Michelle Obama on Carpool Karaoke: Watch the First Lady and Missy Elliott join James Corden for a sing-along

Elliott jumped into the backseat as a surprise for 'This Is For My Girls' and 'Get Ur Freak On' 

Jess Denham
Thursday 21 July 2016 08:14 BST
Carpool Karaoke: Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott

Michelle Obama has gone for a spin with James Corden for the latest Carpool Karaoke sketch on his popular Late Late Show.

The First Lady joined the comedian for some serious grooving to everything from “Signed Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder to that famous dance routine to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce (full marks for really going for it despite being confined to the passenger seat, seat-belted up).

The video begins with Corden getting into a spot of bother with security at the White House while waiting for a tour. Enter Obama to save the day. “I hear you’re here for a 1.45 tour and I had a little time on my hands so you want to go for a spin?” she asks him, before revealing that she “rarely” gets to listen to music in the car.

“Do you mind if we listen to music?” she says. “I’ve been in a car maybe months ago with my daughter who learned to drive. That was the only time in seven and a half years that I’ve been in the passenger seat, listening to music and rocking out like this.”

Soon enough they were giving the Beyhive so much love they put “honey in the Lemonade”, before the diva factor was ranked up a gear by the surprise appearance of none other than Missy Elliott. The hip-hop star jumped into the backseat for a rendition of girl power anthem “This Is For My Girls” to help Obama promote her Let Girls Learn initiative that fights to give women full access to education around the world. It was, in short, epic, so watch it in full for yourself below (around the 10-minute mark).

Naturally, YouTube viewers have been quick to make jokes over Melania Trump plagiarising Obama’s speech, with one user writing in the comments beneath the video: “Is Melania Trump the next Carpool Karaoke guest? If so, is she going to say everything Michelle said in this video too?”

The First Lady follows in the footsteps of Adele, Chris Martin, Jennifer Lopez, One Direction and Justin Bieber, all of whom have taken part in Carpool Karaoke.

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