Sasha Obama, now in her twenties, has stirred up social media chatter after images circulated of her smoking what appears to be a cigarette.
The 22-year-old daughter of former President Barack Obama was photographed in a vibrant, midriff-baring ensemble, sporting a bikini top paired with a blue maxi skirt.
Sasha, seen chatting with friends while taking puffs of the cigarette, completed her look with black flip-flops, leaving her long braids loose and showcasing a belly button ring.
She appeared to be makeup-free.
This incident brings to mind a past controversy involving her older sister, Malia Obama, who was photographed in 2016 with what was suspected to be a cannabis joint.
This event prompted discussions about the former president’s own history with smoking.
Barack Obama openly acknowledged his cannabis use during his youth and was part of a group humorously referred to as the “choom gang” during his time in Hawaii.
Sasha’s occasional smoking has been observed before, suggesting she may have picked up the habit from her father, who once admitted to smoking up to 10 cigarettes a day.
Although Barack, now 62, started smoking in his teenage years, he promised his wife, Michelle Obama, that he would quit before campaigning for president.