A Harvard University based band, New Dakota, featured a cameo from Malia Obama and her harmonica from their new music video. However, it seems her part has been edited out.
On 20 September, a music video appeared with a cameo from Malia Obama, the elder daughter of former President Barack Obama. The beanie-clad 20 year old was lip syncing in the video and playing the harmonica in the video for the song by The New Dakotas.
The band is currently not that popular. Their songs on Spotify get around 2000 listens, and their last music video on YouTube has 1500 views. The video featuring Malia Obama has garnered 234,000 views in just ten days.
The band’s official YouTube version of the video featuring Malia disappeared on Friday with a comment, “Sorry bout glitch”.
The song is entitled Walking on Air, and the band behind it apparently attends Harvard University, where Malia Obama is currently in her second year. Generally, Malia and her younger sister Sasha have kept a low profile and stayed out of the media but the older Obama daughter has been focused on by the media in particular.
Last year, she was seen blowing smoke rings in a video posted to Instagram. Daughters of other Presidents stood up for the young undergraduate student.
Ivanka Trump tweeted, “Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers. She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits.”
Chelsea Clinton added, “Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better.”
Malia has interned on the set of Halle Berry’s drama Extant and Lena Dunham’s series Girls.