Watch: Super chill South African teenager raps for President Obama, denies him a fist bump

07.01.13 4 years ago

President Obama is nothing if not a “cool nerd,” which is probably the best category of person to belong to. This cool nerdness was on full display in South Africa the other day, where the President encountered a 15-year-old rapper named Aviwe Mtongana while on a tour of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre in Cape Town.

After encouraging Aviwe to perform, which the kid totally did without breaking a sweat, President Obama tried to treat him to a fist bump. And he was TOTALLY DENIED — which I’m going to chalk up to some sort of cultural disconnect. To compensate, our great and goofy leader made a joke about “dropping the mic,” because he is very much in the know about all things hip hop, and now I want to marry him forever.

(via Jezebel)

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