Michaele Salahi Sings "Bump It" in Miami

Alleged White House party crashers get invitation to NBC Miami

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    Michaele Salahi said she decided to make Miami the spot for the premiere performance of her single "Bump It" because she grew up in Florida and has fond memories of the Sunshine State.

    Alleged White House party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi were invited guests at NBC Miami Friday, where the "Real Housewives of D.C." reality star made her live singing debut.

    Michaele Salahi said she decided to make Miami the spot for the premiere performance of her single "Bump It" because she grew up in Florida and has fond memories of the Sunshine State.

    "I grew up in Florida and I have a great passion for Florida," she said. "I wanted to come here, it's a happy place."

    She said the song, which was released last month, is about moving on from different things and was inspired by her hectic life.

    Life for the Salahis has been nothing but hectic since the pair allegedly crashed the November 2009 State Dinner at the White House. The Secret Service said  the couple hadn't been invited to the dinner, but the Salahi's never admitted to any wrongdoing.

    "If you don't have that controversy, it doesn't make good TV and then there's no interest," Tareq Salahi said.

    Earlier this year, Michaele Salahi was kicked off the newest season of "Celebrity Rehab," for allegedly not having any form of addiction.

    "I never said I had an addiction,Michaele Salahi said. "The show reached out to me, and they said it would be a documentary. I have multiple sclerosis, and I think they really wanted to go a different route and add some different dynamics."

    But she said she had second thoughts when the show started.

    "I thought, 'wow, to be a part of something that would help my health' but then I got in and said this isn't really for me," she said. "I wanted to leave and then it gets spun a different way because it's cooler to have me kicked off."