Michelle Obama Sings Beyonce With James Corden on Carpool Karaoke
First lady Michelle Obama is doing something she said she hasn’t done in nearly eight years.
In the 15-minute clip that aired on July 21, Obama joined James Corden as a passenger in the latest edition of “Carpool Karaoke” and jammed out to music on his eponymous late night talk show.
“That was the only time in seven-and-a-half years that I’ve been in the passenger seat, listening to music, rocking out like this,” the First Lady admitted. She also revealed the last time she listened to music in a car was “months ago” during driving lessons for Harvard University-bound daughter, Malia.
So which artist did the pair listen to as they toured the White House grounds? Obama’s favorite—Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours.”
An excited Obama exclaimed, “I love Stevie Wonder! I think I know every Stevie song on the planet.”
As Corden steered them around the White House grounds, Obama shared what she’ll miss most about her time as First Lady.
“I’ll miss the people…you see every day…they help you, they love you. To walk away from people you see every single day, that’s going to be hard,” she said, noting she is also looking forward to the freedom.
Obama and Corden also sang and danced to Beyonce’s 2008 hit single, “Single Ladies”—hand motions and all.
Beyonce has collaborated with Obama on her mission to combat childhood obesity in an initiative entitled, “Let’s Move.” The 34-year-old singer remixed the lyrics to her song, “Get Me Bodied” and renamed it “Move Your Body” for the Let’s Move! Flash Workout.
“We just dropped the mic into the hive,” Obama said. “We were making honey in the Bey-hive. We were making honey for our Lemonade!”
Obama divulged some inside information on the secrets of a First Lady, including her Secret Service code name, which is Renaissance. The Secret Service came up with the name for her.
It wasn’t all singalong and laughter. Obama discussed her Let Girls Learn initiative, whose mission is to promote education for girls globally.
For the third singalong, Obama enlisted the help of musician Missy Elliott to sing on “This Is For My Girls”—a track that was commissioned by Obama for the initiative.
The trio then performed Missy Elliot’s 2001 hit single, “Get Your Freak On.”
Watch the clip above.