US President Barack Obama’s mashup version of Drake’s smash single “Hotline Bling” in seriously trending on social media. A YouTube video showed Obama singing and dancing to Drake’s popular song through bites from his speeches spliced and mashed up into one epic piece.
YouTuber Fadi Selah, who owns YouTube account “BarackDubs” and made the Obama/Drake remix video, also put the president’s head on Drake’s body for some comical dance moves.
Is the president joining Drake’s new album? Obama may not be on Drake’s upcoming “Views from the 6” album but he is certainly making hype of “Hotline Bling.”
So far, the Obama/Drake mashup video has over 825,000 views.
According to NBC News, Selah began posting Obama mashup videos back in January 2012 and said he chose Obama as the subject of his videos because he is one of the world’s biggest celebrities.
“Whether you love him or hate him, he’s a rock star president. People across the world know him and you can see that in [comments]. People say, ‘I hate Obama, but I love this video.’ Or ‘I love Obama and I love this video.’ So he’s this all encompassing character and a rock star. Who doesn’t want to hear him sing?,” NBC News quoted him saying.
Meanwhile, the “Hotline Bling” craze continues.
Thirteen celebrities, including Bryan Cranston, Kristen Wiig, Amy Schumer, Elizabeth Banks and Seth Rogen, recited the hit song in a hilarious video released by W magazine.
In the video, the A-list celebrities made their most dramatic reading of some of the song’s memorable lyrics.
Schumer said: “You got a reputation for yourself now,” while Rogen confusedly said: “Ever since I left the city.”
Toward the end of the video, Cranston said: “That can only mean . . . one thing” in his huskily voice like his famous Walter White charater in “Breaking Bad.”
Us Weekly noted that Justin Bieber, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani also have their own spins on the song, and the music video even inspired an awesome mashup by “The Avengers” stars.
The American rapper previously said he is willing to do “Hotline Bling” remix with Adele.
“I’d do anything with Adele. “I’d literally go to Adele’s house right now and do laundry for her,” Drake said.
Meanwhile, Drake upcoming album, “Views From The 6,” is expected to be released in January 2016.