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December 10, 2015

Whether she’s slam dunking on LeBron, mom dancing with Jimmy Fallon or doing pushups with Ellen, First Lady Michelle Obama has made a point to put skin in the game when it comes to promoting her causes.

This time the fearless FLOTUS has teamed up with Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah to drop knowledge about college for the Twitter campaign, #BetterMakeRoom. The viral video released today by the website College Humor features the duo rapping about the importance of going to college and encouraging students to pursue higher education in order to become an astronaut or civil engineer:

"If you wanna fly jets / You should go to college / Reach high and cash checks / fill your head with knowledge," the First Lady raps from what appears to be a makeshift recording studio in the White House. "If you want to watch paint / don't go to college. / But everything else / you should go to college."

The Obama administation has led a national movement to increase college attainment, but a new study from the American Council on Education finds the percentage of low-income recent high school graduates who enroll in college has dropped significantly from 56 percent in 2008 to 45 percent in 2013.

Once the Internet caught wind of the video, though, #FLOTUSBARS became a national trending topic and inspired a few extra lyrics, just in case FLOTUS was thinking about a post-White House career in rhyme.

God Bless America.

FLOTUS' tweet:

Twitter's #FLOTUSBARS:

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