First Lady Michelle Obama doesn’t "turn down," she’s more into the "turnip" — as in the root vegetable.
Mrs. O borrowed Lil Jon's “Turn Down for What?” in a Vine video response to actor and President Obama impersonator Iman Crosson. He asked, “How many calories do you burn every time you turn up?!" for an #AskTheFirstLady social media Q&A and instead of hitting him back on Twitter, the commander-in-chief’s better half did something much funnier. She shot a video that doubles as a push for her healthy eating campaign.
In the clip, Mrs. Obama holds a turnip and says “Turnip for what?” before she breaks into a dance just as the beat drops on Lil Jon's song. The clip was posted to the White House's Vine account yesterday (Oct. 14) and already has over 6 million loops, 42,000 likes, 31,000 revines, and more than 6,700 comments.
This isn’t the first time that Mrs. Obama scored big on social media, she and the POTUS already know a thing or two about becoming viral sensations. A photo of the first couple embracing after the 2012 election win became the most retweeted image on Twitter — before Justin Bieber and later, Ellen Degeneres, knocked them out of the top spot.
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