The first lady is reaching the youth in the best way ever
In an unprecedented move from the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama has added rapping to her resumé.
FLOTUS has teamed up with CollegeHumor to create a music video encouraging teens to go to college, regardless of what they plan to do with their lives, and Obama even has her own verse on the song.
“Southside Chicago, we all know, we had to do overtime every night to make it tomorrow,” Obama raps as a throwback graduation photo of her appears next to her recording the song. “And everyone could really make their dream true. Hey, kid listenin’ in Michigan that could be you!”
While that’s her only solo verse, she also appears on the chorus inspiring teens everywhere to “go to college” and “fill your head with knowledge,” all while dancing on the White House lawn and belting out rhymes in a makeshift recording studio set up inside of her home.
However, the spotlight is stolen by Saturday Night Live actor Jay Pharaoh, who appears to be reprising his President Obama impersonation, hopping up on the table in the Rose Garden and cavorting all over the grounds.
According to a statement from the Office of the First Lady, the music video collaboration is in support of Mrs. Obama’s Better Make Room public awareness campaign, which launched last month as part of her Reach Higher initiative.
“This campaign is leveraging traditional and new media platforms to celebrate student stories in the same way that we often celebrate celebrities and athletes,” the statement reads. “Better Make Room strives to ensure that Generation Z, or young people 14-19, understand the steps, tools, and resources available to help them Reach Higher.”