Michelle Obama on Barack’s Al Green impression: ‘He sings to me all the time’

By Megan Carpentier
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:23 EDT
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Michelle Obama during her January 31, 2012 appearance on Jay Leno's show.
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The President has got a lot of attention for his apparently impromptu performance of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem earlier this month. But it took late night comedian Jay Leno to ask his wife what she thought.

Michelle Obama admitted that the President sings to her “all the time” and generally sticks to the “classics,” including Green, Stevie Wonder (whose music they often used on the campaign trail in 2008) and Marvin Gaye — and she said she had no idea he would break into song on stage until she saw the clip on YouTube.

As for his Republican rival’s on-stage performance of “America, The Beautiful,” Obama politely called it “… beautiful.”

Watch the clip, which aired on MSNBC’s “Way Too Early” on February 1, 2012, below.

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Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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