Barack Obama, born Barack Hussein Obama II, talks about the time he danced with Prince on stage in a guest appearance on David Letterman's Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
The former U.S. President recalls the time his daughter Sasha pulled him to the dance floor to dance with her and Prince. It happened months before the singer's death when he performed at the White House in June 2015. The "When Dove's Cry" singer died in April 2016 from an overdose of painkillers. He was 57.
Obama recalls that Prince initially invited Sasha, whom he describes as an excellent dancer, on to the floor to dance. However, his daughter pulled him up to join her, which he says surprised him, because she always mocks his dancing. Yet, Obama agreed because he has "dad moves." The 56-year old then explains how to perfect the "dad moves."
"I think the key is what we call 'staying in the pocket.' You gotta stay in the pocket because, I think everybody here knows dads who get out of the pocket," Obama says in the preview Netflix released for the show.
The preview also shows a photo of Obama and Sasha on the dance floor, busting some moves with Prince and his band. The American politician is clearly enjoying his time as proven by the grin on his face, as he dances with his now-16-year-old daughter. The image shows Obama with his arms crossed in front of him and his fingers in a snapping position.
Obama later explains to Letterman and the audience how to stay in the pocket. Simply, the person needs to avoid doing dance moves that could potentially make him or her look silly to others.
"And they're trying stuff that they can't really pull off. And you know, they start doing like karate kicks and all kinds of stuff," Obama continues and questions Letterman if he does karate kicks too.
Aside from his "dad moves," Obama also talks about his family and his life since he ended his presidential term on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. He also shares his opinions on the most pressing issues facing the country.
Obama opens the talk show which premieres on Friday, Jan. 12. A new episode comes out on Netflix every month in 2018. Other guests on the hour-long show include George Clooney, Tina Fey, JAY-Z, Howard Stern, and Malala Yousafzai.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is Letterman's first hosting gig after coming out of retirement. He is best known for his work on CBS' The Late Show.