Getting onstage and busting a move with music icon Prince has got to be difficult. It's got to be even more difficult when your dancing is mostly "dad moves."
In a newly released teaser from David Letterman's new Netflix interview series "My First Guest Needs No Introduction," former president Barack Obama talks about doing just that a few months before the musician's death.
"And Prince asked Sasha to come up and dance, and she's an excellent dancer," Obama says of his daughter in the clip. "Then Sasha pulls me up, which surprises me because she always mocks my dancing. But I have 'dad moves.' And I think the key is what we call 'staying in the pocket.' Right? You gotta stay in the pocket because I think everybody here knows dads who get out of the pocket, and they're trying stuff that they can't really pull off. They start doing like karate kicks."
Fortunately, despite having "dad moves," karate kicks aren't in Obama's dance repertoire.
The show is Letterman's first TV project since leaving his late-night show in 2015, and Obama is the first guest--plus it's Obama's first talk-show appearance since leaving office in 2016, not counting a stint on Jimmy Fallon's "Slow Jam the News" bit. "My First Guest Needs No Introduction" premieres on Netflix today, Friday, Jan. 12, with new episodes to be released monthly focusing on one individual. Future guests include Jay-Z, Howard Stern, George Clooney, Tina Fey and Malala Yousafzai.
For more of Obama's taste in music, check out his summer playlist, released in 2016.