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President Barack Obama BUSTS OUT Rendition Of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" At The Apollo!

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Last night during a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York City, President Barack Obama pulled out all the stops including belting out Rev. Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." Watch the video inside and see photos from President Obama's visit to the home of director Spike Lee and wife Tonya Lee Lewis....

On the road to re-election, President Obama isn't holding anything back when it comes to getting folks to donate to his campaign.  And last night at the Apollo, President Obama did as anyone would do at the historical theater, and showed off a voice we never knew he had.

During his speech, he made a gesture towards Rev. Al Green (who was in the audience) and sang a note or two of "Let's Stay Together."

No Sandman.

FUN FACT:  President Obama is the first sitting president to attend the Apollo!

Watch the video here:

 

Earlier in the evening, President Obama was guest of honor at an intimate affair with director Spike Lee and his wife Tonya Lee Lewis and 45 guests (including Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon) at their Upper East Side brownstone. A ticket for the event was $35,800!  Spike tweeted two pics from the evening....

 

And tweeted,

President Obama Is A Huge Bulls And Jordan Fan. Here He Holds His Gift Of Spizikes From MJ Himself.

Also--

The Lee Family (Left To Right) Jackson,Satchel,Tonya And Myself With The President Of The U.S Of A.

 

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I am so tired of all this

I am so tired of all this black people need to stick together, white people need to stick together. Both black and white people spilled their blood during the civil war. we all need to stick together and really study all candidates. I agree the field of presidential candidates out there are not the best and I include Obama in that whole group. there is no one out there that has our best interests at heart. Its going to be really tough on who to vote for.
Anonymous's picture

I wish all of you Obama

I wish all of you Obama haters would get on the do-nothing Congress who won't pass his job's bill or anything else that he proposes like you criticize him! They are the ones who must pass all of the things that you are criticizing him for not doing. Even if you do not like him, look at the alternative! We are in deep trouble if those racist, immoral, incompassionate clowns get in The White House! Like the President I love says, "Let's Stay Together!" Re-elect President Obama!
Anonymous's picture

Yeah Spike!

Yeah Spike!
Star's picture

Mr. President: Will you get

Mr. President: Will you get me a pair of Spizikes before February? I've got you on this next election. Size 9 women/7.5 men. Much love. Lol
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Anonymous's picture

SSSSSSSSSSSSH!!!!!!He's

SSSSSSSSSSSSH!!!!!!He's protected----God said so.
Anonymous 's picture

There's nothing wrong with

There's nothing wrong with being critical of the president, ANY president. The people who voted him in, have every right to hold him accountable. Some people voted for him strictly because he was black and/or had "swag", but others voted for him based off of his promised policies. For every politician, people need to learn to separate "personality" from "policies" and pay attention to what's really going on. Saying that, I will vote for President Obama again--not because of my loyalty to his blackness or "swag", but because I'm willing to give him another 4 years to try to correct this madness that's going on out here, no other candidate can/will do any better, and because I know his strings are being yanked by Wall Street oligarchs. However, I am a bit disappointed in his continuation of all of the Bush policies (ie. No Child Left Behind, the Patriot Act, Taxes, etc...), not having a public option in the Health Care Reform bill and now this new National Defense Authorization Act.
Anonymous's picture

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Anonymous's picture

As a sidebar, I wasn’t mad at

As a sidebar, I wasn’t mad at Newt Gingrach for getting pissy at the CNN Debate commentator for bringing up the fact that his ex wife said that he wanted an open marriage. And in fact, I even liked his answer. HOWEVER, You are a target for media sources right now. All your ish will be aired. And I don’t want you, your skank mistress turned 3rd wife in the Whitehouse that my ancestors helped build. The Republican candidates are indeed dropping like flies in their run for Presidency. I have a feeling that POTUS will be running alone the closer it gets to election. With all of THAT being said, (even though swag won’t get you re-elected) he embodied it in his Al Green rendition of Let’s Stay Together. In fact, I think his 2012 Campaign slogan should be “Let’s Stay Together!”.
Anonymous's picture

I agree with you on our Prez'

I agree with you on our Prez' swag & Let's Stay Together as a re-election slogan. However, I must disagree on Newt Gingrich's response to the questions about his marriage last night. He's full of -ish: and if the shoe were on the other foot...if Obama had an ex who aired the same dirty laundry, EVERY comment by Gingrich, EVERY ad he ran, EVERY interview he gave, he would talk about it from today thru November, 11:59PM on Election Night! He would discuss it in every forum, EVERY-CHANCE HE GOT!!!! Oh so now he doesn't want to talk about it? Its shameful that he be asked such things on a debate? Really? I don't see how ANY person of color in these United States could agree with New Gingrich on ANYTHING: not when he calls Obama the 'food stamp' president, says that blacks are lazy and that we should want jobs not government hand-outs (hello-like we aren't working every DAMN day already)...he says we should be *content* with janitorial jobs. Fuck-a-Newt-Gingrich: with his big head, his hypocritical, narrow-minded views, his pasty 3rd wife and his six-figure debt at Tiffany's: when we have people out here with no heat and no food. He is out of touch and arrogant about it. Well my black ass is arrogant too. I cannot WAIT to pull the lever in the voting booth in November. For Barack Obama!!!!
Godiva-Diva...Re-elect Obama!!!'s picture

HEEELLL YEAH to that post!!!

HEEELLL YEAH to that post!!!
JOUJOU's picture

I agree with both of your

I agree with both of your comments! And I will be pulling that lever for OUR PRESIDENT To STAY RIGHT THERE IN HIS HOUSE WHERE HE BELONGS.....RIGHT ON !!!
Anonymous's picture

I felt like even though it

I felt like even though it may or may not have been the format to discuss his extra marital affairs, I just think that anyone else would've responded similarly. And yes, he's full of doo doo. I am not a supporter of his. IMO, even if people to don’t vote for Obama, he probably will win be default because again, the Republicans are 1. Dropping out and 2. Are NOT qualified.
Anonymous's picture

Love Obama! Not just bc of

Love Obama! Not just bc of all that swag. Why can't that man be a real person without being bashed for it. HOW BOUT THOSE OF YOU WITH ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS RUN THE COUNTRY. STFU!
Anonymous's picture

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Anonymous's picture

I love President Obama, and

I love President Obama, and he will remain PRESIDENT Obama in the following term!
Anonymous's picture

Luvs Obama. He's versatile &

Luvs Obama. He's versatile & about his business when he has to be: likeable and cool when he's relaxed. In other words, he's HUMAN. He's an intelligent man, a class act who loves God, his country, his BLACK wife and their kids. Hell-to-the-yes I will rock the vote for him again in November. Re-elect President Obama!!!!!
Godiva-Diva...Re-elect Obama!!!'s picture

Obama thinks black ppl are so

Obama thinks black ppl are so dumb, all he has to do is sing an Al Green song (eg. Bill Clinton playing sax on Arsenio) and he's got our vote in the bag-nope, gotta come stronger than that for me.
LA's picture

Hey i said the exact

Hey i said the exact samething sis, but black people will argue you down!!!! We easily misguided !!!!
LetsGetIt's picture

No, white people think you

No, white people think you are so dumb, for you so easily continue to be misled. God when are you guys going to see they are using the same old tactics of planting lies and seeds of distrust to "turn us against one another" for the sole purpose of keeping us where we are, and that's NO WHERE. Is Barack Obama doing anything to better the African American community? I say yes, not as drastically as one may hope for-but progress is being made. More powerful than putting money in our communities is the seed that has been implanted in our minds of "possibility", "knowledge" that we can actually "achieve" something. That's what white America is really scared of, just in case you didn't know-and if you buy now have not discovered that that is who you are fighting against i don't know what to tell you. I want Obama to do more for us? Well, what more? What ARE YOU doing? What good is it going to do you to have a free scholarship to an expensive IV league university if you can't read? If you think by not voting for him your going to make ANYTHING better for yourself or black people you got to be the biggest idiot in town. And that's exactly what they want you to do, the republican party's been planning this shit since he's gotten into office (I remember Feb of 2009-watching Fox news and within one month of being present that started "saying", "well he promised hope and nothing has changed". ONE MONTH! It can take up to EIGHT YEARS for results to be seen when a change occurs in the gov't. You are smart enough to do the math on that? Call him whatever you want, think of him whatever you will-even if he does nothing-him being in office is a slap in the face to white America. Id rather have him up there singing Al Green than Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney? I tell you Obama not being re-elected will be the greatest harm the african american community will ever see. Can you imagine the internal defeat and devastation young black kinds esp black boys (who probably for the first time ever seen a black man in such stature) could reap if he looses? Better go read you some books and Willie Lynch 's letter, and understand the mental breakdown that has been instituted upon your very own-before you think your dumb for supporting him. We've already been "made dumb" by their tactics. Presently (in number) Black people everywhere are the dumbest people on the face of this fucking earth! Not because were inherently stupid but because we so foolishly persists to go unaware while we have access to a wealth of information at our disposal (and I don't want to hear shit about we have no money in our schools-all these black kids with internet access-with facebook and twitter accounts! We now have access to everything! But we would rather watch 106 and park "online" instead of reading something informative via that same access. No difference with television-don't blame Barack for your lack, blame yourself. But back to the point-not supporting him will prove in essence how really dumb we are, how self defeating we are, and how we are still until this day being used as ploys to destroy our own. When you really think about it, we could be just as guilty for working for racist white America as he is (if you believe that he is).
jennifer10's picture

You sound real damn

You sound real damn stupid...No Clinton thought we were dumb which is why he played the sax...Obama is around his ppl whom he feels very comfortable around...GTFOH what you want Newt to be the president???? Go Play in traffic with your ignorant self. Self Hatred you should work on that
Taytay's picture

STFU..You sound real damn

STFU..You sound real damn stupid..Clinton thought we were stupid which is why he played the sax... The president is among his ppl whom he is most comfortable around...WTF you want Newt to be the president??? Go play in traffic
Taytay's picture

I know-"don't say nothing

I know-"don't say nothing about 'My President', he's black. Okay, black folks. See how far that gets you. This is a man who signed the National Defense Authorization Act (which essentially allows the govt to take u into custody WITHOUT CHARGE), aprroved of CIA's fast and furious, continued the war in Afghanistan and gave 800 billion to Wall Street-but he is Black! Do your homework, people.
LA's picture

Obviously you didn't do tour

Obviously you didn't do tour homework. As an Independent voter I can see how you would think what you said was true. Congress passed a Bill that would essentially display America's racism. Who do you think this bill will effect? Blacks & Latinos. Obama knows that. He did play fast ans furious with the CIA and that resulted in Osama bin Laden getting his noodles blown out. George Bush proposed a $750 billion dollar bail out when Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac and Bank of America were on the verge of bankruptcy. Republicans voted against it assuming the financial crisis was a simple case of money mismanagement. By the time President Obama took office it was either save the White folks with the money or let EVERYBODY drown. No, I don't think Obama is the best President and I wanted to vote for him because he did a good job, but we'll have to vote for him because everybody else would have us shucking corn or picking cotton again. So I'd check my facts if I were you before you continue to spew this untrue rhetoric. But I appreciate your passion for what you hold to be true! Take that ans vote dot the candidate YOU believe can turn a country around in 4yrs.
Michelle Antoinette 's picture

What has any of the white 51

What has any of the white 51 Presidents done for you or your ppl...Self Hatred is a B*tch... What you though with all that cock blocking in the House that he was going to be able to shut everything down and push and all black agenda...White ppl still think he's not a US citizen..It's a thing called compromise which he is very good at..You win some and you lose some...Hands down he's the best pres we have ever had... Yes better than Clinton cuz I guarantee your old slave master ass has no idea the crooked shit he did when he was in office but you want to attack your own ppl..GTFOH
Taytay's picture

Before you start catching the

Before you start catching the Holy Ghost, why don't you look up some of the things I mentioned & ask yourself IF Obama were white, would you be satisfied with his performance? The fact that he spoke out AGAINST war in Iraq, ended combat in Iraq so that he could re-up in Afghanistan, go into an illegal war in Libiya, give billions to your cronies on Wall Street, force folks to default on their credit by raising their minimum pmts, give Mexican drug cartels guns...but, ok. I think the reason most ppl voted for him in 2008 is out of curiosity-'what will a black President be like?' Well, now we know-he can screw us just like a white man ;)
LA's picture

Oh so you think that Mitt,

Oh so you think that Mitt, Newt, Ron, or (heaven forbid) Rick are more suitable than our current President? You must really be sniffing the glue. I really think you're one of those Fox News posters that love to stir the pot when you have ZERO things to say. You make a huge issue out of a man who's joking with his audience about a darned song. Get over it and talk to Bill O' Stupid and Greta. Better yet I'm sure Rush Limbaugh needs a new Obama critic. You know those people well I'm just sure of it.
iluvmusic2's picture

Couldn't have said it better

Couldn't have said it better myself...
As An Observer Only...'s picture

Have 346,532 seats. When you

Have 346,532 seats. When you show your character...idiots will show their horns. Would you rather him break out into a midwinter night's waltz in Rockerfeller Plaza?! Who you gonna vote for? Newt Gingrich?! Have another seat.
SEE KAN TY RED's picture

So what better choices do we

So what better choices do we have???? Enlightened me. I'm sure you didn't catch the GOP debate last night, so please take a seat.
cmac's picture

Vote Republican than! Dumb

Vote Republican than! Dumb ass comment. Truth be told, the alternative to Obama does not have your back AT ALL and is completly disconnected with YOUR reality. If you want a good reason to vote for him, look at his track record. Obama is too humble, and although that is a great quality, it is a detriment to him because igorant people like you have no clue what he has done for the country.
YouAndMe's picture

I was there at the Apollo

I was there at the Apollo last night. India.Arie and Al Green were great!!! President Obama riled up and rallied his base. Not just Black folks but folks that think like him and want him to win.
Anonymous's picture

I love it !!! Team Obama

I love it !!! Team Obama
the Bucket's picture

lol the Pres. is too funny!

lol the Pres. is too funny! Don't 4 get to vote in November ppl! All u young ppl on here go and vote bcuz we actually played a big part with him winning in 2008. That's the advantage he had that Mccain didn't. So get out and do it again... #VoteObama2012
Anonymous's picture

Okay I will. Ilove and

Okay I will. Ilove and respect him.
Anonymous's picture

How nice of the Lees to have

How nice of the Lees to have a fundraiser at their lovely home and I truly enjoy and appreciate President Obama's intelligence, fun and down to earth nature. I applaud our president for the many challenges he has endured as well as the positive changes made and may he only get better in the next four years !!!!!!!!! #Team Obama - YES WE CAN AND WILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!
pinksugar's picture

look at fake as Spike! He

look at fake as Spike! He came to my school talkin all kinds of trash about president Obama... now he over here snappin cute pics with him... #GFOHspike
Anonymous's picture

What black ppl like you fail

What black ppl like you fail to realize is that when Tavis Smiley, Spike or Dr.Cornell West are critical of Obama they are doing it so that he can succed to let him know the ppl who voted for him still have his back during this tumultous time... It's not hating, It's tough love...Sometimes Barack has faltered to what the republicans want and we dont like that..That in no way means he does not like the pres..Get you life together
Taytay's picture

pres.obama is the ultimate

pres.obama is the ultimate crush in my book. everything about that man is on point. his charisma, charm, elegance, humility, intelligence, love for his wife, for his chldren. His honest passion to do the right thing. This man is a wondeful testament of what a real man is. I would never compare him to Bill Clinton, personally I think Pres.Obama exceeds any man in Washington before and after him. This man has integrity, and motivation. He's just a beautiful person. Fact-Tina Turner wrote, "Let's Stay Together", and Al Green version is an reindition. They have been friends for years.
Bohwe's picture

Well said, i share in your

Well said, i share in your sentiment for President Obama. He is what Salt and Peppa rapped about in "Whata man, whata man, whata mighty good man..." Of course, he has my vote in 2012!
Anonymous's picture

Black ppl, PLEASE PLEASE

Black ppl, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEEEEEE VOTE 2012! WHOEVER YOUR VOTE IS CAST FOR JUST MAKE SURE YOU MAKE IT COUNT! I'M ROOTING FOR OBAMA NOT BECAUSE OF HIS SMOOTH VOICE, BUTTERY SKIN, AND CHARMING NATURE...OR THE MIDNIGHT DREAMS I HAVE ABOUT HIM *clears throat*..BUT BECAUSE HE'S KEPT EVERY SINGLE 2008 CAMPAIGN PROMISE FROM LOWERING TUITION RATES, BRINGING THE TROOPS HOME, TAX BREAKS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, THE CAPTURE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN, JOB CREATION, AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE etc. so VOTE if you're like me and wanna stay on your parents health insurance til 25! yesssirrrrrrrrrr. #overandout
Anonymous's picture

For a long time, I wasn't

For a long time, I wasn't attracted to black men, and then Pres.Obama appeared, and he changed my mind. But, then again there are more, Pookies than there are Barack Obama's in the world.
Bohwe's picture

I would like to see a video

I would like to see a video of the president talking about his plans for this nation. Although the current unemployment rate is lower, many college graduates are having a hard time to find jobs. That makes it difficult to pay student loans. There are other issues such as health insurance and poverty. Instead of him singing let's stay together, he should address the issues that affect many Americans.
Anonymous's picture

Maybe if you picked up a

Maybe if you picked up a newspaper instead of spending time on blogs you would come across an article or 100 noting exactly what you are requesting. REAL news the president makes doesn't make it to this blog. Only entertaining news like his vacations or him singing(which I can only imagine him lovingly doing with Michelle). Expand you horizons and you discover a plethora of information about poverty, health care, student loans, etc coming straight from our president's mouth. The information is out there, you have a responibility to do your part. Get off the blogs and get involved!
Anonymous's picture

Good answer!!!

Good answer!!!
As An Observer Only...'s picture

While I agree with you, "Lets

While I agree with you, "Lets stay together" was a mere 15 seconds. He still has plenty of time to talk about all that stuff. I think it is okay for him to relax for 15 seconds...
Anonymous's picture

Thank you! Tell it! If they'd

Thank you! Tell it! If they'd like to see a video of what his plans are, there are a plethora of them out there, including right here --> http://www.whitehouse.gov/podcast/video/weekly-addresses/rss.xml. Can we give the man a break? At least for 15 seconds like you said?
Anonymous's picture

I love our President! If I

I love our President! If I had 35 grand to spare I woulda been there! lol!
Anonymous's picture

I would like to see a video

I would like to see a video of the president talking about his plans for this nation. Although the current unemployment rate is lower, many college graduates are having a hard time to find jobs. That makes it difficult to pay student loans. There are other issues such as health insurance and poverty. Instead of him singing let's stay together, he should address the issues that affect many Americans.
Anonymous's picture

If you'd prefer to read/ see

If you'd prefer to read/ see the President tackling more weight issues... might I suggest you do so via other platforms, i.e. NOT an entertainment blog. Do you read the NYTimes every morning? CSPAN? Politico?
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