James Corden Takes First Lady Michelle Obama On a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Drive


I pledge allegiance to the lyrics…

Host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, had an explosive little treat the other day when he was supposed to be taking a tour of the Presidential abode. But in this round, he of course was not just strolling through the city of D.C. to go sight seeing. He was conducting another episode to his beloved series “Carpool Karaoke,” and this time, he was getting the VIP treatment, when First Lady Michelle Obama steps into the passenger’s seat to give him the exclusive White House tour, as well as, sing to a few of the best throwbacks known to music history.

In the video, this is how it went down. First stopped by the White House security, Corden gets called out for being sweaty on his brow, and then is forced to leave the big black gates to wait for The First Lady on the side. The Englishman then attempts to calm himself down from the frightening moment with the authorities and scolds himself saying “I should not do touristy things.” In comes Michelle Obama who exclaims that she wants to “take a spin,” and the two are off to present us some epic sing-along skills.

First song up was by Stevie Wonders, Obama’s claimed favorite singer. Together the duo harmonize to the chorus, “signed, sealed and delivered / I’m yours..” The U.S. icon gets down and sassy with it, singing at the top of her lungs and swiveling around in her chair. The president’s wife noted that it’s been apparently seven and a half years since she had been in the passenger’s, rocking out to some good vibrations, and she is lovin’ it now.


Of course, there are always segments of the series when Corden asks the celebrity a few interview questions. In this case he asked, “So, what are you going to miss [about the White House], and what are you going to accidentally slip in your bag?” Greeeeaaaattt questions, Corden. Haha. Obama laughs and answers that she is going to miss the people in the White House; and no, there will be no stealing of items in the White House.

The next song they jammed to was “Single Ladies” by Beyoncé, and with Michelle’s fabulous nails, she kills the song, not missing a word! Corden and Obama wave their hands hands back and forth and sing in a call-and-echo format to each other throughout the song.

They then discuss code names, Michelle’s being “Renaissance” and now Corden’s being “Tiramisu.” LOL. But the best part of the whole excursion had to be when Missy Elliot appears out of nowhere from the backseat and takes her verses on ferociously from her hit singles “This Is For My Girls” and “Get Ur Freak On!” (Even though she’s on tour! What an appearance!)

You can watch this hilarious and amusing time now above. And don’t forget! The First Lady did say she is on Snapchat! 😉



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