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President Obama Knows his SNL!

It seems SNL has some impressive viewers …

Singer John Legend was filming backstage at the January 18th inaugural concert, which captured some of the world’s top musicians giddily awaiting their chance to greet the President and First Lady. I don’t think anyone was prepared for the following exchange, as transcribed by EW’s Popwatch:

Michelle Obama: “Mr. President, you didn’t tell Beyonce about ‘Single Ladies’? Your rendition?”
Barack Obama: [chuckles] “Oh! I’m not like Justin. I didn’t put on the outfit. But I didn’t want my girls thinking that I couldn’t, you know…I got a lil’ something.”

Obama then follows it up with one of the hand twirl moves from the video!

I don’t know what’s cooler – that Obama knows his pop culture and musical references, or that he’s seen the oh-so-awesome SNL sketch that parodied Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” video.


Timberlake on the “Single Ladies” Sketch

One of SNL’s funniest sketches of this season nearly didn’t happen. In a pre-Grammy Awards interview with Katie Couric, Justin Timberlake revealed that Beyonce had some serious reservations about the “Single Ladies” sketch, which put JT, Andy Samberg and Bobby Moynihan in tights and heels as backup dancers for the diva’s latest video.

The Associated Press reports:


When Beyonce told him she was having second thoughts about a sketch where Timberlake was to “audition” for a video, he showed up at her dressing room in a robe covering a leotard. He dropped the robe and stood there, staring into space. Beyonce’s reply: “I can’t look anywhere but your face right now.”

Thanks, Beyonce, for agreeing to it! You could have prevented the world from seeing JT and the boys in action, and hearing JT say “We’re the dan-cers”!

Photo Courtesy of MTV