Missy Elliot Reacts After Rapping ‘Get Ur Freak On’ With Michelle Obama
After spending time with Michelle Obama for the Carpool Karaoke segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden, Missy Elliot admitted that she was stunned when she saw the First Lady rap her way through "Get Ur Freak On."
The segment that featured Obama aired on July 20. Its video, which is available on YouTube, is almost 15 minutes long and starts with talk show host James Corden having a hard time getting through the White House's front gate.
Eventually though, Corden manages to enter the compound and is then greeted by his passenger, Michelle Obama. Once inside the car, the two then sing Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" before jamming to Beyoncé's "Single Ladies," according to Hollywood Life.
Missy Elliot then suddenly appears from the backseat of the car while Corden and Obama sing "This is for My Girls," which is a collaborative track that features vocals from the iconic rapper and other artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Zendaya, Lea Michelle, Janelle Monae and Kelly Rowland. After finishing the song, Corden decided to play one of the rapper's signature tracks, "Get Ur Freak On."
Like in all of the other songs Obama sang with Corden, she knew all of the words to the 2001 hit. It can be seen in the video that Missy Elliot was a bit taken aback by the sight of the U.S. President's wife's rapping skills.
"When we got in the car and I saw her rapping 'Get Ur Freak On,' it kind of bugged me out," Missy Elliot told People. "I know for a fact that it was all over my face like, 'Wait, is she rapping this?' But that goes to show you just how cool she is."
"People hold her in such a high regard - as you should - but she's so down to Earth," the rapper added. "I was just sitting in the back, like, 'I gotta be dreaming. This ain't even real. Is somebody going to wake me up and say, 'You overslept.''"