That FLOTUS, she can rap.
First lady Michelle Obama and “Saturday Night Live” actor Jay Pharoah dropped a music video on College Humor Thursday to encourage students to “go to college” and “fill your head with knowledge.”
To introduce her solo, the video cuts to Obama and Pharoah swaggering out of the White House to the words: “FLOTUS on track.” (Incidentally, Pharoah impersonates Barack Obama on “SNL.”
She sings about her Chicago hometown: “Southside Chicago, we all know/we had to do overtime every night to make it tomorrow/and everyone could really make their dream true/hey kids listenin in Michigan/that could be you.”
The song lists a litany of careers open to college students, from being an astronaut to building bridges.
“Go to College” immediately shot up the Billboard top 140 singles chart, landing the No. 2 spot at one point, ahead of Adele’s “Hello.” The video is also nearing 100,000 views on YouTube.
The video is part of Obama’s new “Better Make Room” campaign to provide teens with the resources they need to pursue higher education. It’s part of a broader initiative to encourage students to continue their education after high school.
Obama fans loved it, and #FlotusBars trended on Twitter, with fans suggesting their own lines for Obama.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.