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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Michaele Salahi releases single allegedly inspired by Oprah


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This post has been updated.

Michaele Salahi may be a diva, but she’s never been this kind of diva before.

The White House party crasher turned reality star has launched a new career as a pop princess with the single: “Bump It.”

Salahi says her inspiration for hitting the recording studio was none other than Oprah Winfrey. Let’s go to the press release:

“Michaele Salahi was inspired to do something with her voice, when she was back stage with Grammy award winner Bebe Winans and television host Oprah Winfrey at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. during the inauguration of President Barack Obama. It was a defining moment backstage when Oprah told Michaele, “Wow, you have an amazing voice!”

There’s a big problem with this story that we overlooked in our original version of this post: An Oprah rep claims the queen of media never discussed Michaele’s singing ability with her. The folks over at Gossip Cop pointed out our oversight.

Salahi recorded the single in Los Angeles at the beginning of May. It will be available through her app (yes, she has one) starting May 12.

So, what does it sound like. Here’s Michaele:

“I titled the song “Bump it” because I love dancing and bumping it on the dance floor! I got so caught up with the rhythm, that my music just feels like a magical prism – the song will be the perfect dance song for everyone to enjoy this summer!”

Watch out, Gaga!

By  |  09:45 AM ET, 05/11/2011

 
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