Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Justin Timberlake Says President Obama Is the "Coolest Guy I Ever Met"—Watch Now!

Justin Timberlake, Jay Leno

Justin Timberlake thinks President Obama is pretty awesome. The "Suit & Tie" singer stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and talked about performing at the White House in May for the "In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul" concert (since the theme was Memphis soul, it only made sense that the Memphis-native star was a part of the festivities). After Jay Leno played a clip from his performance, Timberlake said, "Man, he's the coolest guy I ever met. Let me just say that." J.T. went on to explain that he wasn't the only one to acknowledge POTUS' cool factor. "We rehearsed and he had some meeting out of state, and he showed up on the Air Force One helicopter and I felt weird, I'm like in his house—this is where he lives—and he's not there, and—I didn't steal anything, I just wanna say that—but he shows up and the helicopter lands and the thing rolls out and he's just like [mimics strut]," he said. "The camera operators, the producers, everybody who was rehearsing, we all stopped to watch President Obama and he struts off the thing and it was like dead silent, and I looked at everybody and I said, 'Daddy's home.'" Plus, the celeb, who's currently feeling under the weather with a sinus infection and joked that he's currently "on drugs," talked about some instances when he's had to perform while feeling sick. "I've had the ones where you have the garbage bucket right by the side of the stage, and every time the lights go down, you run over and exorcise the demons." But that's nothing compared to what happened in Brazil! Watch the clip to hear the story. (E! Online is part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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