MICHELLE OBAMA DISCUSSES THE POWER OF POP CULTURE IN ‘VARIETY’ COVER STORY

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Michelle Obama is arguably one of the most stylish First Ladies in U.S. history and is also very in tuned with her status in the world of pop culture. In the latest cover story for Variety, the FLOTUS dishes on the role of television and film in terms of getting important messages heard. She also takes the time to chat about her recent appearance on James Corden’s viral Carpool Karaoke segment.

I have never been afraid to be a little silly, and you can engage people that way. My view is, first you get them to laugh, then you get them to listen. So I’m always game for a good joke.

“First of all, I was riding in a car with somebody else, without the Secret Service,” Obama said of her blockbuster Carpool Karaoke appearance with Missy Elliott. “So right there, [I said], ‘Let’s keep driving!’ I think we drove around the South Lawn about 100 times.” But Obama was also adamant about getting the word out about her Let Girls Learn initiative, which was something Corden’s segment featured by way of Diane Warren’s “This Is for My Girls,” which saw a 1,562 percent increase in sales following the clip’s release.

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