As we approach the end of the 2020 Presidential Race, the two candidates are traveling all over the country in attempts to scramble some last minute votes as the polls show a tight race. Because former Vice President and 2020 Presidential candidate Joe Biden is fighting to reclaim the White House for the Democrats, former President Barack Obama has been actively campaigning for his friend and former colleague.
While President Obama and the former First Lady Michelle Obama are out on the campaign trail fighting for their fellow Democrats, their daughter Sasha Obama is far from the stress of the upcoming election as she is seen having fun with her friends.
On Sunday morning, Sasha Obama’s friend – TikTok user @cakethatsmg – posted a TikTok of Obama lip syncing to the explicit City Girls song ‘Said Sum’ featuring DaBaby.
MISS SASHA OBAMA A CITY GIRL pic.twitter.com/5NTUWWRFpP
— Tri ⁷ (@THEEEhottie) October 25, 2020
After people realized it was Sasha Obama in the video, Obama was trending on Twitter. But the TikTok was soon taken down – some assuming her parents were the reason.
Congratulations to everybody who posted those tiktok videos of Sasha Obama, now her friend just deleted all the videos of her in them.
— Queenie_K (@Fk_queen95) October 25, 2020
The video may be deleted from the video-sharing app, but the City Girls will not allow the TikTok of President Obama’s daughter lip syncing to their song be erased, so they decided to share the video with their 2 million Instagram followers.
Sasha Obama Receives Hate
On Twitter, Obama received some hate as people do not believe the former first daughter of the United States should be mouthing curse words on social media.
— 💙Saucy_Sis💙 (@Saucy_Sis) October 25, 2020
— R. U. 4Real (@moishmanrant) October 25, 2020
Pretty screwed up how a lot of people view this as “normal.” It’s one thing to listen and bump this in your car, but if my daughter were ever to be lipsyncing these dirty lyrics and posting it… I would be fuming. Act like a lady and you will get treated like one.
— David (@davidpere27) October 25, 2020
Twitter Users Defend Sasha Obama
But many were quick to defend Obama as they believe that a 19 year old girl should be allowed to have fun with her friends – just like everyone else on TikTok.
I’m glad I checked to see why Sasha Obama was trending because we’re so protective of her and Malia and I was like pic.twitter.com/nRZDPpqOA2
— win a case (@RHOSuplexCity) October 25, 2020
Let's be clear- Sasha Obama is 19 yrs old. Full Stop! Now, unless you have something good to say, keep her name out of your dandy mouth!
— Katie K! 💙 (@JustInCaseKate) October 25, 2020
Sasha Obama a whole college student and her pops ain’t been in office in 4 years. She should be able to post on social media whatever she want to be honest. This don’t hurt nobody. https://t.co/zyMIF4CkIx
— Tony Jones 💎 (@Realdealdude2) October 25, 2020
It’s cute seeing Sasha Obama having all her fun and being cute but y’all really blew up her lil fun place 😩😭
— $$444$$ (@honey2hazy) October 25, 2020
As justification for Sasha Obama’s innocence, some Twitter users are comparing the severity of the things they did as a teenager compared to Obama’s lip syncing to an explicit song.
I've been rapping every single lyric to Snoop Dogg's Ain't No Fun since middle school…so I got no problem with Sasha Obama rapping City Girls. Let her be great! 👊🏾👊🏾
— BlackWomenViews Media (@blackwomenviews) October 25, 2020
i was in jail at 19. leave sasha obama alone, on the set.
— see.francis (@seefrvncis) October 25, 2020
When i saw her trending i was scared as hell thinking she was doing drugs but she just having fun . pic.twitter.com/UqZ5XpjIml
— CoreonJohnson (@thatboiCoreon) October 25, 2020
Although Obama did receive some hate, most are showing their love for the TikTok as they enjoyed seeing Sasha Obama all grown up and living a semi-normal life.
Seeing that video of Sasha Obama on tiktok rappin City Girls just really warmed my heart pic.twitter.com/2WYn7EAXCC
— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) October 25, 2020
Me watching that Sasha Obama tiktok on repeat pic.twitter.com/Wvvcq9YeXU
— Get her, Jade! (@keatingssixth) October 25, 2020
Seeing Sasha Obama recite City Girls lyrics brings so much joy to my heart pic.twitter.com/UYcLW8q6N5
— This is her 🇭🇹 (@BellissimaBree) October 25, 2020
me seeing sasha obama in anything: pic.twitter.com/Jfn5BlRJ1J
— Mya ☽ (@MyaLevister) October 25, 2020
One Twitter user jokingly posted a GIF of Michelle Obama behind the camera bobbing her head to the City Girls song along with Sasha.
Sasha Obama: *rappin city girls
Michelle obama: *off camera pic.twitter.com/CxBxkIp3ep
— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) October 25, 2020
Sasha Obama Has Made Other TikToks
This TikTok may be a shock to many, but this is not Obama’s first TikTok as her friend has posted multiple videos with her high profile friend in the past – now deleted too– but people were initially skeptical if it was actually the former first daughter in the previous videos.
I thought I was tripping when I saw Sasha Obama in these but it’s definitely her, idk why they deleted them they weren’t that bad pic.twitter.com/lNVtSjwUzX
— Auri✨ (@auri1014) October 25, 2020
OUR COUSIN ATE THAT UP pic.twitter.com/DMO34webWZ
— Tri ⁷ (@THEEEhottie) October 25, 2020
After seeing these TikToks, many are complimenting Obama’s style as it is a contrast to the conservative outfits they would see her wear at the White House.
sasha obama has such good style omggg
— gloria (@godlygloria) October 25, 2020
Her TikToks also sparked some to develop a crush on the former first daughter.
i went from having a crush on barack obama when i was younger to having a crush on sasha obama now https://t.co/p4YUVglgO1
— rizzy👾 (@br4tshawty) October 25, 2020
Young TikTokers Who Have Also Used the City Girls Song
While some may think it is inappropriate for 19 year old Sasha Obama to be lip syncing to this song, there are many prominent TikTokers who are younger than Obama who have lip synced to this song – and many other explicit songs – such as Mackenize Ziegler, Cynthia Parker, and Sissy Sheridan.
we some city girls 🙅🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️ @tacodaaa
hopped on the trend late
see how easy it is to skip a word😙
What Are the Former First Daughters Up to Today?
Even though Sasha and Malia Obama are prone to the spotlight due to their parents, it seems like the two former first daughters are trying to live a normal life after leaving the White House as they both are now in college. However, due to the pandemic both Obama daughters were forced to halt their college ventures as Michelle Obama shared on Conan O’Brien’s talk show that her daughters are yearning to return to campus and sick of Zoom University.
Sasha Obama may be a famous figure in American culture, but does that mean she is prohibited from having fun with her friends just like every other American 19 year old girl?