Paul McCartney Serenades First Lady With "Michelle" At Gershwin Concert

by guestofaguest · June 3, 2010

    Last night, President Obama awarded former Beatle, Paul McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for popular song. A mega concert was in order, and not everyone is happy about it....

    Among those performing were Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, White Stripes singer and guitarist Jack White, pianist Lang Lang and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

    McCartney's performance included the singer belting out "Michelle," directed straight at our First Lady.

    After serenading the first lady with the words, "I love you, I love you, I love you," McCartney joked that he just might be the "first guy ever to be punched out by a president."

    Jerry Seinfeld & Paul McCartney at the White House

    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld supplied the concert with its comic relief. He had lots of compliments for McCartney and one complaint — he couldn’t quite figure some of McCartney’s lyrics. Such as: “She was just 17. You know what I mean.”

    Seinfeld: “I’m not sure I do know what you mean, Sir Paul. I think I know what you mean. And I think there’s a law enforcement agency in a couple of states that might want to ask you a few questions.”

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