A YouTube video that shows the US President Barack Obama “singing” one of LMFAO’s hit songs, “Sexy And I Know It”, has gone viral in just a few days.
The music video, which was uploaded to YouTube less than four days ago, already has in excess of 3 million views.
On Monday baracksdubs uploaded the video to Bloggers-tv.gr. In January the same blogger uploaded a similar video to the site, in which Obama appeared to be singing Lady GaGa’s “Born This Way”.
In both cases, footage featuring the US President has been edited together to give the impression of his singing the songs in question.
Meanwhile, Obama has been known to break out into song himself. In 2010, he performed a duet with ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, singing the Beatles’ song “Hey Jude”. Then, in January 2012, the US commander-in-chief gave a short rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” during a speech he was making at New York’s Apollo Theatre.
Of Obama’s “Sexy And I Know It”, a fellow YouTube blogger, ryoujika, commented, “It’s funny how the video is about the “American” president but most of the comments are not in English.”
LMFAO – a Californian-based electropop band, formed in 2006 by uncle/nephew relatives Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy) and SkyBlu (Skyler Austen Gordy) – derives its name from the text-message slang abbreviation for “Laughing My F*****g Ass Off” (with the four asterisks representing the letters “u”, “c”, “k”, “i” and “n”).