Last night, the President Barack Obama hosted BET’s “Love and Happiness” event in a tent on the South Lawn of the White House. The star-studded event drew performances by Usher, Jill Scott, Common, The Roots, De La Soul, Bell Biv DeVoe, and more, but it was a recording of Drake's single "Hotline Bling" that really got him moving.
In a video taken by Usher, the President can be seen on the dance floor getting down to Drizzy's VIEWS hit.
President Obama dancing to "Hotline Bling" last night at The White House. pic.twitter.com/cbvWhvNyd1— Word On Road (@WordOnRd) October 22, 2016
Angie Martinez was at the event as well and wrote on Instagram, "I am standing outside of the white house after witnessing @djdnice rip the place down! im talkin... mobb deep, dmx, young MA, tribe, juvi...and in the middle of it all our president ran out to jump in a circle and dance to @champagnepapi w/ his hands in the air."
Obama has been one of our most—if not the most—musically savvy presidents in history. Last night was the last music event he will host at the White House, and he took time at the opening to reflect on all the amazing musicians and music he's enjoyed over the years. “We’ve had Bob Dylan and we’ve had Jennifer Hudson. Gloria Estefan and Los Lobos. Aretha, Patti, Smokey. I’ve had Paul McCartney singing ‘Michelle’ to Michelle and Stevie singing 'Happy Birthday.' We’ve had Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger getting me to sing 'Sweet Home Chicago,'" he continued. “So this has been one of our favorite traditions, and it’s with a little bit of bittersweetness that this is our final musical evening as president and first lady.”
He certainly made the most of it.