The video of Michelle Obama with The Late Late Show host James Corden during their carpool karaoke has gone viral. The video uploaded yesterday on the official YouTube channel of the show has already garnered over 2.5 million hits. The first lady of the US delighted her fans with a 14 minute performance.
James Corden made an exception to drive to the White House to pick up Michele as opposed to picking up celebrities on his way to work. Being US president Barack Obama’s wife sure has its perks as she gets special treatment everywhere, even on the “carpool karaoke”.
James Corden jokingly asks whether she would miss ordering a grilled cheese sandwich and a milkshake at three in the morning at White House as her husband’s term is soon coming to an end, to which she replies she is capable of making her own sandwich.
She had announced on social media of her appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden and since then people had been eagerly waiting to watch her episode. Social media was flooded with praise for her performance.
Towards the end of the video, rapper Missy Elliot joined the two appearing out of nowhere. She made a surprise entry into the SUV just in time to rap her verse in the song: “Even when the times get rough we get up/ Treat your life like a stage, you go ‘head and tear it up”. “This Is For My Girls,” is a track that serves as the anthem for the First Lady’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative.
Missy Elliot later tweeted :
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) July 21, 2016
Later in the video Missy breaks into “Get Your Freak On,” joined in by James and Michelle. Michelle started of by singing to Stevie Wonders’ “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, one of her personal favorites, and then Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”. Michelle can be heard telling James she’s only been able to “rock out” from the passenger’s seat of a car one time in 7 1/2 years — when her daughter Malia learned how to drive.
In between all the fun, Michelle can be seen discussing some serious stuff with James like the reason why she joined Snapchat, life after the White House and Obama’s girls’ education initiative Let Girls Learn, which seeks to provide education for the 62 million girls worldwide who aren’t in school. She revealed how it will be hard to walk away “from people you see every day,” as Obama’s presidential term is about to end.
The first lady’s warm and witty performance also drew comments that whether Melania Trump would be rehashing Michelle’s karaoke episode, if she is invited.