education to the 62 million girls worldwide who are not in school.
Elliott stuck around for a second song, with the trio rapping their way through Missy’s 2001 hit “Get Ur Freak On”, which also provided an unintentional moment of perfect shade.
Michelle Obama has been in the news recently after Melania Trump, the wife of Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, was caught plagiarizing Obama’s 2008 Democratic Convention speech. The Carpool Karaoke segment was filmed before Melania Trump’s speech on Monday night, but that doesn’t make this moment any less perfect.
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Taking a break from singing, Corden and Obama discussed what life would be like after the White House, with the FLOTUS admitting she was looking forward to having more freedom with her family.
Unlike past Carpool Karaoke segments, Corden and Obama did not drive through the streets of LA or London, instead settling for circling the White House driveway. The route was reminiscent of a recent episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, which featured President Obama.
Although Julia Roberts and George Clooney popped up during Gwen Stefani’s Carpool Karaoke segment, Obama is the first non-musician to star in her own episode, because frankly, who wouldn’t want to hang with the FLOTUS?
Corden and his crew received kudos from the Secret Service, who kept a close eye on the trio during their unofficial White House tour.
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