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Michelle Obama joins James Corden for special edition of Carpool Karaoke

By
Wade Sheridan
Michelle Obama and James Corden during a special segment of Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show. The duo were later joined by Missy Elliott. Photo courtesy of CBS/Youtube
Michelle Obama and James Corden during a special segment of Carpool Karaoke on "The Late Late Show." The duo were later joined by Missy Elliott. Photo courtesy of CBS/Youtube

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- First Lady Michelle Obama joined James Corden for a special White House edition of Carpool Karaoke Wednesday on The Late Late Show.

"So you wanna go for a spin?" Michelle asked a shocked Corden shortly after he pulled into the White House.

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As they cruised around the White House grounds with the Secret Service following closely behind, the FLOTUS explained to the late night host that it was only the second time since President Barack Obama's 2008 election that she got to ride in the passenger seat of a car.

""I've been in a car — it was months ago — with my daughter who learned to drive," she said. "And 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."

Michelle and Corden then proceeded to jam out to "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder, her favorite artist, before moving onto Beyonce's "Single Ladies."

"We were both fully in the Beyhive," Corden joked referencing the nickname given to the singer's most passionate fans.

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"We just dropped the mic into the hive," Michelle agreed. "We were making honey in the Beyhive. We were making honey to put in our Lemonade."

For their next song, Corden and Michelle were joined by Missy Elliott for 'This is for My Girls," a charity song for the First Lady's Let Girls Learn initiative. The track, produced by MAKERS.com and commissioned by President Obama, relates to the stigma that prevents girls from getting a a proper education.

The trio then wrapped things up with a high-energy rendition of Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On."

The Secret Service tweeted Corden Wednesday night, writing "Thank you @JKCorden and the @latelateshow for bringing @FLOTUS home safe and sound after #CarpoolKaraoke. We were watching @SecretService."

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