Barack and Michelle hosted a party for local children and the children of military families. After taking to the stage to give a speech, Michael Jackson‘s classic 1984 hit “Thriller” came on the PA, leading Obama to recreate some of the iconic dance moves from its groundbreaking video.
He also sung a part of Prince‘s “Purple Rain,” in honor of a child dressed as the iconic artist who passed away earlier this year.
President Obama has surely been having some fun with his final year in office. He made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel‘s Mean Tweets segment last week, where he proceeded to fire off an awesome and hilarious punchline at Donald Trump.
“President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States,” Barack reads a tweet from Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
“Well, at least I will go down as a president,” Barack slyly remarks before dropping the phone.
He also recently discussed some of his favorite rappers currently out. The topic came about during an interview between the POTUS and morning radio host Sway Calloway, when the former asked him who his top MCs are.
“I think the young guys, Kendrick and Chance are doing amazing work,” he said. “I love Drake, and [my daughters] love Drake: he’s commercially just doing great, and [he’s] unbelievably talented. And Jay Z’s still the king. I mean, you know, he’s got a track record. Same with Kanye West, so there’s a lot of talent out there.”
“But when I look at who’s breaking new ground, Kendrick and Chance, those guys are doing just amazing work,” Obama added. “And they’re wonderful young men. Chance, I’ve known for years because his dad was my state director when I was a senator in Illinois, so I first met Chance when he was 8 years old, and so we’ve been family for a while. And Kendrick, you know, he’s blowing it up. He’s doing great.”
Check out the “Thriller” dance video, as well as video of the “Purple Rain” dedication, below.