Michelle Obama’s “Turnip” Video Goes Viral


The First Lady has showed off her dance moves more than a few times with talk-show host Jimmy Fallon, so what does it take for Michelle Obama to turn up?

A turnip.

Yes, Ms. Obama bobbed her head and grooved in her seat to the catchy beat of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” with a turnip  in her hand.

The White House has been on a physical fitness mission for more than 50 years, and it seems like Michelle Obama’s combat against childhood obesity has proven successful in the recent years; the rate among children has dropped by 43 percent.

Ms. Obama posted the Vine clip in response to popular Barack Obama impersonator Iman Crosson’s questionnaire that asked her a slew of questions, among which he asked:

“A question for Michelle Obama: How many calories do you burn every time you ‘turn up’?! #AskTheFirstLady”

The hit song was also used by the political group Rock the Vote in a video encouraging young adults to hit the polls and vote, starting with the general election on Nov. 4.