Michelle Obama Turns “Turn Down for What” into Veggie Vine

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 10.15.14 in News

With only a little more than two years to go in the Obama administration, it’s worth appreciating the First Couple’s love of music while they’re still in the White House. Sure, 2016 could bring the return of Bill Clinton’s sax, but Michelle Obama has been involved with a rap album, recognized Frankie Knuckles, gushed about Beyoncé, name-checked Frank Ocean on network TV and been electrified by Janelle Monáe — and that’s to name just a handful of FLOTUS’s second-term brushes with the music world. On Tuesday, actor and Alphacat YouTube personality Iman Crosson posted, “A question for Michelle Obama: How many calories do you burn every time you ‘turn up’?!” To which she replied overnight, via the White House’s official Vine account, with the hypnotic, addictive clip below, folding DJ Snake and Lil Jon‘s “Turn Down for What” into her own healthy-eating campaign as “Turnip for What.” The clip has already been watched more than 6 million times as of this post. Considering Lil Jon recently supported get-out-the-vote efforts with the promotional video “#TURNOUTFORWHAT,” could a Clay Aiken-style political career be in store for the king of crunk? There’s only one acceptable answer.