Singer Alicia Keys pulled a fast one at yesterday’s Inaugural ball, swapping out lyrics to a popular song to honor President Obama and his second term in office.
Mediaite reports that Keys changed the lyrics to her popular song “Girl on Fire” to “Obama’s on Fire” to salute the recently re-minted President Obama.
Keys has been a long-time supporter of President Obama, telling the crowd gathered at the Washington Convention Center “today is an incredible day. And you can feel the energy everywhere that you go. Every day is a new day and a new chance to be our best. To serve our highest purpose.”
Keys then began to play, introducing the altered lyrics: “He’s president and he’s on fire…he’s living in a world and it’s on fire.” Keys then paused to allow for cheering from the crowd, and proclaimed “Obama’s on fire!”
She then concluded the song with a toast: “To the Obamas!…Have a great time.”
Politico reports that Keys performed her altered “Obama’s on Fire” song again later on Monday evening during an appearance at the Commander-in-Chief’s ball, an official Inaugural ball for members of the military and their families.
Now I can’t help but wonder if she wrote the song originally with an eventual Obama nod in mind all along. I’ve uncovered a conspiracy.
Here’s the video of Alicia Keys performing “Obama’s on Fire” at the Inaugural ball. Watch the clip and let us know what you think in the comments section below!