*With less than three months left in the White House, President Obama had no reservations about turning all the way up in the White House on Friday.
In video captured by Usher during the final concert of his presidency, the leader of the free world – shirt unbuttoned and sleeves rolled up – was caught dancing in the middle of a packed dance floor to Drake’s ”Hotline Bling.”
Guest Janelle Monaé is also seen in the clip, which was posted to Instagram and shared by The Shade Room.
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The affair, officially titled BET’s “Love and Happiness” party, went down in a tent on the South Lawn.
“There will be no twerking tonight,” President Obama joked in his opening remarks. “At least not by me. I don’t know about Usher.”
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse Williams, Angela Bassett, Yolanda Adams and Jill Scott were also in attendance.
BET will broadcast the show on Nov. 15.
Past White House concerts have been televised on PBS as part of its “In Performance at the White House” concert series. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have hosted such evenings to celebrate music that has helped shape America, including classic, country, blues, Broadway, gospel, Motown and Latin.
“We’ve had Bob Dylan and we’ve had Jennifer Hudson. Gloria Estefan and Los Lobos. Aretha, Patti, Smokey,” Obama said in his opening remarks. “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.”