President Obama and his wife Michelle attended the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Carole King. During that tribute, Aretha Franklin performed “You Make Me Feel like a Natural Woman”. Obama started crying.
Most people suppose that President Obama’s tears were brought on by seeing the “Queen of Soul”–a music icon since the 1960s–take the stage and perform. That could be.
But I wonder if it was less the singer (Aretha Franklin) that brought tears to Obama’s eyes than the song (“You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”).
Did the the song remind Obama of some former (current?) lover who’d made Obama “feel like a natural woman”? Did that song make Obama recall tender moments when he was first, or maximally made to “feel like a natural woman”?
Inquiring minds wanna know.
If you watch the following video closely, you’ll see that there’s a moment (about two minutes into the video) when Obama is really into the song and starts to belt out “You make me feel like a natural woman!,” but realizes he’s being video-taped and it might make him look a little “odd” if he sings that lyric, so he cuts it short at “You make m . . . .”
Gotta protect the public image.
So, watcha think? What made Obama cry? Singer or song?