It seems that every time a Democratic presidential candidate tries to be "cool," things go horribly, awkwardly wrong. Such was the case with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who has a few of these cringeworthy moments in her campaign already.
Gillibrand was campaigning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, over the weekend, and taking questions from those in attendance. A child asked her what her favorite song was by the artist Lizzo.
It's unclear why this child even thought Gillibrand had a favorite Lizzo song. Maybe she was instructed by someone to ask this specific question to give Gillibrand a chance to appear culturally aware to younger voters. Maybe this girl just hoped Gillibrand liked Lizzo.
After Gillibrand's response, it's equally unclear whether Gillibrand actually has any idea who Lizzo is, or if she's ever heard any of her songs.
Gillibrand chose Lizzo's "Good as Hell" as her favorite song. But instead of telling a young child in Iowa that she liked a song called "Good as Hell," she decided instead to attempt to perform the lyrics.
Kirsten Gillibrand singing Lizzo on the campaign trail is the cringiest moment of the 21st century (so far): https://t.co/S22Q5zJ0vO— Eddie Zipperer (@Eddie Zipperer) 1559043155.0
"I flip my hair back, check my nails. Baby how you feeling?" Gillibrand rapped.
The actual lyric is "I do my hair toss," not "I flip my hair back." Which seems like a minor mistake, except that, as The Daily Caller's Eddie Zipperer notes, the "hair toss" line is repeated 12 times in a song that's only two minutes and 45 seconds. Something a big fan of the 2016 song might know.
At least Gillibrand didn't get into the first verse of the song, which starts off "Woo child, tired of the bulls***. Go on dust your shoulders off, keep it moving. Yes Lord, tryna get some new s***."
File this one away with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) saying she listened to music by Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac in college when those artists hadn't released music yet, or Beto O'Rourke livestreaming haircuts and dentist appointments. Or the numerous Democrats posting videos while cooking.
(H/T Hot Air)