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Michelle Obama joins James Cordon for Carpool Karaoke

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Media captionMrs Obama says she does not get to "rock out" in the car often

The US First Lady joined comedian and television star James Cordon for Wednesday night's episode of Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show.

Riding shotgun, Mrs Obama sang along to hits by Beyonce and Stevie Wonder - although her security limited the drive to the White House compound.

Mrs Obama confessed she had only ridden in the passenger's seat of a car once in the last seven years.

Corden began hosting CBS's The Late, Late Show in March last year.

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Singer, Missy Elliott, joined the ride for the song "This Is For My Girls", which is promoting Mrs Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative that supports girls' education worldwide.

The First Lady also rapped along to Missy Elliott's 2001 hit, Get Ur Freak On.

Other guests on Cordon's Karaoke have included Adele, Sir Rod Stewart, Sir Elton John, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and One Direction.

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