It is bad enough when a restaurant’s servers hover over a person when she is 35-years-old and sing a hyped-up version of “Happy Birthday.” Imagine how 18-year-old Malia Obama must have felt when her dad, the President of the United States, led a jolly chorus of the birthday song in front of the whole world!
President Barack Obama stood between rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer Janelle Monáe as he conspired to embarrass his eldest daughter, according to Time.
‘It just so happens that we celebrate our country’s birthday on the same day that we celebrate my oldest daughter’s birthday.’
Then the president led the audience in singing “Happy Birthday” to Malia. Afterward, she joined him on the stage and gave him a hug. He may be the President of the United States, but our president is also a dad.
On this last White House Fourth of July before he leaves office, Obama said:
‘It’s a job of a father to embarrass his daughters.’
Malia was just 10-years-old when her father moved their family into the White House, so she has virtually grown up in the limelight. At a confident 6’1,” the same height as her father, Malia carries off her clothing and hairstyles beautifully, much like her mother. She has long grown used to posing for cameras.
Malia just graduated from high school this spring and checked out six different Ivy League schools before deciding upon Harvard University, where her parents both obtained law degrees. However, she is taking a “gap year” first.
The eldest Obama daughter is interested in cinematography. During one of her summers off, she was involved in a Steven Spielberg project. While shooting the series “Extent,” Malia was assigned the role of the film director’s assistant.
Earlier on Malia’s birthday, an event planned for the White House South Lawn to celebrate the country’s birth with hundreds of military veterans and families was rained out. Instead, the storm brought the partiers into the East Room and interrupted the annual fireworks show.
About 20 minutes after Malia’s birthday party kicked off, during the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” Janelle Monáe pled with the president not to leave the White House when he finishes his second term.
‘We want you back, Mr. President! We don’t want you to leave.’
Monáe is not alone.
Watch the President embarrass Malia in this video:
Featured Image: Screenshot from the video.