Michelle Obama Crushes “Single Ladies” and Stevie Wonder During Carpool Karaoke

The first lady proves once again she’s America’s coolest mom ever.


Michelle Obama’s appearance on The Late Late Show finally aired last night, and the first lady and reigning coolest mom ever did not disappoint. As she explained to James Corden, it was only the second time in seven years she was able to ride up front in the passenger seat. Naturally, Obama took full advantage of the rare opportunity to belt out Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé, complete with the “Single Ladies” dance. Can you even imagine Melania Trump trying to pull this off?

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