It looks like Malia Obama may have been doing more than just twerking and hanging out with Secret Service agents at last month’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.
Radar Online is reporting that President Obama’s 18-year-old daughter was caught on video smoking something that a witness claims was marijuana. Jerrdin Selwyn, 18, told the celebrity gossip site she saw the first daughter smoking pot during a Bryson Tiller set on July 31.
“I caught Malia smoking pot and I have the pictures to prove it. You could smell the marijuana smoke.” Selwyn added, “I saw some young guy hand her a cigarette and she took at least one hit on it. She had it in her hand for about one minute, then gave it back to him.”
PJM recently reported that Malia seemed to be having quite a good time at Lollapalooza. The recent high school grad was caught on video twerking and flipping up the shirt she had tied around her waist to reveal her backside for the camera.
But it seemed mostly like innocent fun. Whatever your views are of marijuana, its recreational use is illegal in Illinois, even at Lollapalooza.*
President Obama famously wrote about his drug use as a young man in Dreams from My Father:
I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though—Mickey, my potential initiator had been just a little too eager for me to go through with that.
You have to wonder if maybe there is a cavalier attitude about drugs in that family, especially considering some of the shady characters that regularly parade through the White House.
*An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Lollapalooza was held in Pennsylvania. Also, some helpful readers pointed out that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 2228 on July 29, 2016, removing criminal penalties for possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana. Possession of small amounts of pot are subject to fines of between $100 and $200. Whew! Looks like Malia got in right under the wire!
Check out the video of Malia allegedly smoking something on the next page.