“Turnip?” Ayesha Curry asks in the clip, brandishing a root veggie, as the DJ Snake and Lil Jon song “Turn Down for What” plays.
“For what?” Steph Curry lip syncs, as he, his wife and Obama break into a dance party, waving turnips.
The clip appears to have been shot during the Curry family’s February visit to the White House.
The dancing-with-veggies video is just the most recent example of Michelle Obama’s shrewd social media game. As her chief of staff, Tina Tchen, said at a recent forum, it’s a way to reach a large audience with a bit of goofiness the president typically can’t project — at least not until recently, when President Obama helped “Hamilton” phenom Lin-Manuel Miranda freestyle in the Rose Garden.
“The ability to … put out a viral video, and you can hit tens of millions of people, and it doesn’t cost you anything — that’s pretty remarkable,” Tchen said. “We in the East Wing have the ability to be a little freer … to do a rap video — though I guess now the president does rap videos too, now that it’s his second term.”