The President has got a lot of attention for his apparently impromptu performance of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem earlier this month. But it took late night comedian Jay Leno to ask his wife what she thought.
Michelle Obama admitted that the President sings to her “all the time” and generally sticks to the “classics,” including Green, Stevie Wonder (whose music they often used on the campaign trail in 2008) and Marvin Gaye — and she said she had no idea he would break into song on stage until she saw the clip on YouTube.
As for his Republican rival’s on-stage performance of “America, The Beautiful,” Obama politely called it “… beautiful.”
Watch the clip, which aired on MSNBC’s “Way Too Early” on February 1, 2012, below.