"This is the background," she told host Jay Leno. "We had just -- the girls and I went somewhere else. We met him (President Obama) at the game. And I had just walked in and sat down, and I just saw my face on the Jumbotron. And I'm still a little embarrassed."
Mrs. Obama said she "didn't see the kiss cam part...So I didn't know we were supposed to kiss."
Afterwards, when the crowd booed the Obamas for not kissing, their daughter Malia intervened:
"And she was -- she was just disgusted with us. She said, ‘Why didn’t you kiss?’ And I was like, ‘Kiss what? What are you talking about?’ She’s like, ‘You were on the kiss cam. You were supposed to kiss.’ And I was, ‘We were like -- we were not paying attention.”
Mrs. Obama said Malia arranged the do-over, giving her parents a second opportunity to oblige the kiss cam.