So, a President and a Vietnamese woman walk into a room together, right. And…President Obama‘s final days in office continue to give the world some A1 news fodder. This time he was seen and heard in Vietnam trying to beatbox for a rapper who was asking a question from the crowd. Keyword: try.
A woman named Suboi who has been called “Queen of Hip Hop in Vietnam” stood up to ask the President to offer some words on how important the arts are to a country’s development. In her question, she slipped in that she was a rapper. When Obama heard this, he asked her to spit something. He even offered to back her up by beatboxing, and we use that term loosely.
While Obama has earned cool points in the past for brushing dirt off his shoulder like Jay Z and helping Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton freestyle on the White House Rose Garden he might have scored a goose egg at his attempt of beatboxing.
But hey, you can’t really front though. This is probably the first and last time we will ever see a United States President try anything like this.
Peep the video below.