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Watch Michelle Obama rock out with James Corden, Missy Elliot in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Michelle Obama joined James Corden on his “Carpool Karaoke” segment of “The Late Late Show” on July 19.
Michelle Obama joined James Corden on his “Carpool Karaoke” segment of “The Late Late Show” on July 19.

Should we start calling James Corden “tiramisu?” FLOTUS seems to think so.

Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” dropped into the White House grounds for his most recent “Carpool Karaoke,” and Michelle Obama served as his guest of honor. The two sang through Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” before being joined by rapper Missy Elliot for a rousing edition of “This is for My Girls.”

“This is very much a treat,” Obama said, noting that she had rocked out in the passenger seat of a car only a few times during her husband’s presidency. (But it’s not the first time we’ve seen the first lady groove, remember her “Go to College” rap in December?)

Between the songs, Obama talked about what she would miss the most from the White House (the people, not the 3 a.m. room service Corden obsessed over), Secret Service code names (hers is Renaissance; Corden named himself after the coffee-flavored dessert), and her new initiative to bring education to girls around the world.

For “Let Girls Learn,” Obama will visit Liberia, Morroco and Spain, and she’ll document her travels on a new Snapchat account: michelleobama.

“This is for My Girls,” which Elliot raps on, is a global call to action in support of Obama’s initiative.

To wrap up the karaoke session, Obama, Corden and Elliot threw it back to Elliot’s “Get Your Freak On.”

Watch the whole video here:

The internet was, as usual, charmed by the First Lady and her down-to-earth sensibilities.

So, can we expect the first lady to drop some new music when her term is up? Only time will tell.

Kate Miller: 816-234-4077, @_Kate_Miller_

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