The former president was a guest on "The Tonight Show" on Friday, Dec. 4, where he and host Jimmy Fallon were reminiscing about their "Slow Jam the News" segments from previous episodes.
Fallon remembered that during a June 2016 visit, the host wanted Obama to "stiffly" sing the chorus to Rihanna's 2016 smash hit "Work." But the politician wanted to sing the part in a looser fashion that is more similar to how the singer herself performs it.
"Are you saying that that would have affected my legacy?" Obama asked jokingly. "Because that is a jam, and I know that jam well, so I'm a little insulted that you didn't think I could pull it off."
The former commander in chief pointed out that he respects that younger people today are willing to listen to a wide variety of music. He mentioned that daughter Sasha will bounce around between different genres, whether it's 2Chainz, Elvis Presley, Drake or even classical music.
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"They don't think in terms of categories," he said.
Speaking of Drake, Fallon also brought up the fact that the rapper said years ago that he would be interested in portraying the 44th president in a biopic, and that Obama himself said in a Complex interview last month that the "Laugh Now Cry Later" performer has his "household's stamp of approval."
Clearly, anyone who can sing along to "Work" has more than enough speed in their delivery.