Last night, President Barack Obama and BET hosted “Love & Happiness: A Musical Experience,” a White House concert showcase featuring performances by artists including Usher, Jill Scott, Common, the Roots, Janelle Monáe, and De La Soul. Afterwards, the crowd hit the dance floor, where Usher captured this grainy-but-hilarious phone video of Obama and Monáe grooving to Drake’s “Hotline Bling”:
President Obama dancing to “Hotline Bling” last night at The White House. pic.twitter.com/cbvWhvNyd1
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Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez also witnessed the moment. “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. All while a gigantic painting of George Washington hovered over the dance floor,” she wrote on Instagram.
BET will broadcast the “Love & Happiness” concert on November 15. Until then, check out official WhiteHouse.gov footage of Obama’s pre-concert remarks (“There will also be no twerking tonight… At least, not by me.”) and Jill Scott’s opening performance below.