Barack Obama says his two daughters are fans of Hannah Montana and Beyonce, but think anything to do with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton is “yuck.” The Democratic presidential contender told celebrity magazine Us Weekly that his daughters, Malia, 9, and Sasha, 6, got to meet Beyonce backstage at a concert and “they just love her to death.”
“They’re pretty down on Britney and Paris and all of that. They think that’s very `yuck,'” he said.
As for his wife, Michelle, Obama said she has a star crush on Stevie Wonder.
“I’ve been teasing her because Stevie fell off the stage at one of our events,” Obama said. “I said to her, `This is your favorite performer, and you push him off the stage?’ Fortunately, he was OK.”
The Illinois senator described himself as a “pretty cool” dad who tries not to embarrass his daughters even when he’s dancing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” as he did in October.
Though campaigning keeps him away from his family, Obama hasn’t skipped a parent-teacher conference.
“He did miss one of Sasha’s dance recitals in December and was broken up about it,” Michelle Obama told the magazine. “No one wants to miss 20 6-year-olds in red cowboy hats tapping to `These Boots Are Made for Walkin’.'”
Obama’s interview with the magazine hit newsstands Friday.