- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Move over, Mr. President. First lady Michelle Obama has found a new dance partner — a softball-sized turnip, which she holds closely in her hand while rapping and bobbing in a new and brief video to promote healthy eating.

The six-second spot, posted on the White House Vine account, came in response to a tweeted question from Barack Obama impersonator Imman Crosson, @AlphaCat, who asked in a #AskTheFirstLady segment: “How many calories do you burn every time you ‘turn up?’ “

Mrs. Obama took that phrase and ran with it — with a twist.

Her short rap includes her saying, “Turnip? For what.” CNN reported the lyrics are plays on 2Chainz’s “Turn Up” and DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What.”


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