Pass the barf bag.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The reviews are in, and Mick Jagger sizes up President Barack Obama’s singing of the blues this week as nothing short of “courageous.”
The Rolling Stones frontman said Thursday the president did “very well” when bluesman Buddy Guy successfully prodded him to join in on a few lines of “Sweet Home Chicago,” the blues anthem of the president’s home town, during an East Room concert earlier in the week.
“I thought he was courageous, because there was some element of reluctance,” Jagger said, adding that “it was a hard moment for the president to get out of.”
Jagger, in a phone interview with the AP, also said he was pleased to see that first lady Michelle Obama was wearing a dress that night designed by L’Wren Scott, his longtime girlfriend, who had a front-row seat for the concert.