When Memes Collide: Obama “Sings” Bieber’s “Boyfriend”

Bieber and Obama - Boyfriend - holding
Posted on 06/25/2012 at 5:05 PM

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The Popdust Files: barack obama, Boyfriend, justin bieber, lip dubs, viral videos

Recipe for the perfect viral ideo: Combine two parts YouTube and one part C-Span in a pot and stir well. Add extract of The Daily What and essence of Obama Girl, and sprinkle in the tweets of Beliebers. Add a pinch of swag, swag, swag, swag, and let it simmer on low heat until it becomes fondue. Serves millions (of YouTube hits).

Really, though, there are two good reasons for this video to exist, reasons that not even the last Obama lipdub, of “Call Me Maybe,” can boast. Reason one: the intro suggests that Bieber beat Obama in a celebrity basketball tournament, which renders “That’s How I Beat Shaq” completely irrelevant. Reason two: Obama says “swag.” You know you were secretly hoping for that.

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