Questlove was a guest on Broken Record podcast and he shared the story of when President Obama asked him to play French Montana during a White House party.

Questlove explained they while he was DJing, President Obama came up and asked him to play French Montana because his daughters weren’t enjoying themselves.


View this post on Instagram


Realist real list of thangs I seenT at the White House tonight: 10) the cp time factor of the first fam. Made me feel justified. 9) @usher & his 11th hour audible ideas 8) @morereginahall’s joking the Obama’s leaving is the most devastating occurrence since Free & AJ left #106thAndPark 7) Dave Chapelle flaunting the fact he got to play w Bo the Dog earlier 6) security expressing shock to me “wait, all to do in this house tonight and Chapelle was more excited about meeting the dog!? 😳 5) Obama requesting the ENTIRE song #TheBizness be performed tonight & De La/Com making it a bboy affair. 4) 4 ladies snackin on chicken wangs at the WH piano 3) BBD KILLING “Poison” & everybody dancin w/ wreckless abandonment 2) me having my first Hennessy ever 1) d nice playing “Ante Up” “Party Up” “Make Am Say Uhh” “Shook Ones”—like the look on George Washington face as we defiantly sang EVERY lyric….haaaaaaa!!!!!!

A post shared by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on

“And I’m like, ‘Sir! I don’t have the clean versions of that.’ He’s like, ‘We’re all adults here. Play it!’ I’m like, ‘Sir, I’m not gonna play ‘Pop that pu**y, bitch, what ya twerkin’ wit,’” recalled Questlove.

The Roots drummer said that he was forced into retirement for six months after that night.

The part that covers Obama and the White House party can be heard at around the 22:00 minute mark.

More about:

Recently Played

Euphoria (Drake Diss)Kendrick Lamar
Rich Baby DaddyDrake F/ Sexyy Red &Amp; Sza
Million Dollar BabyTommy Richman
Lovin&Apos; On MeJack Harlow
After HoursKehlani