Obama & Jimmy Fallon Use Beyonce's "Lemonade" & Rihanna's "Work" As Inspiration To Talk The POTUS' Legacy — ViDEO
On Thursday night, President Obama made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where the two slow jammed the news in memory of Obama's eight years in office, which are quickly coming to an end. The slow jam music was provided by The Roots, who serve as the show's house band. Some of the important topics of their jam included the recession that Obama was elected into in 2008, the Affordable Care Act, and, of course, the 2016 elections. And it wouldn't be right unless Obama made a jab at Donald Trump, even if claimed he didn't want to "name any names."
The two made references to Beyoncé's Lemonade album, referring to Obama as "Baracky with the good hair," and a reference to Rihanna's "Work" when Fallon suggested that the TPP would put "everyday Americans back to work, work, work, work, work."
But the pivotal moment of their epic slow jam came when Fallon asked Obama, "Mr. President, since you're here, I gotta ask, have you been watching all the election coverage this week about Donald Trump?" And Obama responded with the perfect comeback, when he said, "No, but I have been watching my new favorite show, 'Orange is not the new black," to which Fallon says, "I'm gonna need you to Netflix and chill."
Check out the full clip below.
Some of the other notable moments of their jam include the two discussing Obama's work to stimulate the economy in the wake of one of this country's worst recessions in 2008. Obama said, "We've added 14 million new jobs and lowered the unemployment rate to just under 5 percent. ... We were able to stimulate the economy and get our country back on track."
Fallon offers back-up with the words, "Oh yeah, President Obama stimulated long-term growth, in both the public and the private sector. In 2008, the country wasn't feeling in the mood. It was too tired and stressed. It said it had a headache. Barack lit some candles and got some silky, satin sheets, told the America people 'yes, we can.'"
The president said he was proud of the progressive strides this country has made under his leadership, including moving ahead on the climate debate, offering affordable health care, and legalizing gay marriage.
The clip ends with Obama saying, "This country's best days are yet to come," while The Roots in the background sang, "Once you go Barack, you will never go back." Sorry, Donald.
Images: The Tonight Show (1), Giphy (1)