Malia Obama is just like any normal teenager with an entourage in the summertime. Except her entourage as the “first kid” is the Secret Service. The oldest Obama daughter, 16, attended Chicago’s Lollapalooza Music Festival this weekend and reportedly caught Chance the Rapper’s Sunday night set.
J chillin with Malia Obama pic.twitter.com/IuM0A88g9B
— Sarah (@cleaaaaver) August 4, 2014
The Chicago Sun Times reports Malia Obama was seen walking with “two huge guards, apparently Secret Service agents in plains clothes.” Malia was with three friends -- two girls and a boy -- while exiting the muddy venue at Grant Park around 10:15 p.m.
The music festival attracted as many as 300,000 attendees during its three-day run to see performances from Chance as well as Eminem, Calvin Harris, Outkast and Skrillex. The venue, Grant Park, is the same place President Obama made a speech after winning the 2008 election.
Immediately, Twitter users tweeted up a storm about seeing Obama, many of whom were denied a photo with her.
“I asked Malia Obama for a picture and she said she wasn't allowed to take pictures with people,” user @SlumDog_ wrote Sunday.
I asked Malia Obama for a picture and she said she wasn't allowed to take pictures with people
— JD (@SlumDog_) August 4, 2014
But one lucky fan managed to score a photo op with Malia, who was a wearing a V-neck romper with yellow sunflowers. Twitter user @cleaaaaver posted a selfie with a smiling Malia with the caption, “J chillin with Malia Obama.”
In the past, the Obama family has requested no photos be shared of their daughters. The Blaze reported news outlets were instructed to take down stories about Malia Obama on spring break in Mexico in 2012. Most recently, the White House reportedly asked photo agency AKM-GSI to remove photos of the eldest Obama child snapped at dinner in Los Angeles.
It’s been a music-filled summer for Obama. About a week ago, Malia along with her sister Sasha and mother Michelle were spotted at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s concert at Soldier Field in Chicago. Photos did end up circulating of the trio enjoying the music at the stadium, TMZ reported.
Malia’s summer has also been busy with work. The 16-year-old is reportedly working as a production assistant on the set of Halle Berry’s new sci-fi CBS series “Extant” in Los Angeles.
“She helped with the computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take,” a source told The Wrap. “Malia laughed with delight saying, ‘My first time. This is a big deal.’”