Put a Ring on This: Obama Likes 'Single Ladies'

No, silly—the Beyoncé song (and video!)
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2009 1:06 PM CST

(Newser) – Maybe at the next inauguration, Barack Obama will provide the musical entertainment. As the then-president-elect hobnobbed with the stars who appeared at the Jan. 18 concert at the Lincoln Memorial, John Legend caught him on video as he and wife Michelle greeted Beyoncé. “Mr. President, you didn’t tell Beyoncé about 'Single Ladies'? Your rendition?” Michelle said. Obama smiled, then did the singer's signature hand flip.

"I'm not like Justin," Obama said, referring to Justin Timberlake's leotard-and-tights-clad appearance in a Saturday Night Live spoof of the hit song's video. “I didn’t put on the outfit. [But] I didn’t want my girls to think that I couldn’t, you know. … I got a little something.”