Every father has concern for his daughter’s safety, but that protective instinct may be a little heightened when the father is President of the United States.
President Barack Obama sat down for an interview with MTV News Friday, but didn’t break any major news. Rather, the Washington Post reports, he lamented the lack of political music in today’s world, and talked about his fears concerning his oldest daughter, Malia, one day getting a Facebook page.
“I’d worry about Facebook right now, ” President Barack Obama said. “I know the folks at Facebook obviously they’ve revolutionized, you know, the social networks. But Malia, because she’s well known, I’m very keen on her protecting her privacy.”
The president is much less worried about his eldest daughter dating.
“She can make her own decisions obviously later as she gets older, but right now, even just for security reasons, she doesn’t have a Facebook page,” the president said. “Dates, that’s fine, ’cause she’s got Secret Service protection.”
The Ticket reports that another topic of the interview, with MTV interviewer Sway Calloway, was music. Calloway asked the president which musicians best informed and educated young people today. The president didn’t name any specific recording artist, but did cite hip hop as the genre that has been the “most vibrant.”
“We haven’t seen as much directly political music,” President Obama said. “I think the most vibrant musical art form right now, over the last 10-15 years, has been hip-hop. And there have been some folks that have kind of dabbled in political statements.”
The president did reference Bruce Springsteen, who often campaigns for him, is still making political tunes.