First Lady Michelle Obama Spoofs 'Turn Down for What' ...with a Turnip

by Jackie Willis 3:55 AM PDT, October 15, 2014
Photo: Vine

Your eyes aren't deceiving you. That is the First Lady of the United States dancing with a turnip. It seems Michelle Obama not only eats her vegetables, she also dances with them.

Playing off of DJ Snake and Lil Jon's hit "Turn Down for What?", Obama did a Vine video where she cleverly changes the song's words to "turnip for what." That's when the head bobbing begins.

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The video was in response to a President Barack Obama impersonator, Alphacat, who asked the First Lady via Vine: "How many calories do you burn every time you 'turn up'?! #AskTheFirstLady #LetsMove."

She responded: "Hey, Alphacat. The First Lady wants to know… #TurnipForWhat ? #AskTheFirstLady #TD4W."

Though Michelle didn't exactly answer the question, she did make turnips look cool.

This wouldn't be the first time the First Lady has promoted healthy living in a humorous way. Back in February, Michelle showed up on the "Ew!" show with host Sara (no "h") -- a.k.a. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon dressed as a tween girl -- to talk kale chips and exercise.

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President Obama also used jokes to get young people to sign up for health insurance when he joined comedian Zach Galifianakis on his Funny or Die show Between Two Ferns. ET takes you behind the scenes of this hilarious viral moment: