He’s not even trying to pretend he cares.

OBAMA: My girl, Janelle Monae. (Applause.) Janelle has performed at the White House, like, 15 times. And we — there’s going to be an official Janelle Monae room in the White House. (Laughter.) We love her. Michelle and I love Janelle. We love her energy. We love her talent. But we most of all love her character. And anybody who gets a chance to talk to her, this is just a remarkable, strong, smart young lady.

And I have to say nice things about her because she may be the only person in possession of a video in which I try to keep up with her and Usher on the dance floor. (Laughter.) Now, this is top secret. She has promised that this will never be released. But she can blackmail me at any time. (Laughter.)

MS. MONAE: I love you!

THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. You do have that video, though, don’t you?

MR. MONAE: I do. (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Now, tell the truth, though, Janelle — I wasn’t bad, though, was I? (Laughter.) I’m just saying. Go ahead, testify just a little bit.

MS. MONAE: (Off mic.)

THE PRESIDENT: Let me say I did not drop in splits. (Laughter.) But I did bust a move. That I did do. (Laughter.)

HT: Andrew Malcolm

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