Barack Obama couldn't shake his 'dad moves' while dancing with Prince

He relives the moment during David Letterman's upcoming Netflix series.
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Barack Obama is a known Prince fan.

In 2015, the former president hosted a very secretive party at the White House for about 500 people, and it included a lengthy live performance by Prince – with a Stevie Wonder cameo – Rolling Stone reported

"Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent," Obama said in a statement after Prince's death, adding: "Nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative."

But despite that kind of reverence, Obama still wasn't much of a dancer when the Minnesota-born superstar's music was playing.

That's straight from Obama himself, in the first clip from David Letterman's upcoming Netflix seriesMy Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

In it, Obama explains that during a live Prince performance in the months before his death, the Purple One invited Sasha on stage to dance.

"And she's an excellent dancer," Obama said of his daughter. 

But then she invited her presidential dad up – which surprised Obama because, as he says in the clip, "She always mocks my dancing. I have dad moves."

It's a pretty short segment – from there, Obama talks about "staying in the pocket" while dancing, which Letterman finds pretty funny.

The full 60-minute episode premieres Jan. 12. There will be six shows in total (at least for now), with further guests including George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, and Howard Stern.

In addition to the interviews, Letterman will be doing some field segments. 

It's his first TV gig since leaving The Late Show back in 2015.

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