Michelle Obama – Turn Up For What (Vine) feat. A turnip

The FLOTUS sure knows how to make vegetables appeal to kids

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 15 October 2014 12:13 BST
(The White House/Vine)

First Lady and vegetable-based hip-hop enthusiast Michelle Obama has shot a Vine of herself dancing to Lil Jon's Turn Down For What with a little help from a turnip.

Obama took part in a White House Q&A using the #AskTheFirstLady hashtag last night, answering questions about her favourite vegetable (sweet potato, a fine choice) and discussing her initiative to get kids eating more greens.

The most memorable moment though, attracting nearly 5 million loops in just six hours, came in response to a Barack Obama impersonator who asked the FLOTUS: "How many calories do you burn every time you 'turn up'?!"

Here was user Alphacat's Vine question:

And Obama's quite excellent response:

As weird things to do go, vibing out with a turnip seems to be proving more popular with US citizens than her husband's recent Syrofoam cup salute.

Earlier in the year, Michelle launched a hip-hop album aimed at improving America's health featuring Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and hip-hop pioneer D.M.C.

Song titles include "U R What You Eat", "Veggie Luv", and "We Like Vegetables".

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