Michelle Obama stars in sneak peek of Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’

By Sarah Kelsey

Justin Bieber may have FLOTUS Michelle Obama to thank for the initial buzz over his latest single ‘Sorry.’ Though the 21-year-old shared a snippet of the soon-to-be chart topper on his Twitter page Wednesday (Oct. 21), saying “Who is ready for ‘Sorry’? I am!,” it’s a video involving the U.S. First Lady that’s topping headlines.

The spot in question features the 51-year-old looking stern as a few seconds of the new tune, featuring Skrillex, plays in the background. It was shot by Vine celebrity King Bach after he and a few of his pals visited the White House as part of President Barack Obama’s #BetterMakeRoom initiative. The joke is that King Bach appears at the White House underdressed and is sorry.

Ever the style icon, the mother of Sasha, 14, and Malia, 17, wore a classic black-and-white floral wrap dress for the occasion. The video was posted two full days before the Stratford native previewed the song himself. The tune is the latest single off Justin’s highly anticipated new album, Purpose, which is set to be released on Nov. 13.

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So far, the chatter about “Sorry” has been positive, with words like “sexy” and “catchy” being thrown around to describe it. This is definitely good news for Justin, who recently took to Instagram to say “If you don't like ‘Sorry’ I will punch myself in the face repeatedly.”

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All this positive buzz is likely a welcome change of pace for the musical sensation, who recently had to deal with a nude photo leak and a Twitter controversy involving his dad. He told Access Hollywood he felt violated over the sharing of the sneaky snaps. “I feel like I can’t step outside and feel like I can go outside naked. Like, you should feel comfortable in your own space… especially that far away.”

He also made headlines when a surprise duet with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez was leaked on Drake’s OVO Sound Radio.

The single addresses the many problems the duo faced in their four-year relationship. Lyrics include: “I'm just wishing you were better at communication,” and, “wishing I was better at the distance.”

Sarah Kelsey is a gal in the know who regularly appears on television and writes for a variety of outlets. Check out her work at sarahkelsey.ca, on Twitter @sarahkelsey, Instagram @sakelsey and Pinterest @sakelsey.

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