If President Obama is in the "something that rhymes with 'Bucket List'" part of his presidency, as he told the press earlier this year, clearly First Lady Michelle Obama doesn't give a buck(et) either.
That might explain why she teamed up with Jay Pharaoh of "SNL" for a College Humor video promoting higher education. Wearing shades and a flower pattered dress, the First Lady drops some knowledge about the importance of continuing your education. "If you wanna fly jets, you should go to college. Reach high and cash checks? Fill your head with knowledge," Obama rhymes while Pharaoh makes it rain in the White House.
The bit is meant to promote the White House's Better Make Room campaign, which urges teens to do well in high school so they can attend college. "I want to honor and empower young people who are working hard in school and pursuing their dreams -- and I want to do it in a fresh and fun way," Obama said in a statement accompanying the video which has spawned the #FlotusBars hashtag. At press time the video had more than 1.3 million views in its first 24 hours.
And her skills? Not too shabby. "South Side Chicago, we all know, we had to do overtime every night to make it tomorrow," she raps. "And everyone could really make their dream true. Hey, kid listenin’ in Michigan, that could be you!"
They're listening and adding some verses: