Sorry, haters, (I’m looking at you New York Magazine), but our First Lady Michelle Obama is the coolest.

Yesterday, a Vine video circulated of First Lady Obama finishing up her social media Q&A on healthy eating by doing a funny take on the turn down for what craze. Only it involved her “turning up” with a turnip.

It first started with a Vine video from actor Iman Crosson doing a pretty great imitation of her husband. “Here’s a question for the First Lady,” he asked. “On average, how many calories do you burn every time you turn up?”

Cut to Michelle Obama saying turn up? Turn up for what? And then adding the best Black girl stank face, ‘this my jam’ head nod dance with it.

When have we ever seen this before? It’s cute, it’s funny, it’s relatable and appropriate to the kids she’s trying to reach and encourage to eat healthy. Sure, it’s like watching your mom trying to be cool, but that’s the point. Michelle Obama has spent these two terms as being Mom-in-Chief, not only to Malia and Sasha, but to the nation’s children as a whole.

It will probably be a long time before we get to see another first couple having this much fun in the White House.

Check out the videos below.



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  • vintage3000

    “And then adding the best Black girl stank face”

    What is “stank” about her facial expression, and what does it have to do with being a Black woman? If anybody else but a Black woman said this this would be a mini-thesis on how everyone likes to stereotype us.

    eta–what’s actually stank is this comments format and the fact that folks have been complaining about it for weeks, and nada.

    • Loquacious

      *hi five* re: the comment section being garbage. I can’t give thumbs up to folks and I can hardly comment without getting a “Slow down you are commenting too fast” from WordPress. Dang, all I did was press “Post Comment” one time!

      Forgive me for my vent. lol

    • we have heard you – and we are working on it. :) Thanks again.

    • noirluv45

      As some say, “YASSSS!

  • Haha! Why is she so cool?! Gotta love her #TurnipTurnup

  • byanymeansnessa

    Too cute! (Now Googling turnip recipes)