Killers' drummer cops to groping first lady

He maintains it was an accident

Alex Halperin
August 16, 2012 11:11PM (UTC)

In an interview with seminal music mag NME, the Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. admitted to being even grabbier than the band's soaring, luscious rock. Notably, he got a little too close to first lady Michelle Obama:

"Playing the White House was great," the drummer said. "But I ended up grabbing Michelle Obama's ass. She's a hugger! And she's unexpectedly tall so, when we were all being introduced to them, she went in for the hug, and because she's so tall, she ended up with her arms over me like this. Which meant that, the way I had positioned myself, suddenly I found I was grabbing her ass."

Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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