Love and Happiness: An Obama Celebration

By Adem Lewis / in , , /

♪ (music playing) ♪ Narrator: Ladies and
gentleman the President of the United States and
Mrs. Michelle Obama. (applause) The President:
Hello, hello, hello. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Everybody have a seat. Well, you can tell what
kind of night this is. (applause) That was not the usual
ruffles and flourishes. That was not John Philip
Sousa right there. (laughter) This must be a BET event. (applause) Hello, everybody. Audience Members: Hello. The President: Welcome
to the White House. (applause) Female Speaker:
We love you. The President:
I love you back. That’s why we’re
having this concert. So, over the past eight
years Michelle and I have set aside nights like this
to honor and celebrate the music that has
shaped America. And it’s with a little bit
of bitter sweetness that this is our final musical
evening as President and First Lady. I know. It’s going to
be all right. (laughter) (applause) It’s going to
be all right. And I want to thank BET
for helping us out tonight to throw a great party. (applause) It’s no secret that
Michelle and I love music, and we try to share our
passion with the rest of the country. But it is important to
note we are not the first occupants of this house
to fill it with music. The truth is that
throughout history, the White House has celebrated
the new and innovative. It’s even been a little
edgy once in a while. President Chester A. Arthur was ahead of his
time in inviting the all-black Fisk
Jubilee Singers. And their performance
moved him to tears. (applause) Teddy Roosevelt welcomed
Scott Joplin because his daughter wanted to
hear that new jazz. And then, guests of the
Kennedys apparently did the twist in the East
Room, which may not sound like a big deal to you,
but that was sort of the twerking of their time. (laughter) It was — (applause) — it was bold. There will also be
no twerking tonight. (laughter) At least, not by me. I don’t know about Usher. (laughter) But it makes sense because
this is the people’s house, and it ought to
reflect the amazing diversity, and the
imagination, and the incredible ingenuity that
defines the American people. And while much of the
music that you will hear this evening — gospel,
R&B, rap, is rooted in the African American
experience, it’s not just black music. This is an essential
part of the American experience. (applause) It’s a mirror to who we
are, and a reminder of who we can be. So, with that, I’m
going to stop talking. Are you ready
to get started? (applause) If so, give it up for
our first performer the amazing, the
lovely Jill Scott. (applause) Jill Scott: This song I’m
about to do is dedicated to all the working
mothers, working wives. Working women
of the world. Hello, ladies
and gentlemen! (applause) Baby, Mama be back in a
minute/Gotta hustle and handle my business/I’ll be
right back when I’m done/I gotta run run run run/I’m
superwoman/Flying through the city/There’s only one
way to make baby go and get it/Overworked. Underpaid./Lord
knows I need a raise But when I walk by the
guys say/Baby, do you wanna go for a ride? /You can cruise on down
405/cause it looks like you could be the one./I
gotta run run run run/Baby, Gotta put food
on the table/Mama’s workin’ and you know
mama’s able/I’ll be right back when I’m done/I
gotta run run run run Me, oh my/Me, myself and
I/And my baby/I tell no lie/I try for my
baby/Every night/I pray for my baby Oh. I swim the deepest sea./I
climb the highest mountain for you,
baby/Anything, oh — Somebody just put your
hands together, would you now? Mama’s gonna be there when
you’re…/Mama’s gonna be there when you’re down/I
love you, baby/But now, I gotta run run run run run
run run run run run run run/Baby . (applause) Thank you, ladies
and gentlemen. Can I get one more? Okay. Now, we get loose. I’m taking my
freedom,/Pulling it off the shelf,/Putting it on
my chain,/Wear it around my neck,/I’m taking my
freedom,/Putting it in my car,/Wherever I choose to
go,/It will take me far/ I’m livin’ my life like
it’s golden/Livin’ my life like it’s golden/Livin’
my life like it’s golden/Livin’ my life like
it’s golden/Livin’ my life, my life, my life I’m holding onto my own
freedom/Putting it in my song,/Singing loud and
strong,/Grooving all day long,/I’m taking my
freedom,/Putting it in my stroll/I’ll be
high-steppin’ y’all/ Livin’ my life like it’s
golden/Freedom/Livin’ my life like it’s
golden/Livin’ my life like it’s important/like it
matters/ life get’s better/ life get’s better/
Livin’ my life my life like it is golden/ Like
it’s golden/like it’s important/ like it
matters/ life gets blessed/ livin’ life
like it’s golden, golden Freedom./ I’m freedom/
livin’ my life like it’s golden/ like it’s
important/ like it matters/ life get’s
blessed/ like it’s my own. (applause) Narrator: BET presents
Love and Happiness: An Obama Celebration. We will return with our
hosts, Regina Hall and Terence Jade as they take
us through a night of spectacular performances,
from Common, Usher, the Roots, Leslie Odom Jr.,
Janelle Monae, De La Soul, Jill Scott, Yolanda Adams,
BBD, Michelle Williams, and Kierra Sheard, plus
special moments from Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse Williams,
Bradley Cooper, and Angela Bassett. It’s a celebration you
don’t want to miss. From the White House South
Lawn, BET presents Love and Happiness: An
Obama Celebration. And now, please welcome
your hosts, Regina Hall and Terence Jade. (applause) Terence Jade: Thank you
for having us as your hosts for this most
important evening. Love and Happiness, a
musical experience. You look amazing, Regina. Regina Hall: Thank
you, Terence. Terence Jade: Thank you. Regina Hall: We are so
honored to be here. Everything about this
first family is historic. And the BET Network felt
that you deserve an event to celebrate you for
everything that you have given us the
last eight years. And of course, for
your love of music. Terence Jade: Being able
to call you Mr. President for two terms, I think I
can speak for everyone. It’s filled us with
enormous pride. (applause) As I stand here with
everyone, you can feel it. (applause) This standing ovation
takes me back, and reminds me of some words I heard
back in the day, from the late great Tupac who said
“We ain’t ready for a black president.” Regina Hall: Eight years
later, there are children who have only known
a black man — (applause) — as President of
the United States. Terence Jade: We were
talking about that back in the dressing room. That’s no small thing. You know, these children
— no matter where they are on the planet, have a
radically different idea of what you a world leader
can be, and that’s because of you, sir. It’s kind of a
bittersweet occasion. Regina Hall: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Terence Jade: We’re
really going to miss you. I mean, this is worse
than — like, this is — Regina Hall: Well, this is
actually worse than when BET replaced Free and AJ. That was devastating. (laughter) Terence Jade: Whoa — Regina Hall: That
was devastating. Terence Jade: No,
Regina, that — Regina Hall: Devastating. Terence Jade: Regina, you
know, if I can recall, you know, the people that came
after, they were pretty awesome, too. You remember — Regina Hall: Nah. No, no, no. I love you, Terence. Terence Jade: I love
you, too, Regina. I love you, too. But seriously, Mr.
President, you entered the White House a dreamer,
and unbelievably, after all you’ve seen, you’re
leaving the office more optimistic than you
were when you entered. Regina Hall: For you, sir,
hope was never a slogan, but a fundamental
philosophy. A world view. And we are stronger as a
nation because of your leadership. Thank you. (applause) Terence Jade:
What a night. What a room. Time to jump
into the show. As you could see — Regina Hall: Yeah. Terence Jade: — tonight
will be an evening like none other. Please welcome to the
stage — he wanted me to introduce him this way. Regina Hall: Okay. Terence Jade: The highest
grossing box office movie star of all
time, Samuel L. Jackson. (applause) ♪ (music playing) ♪ Samuel L. Jackson: Well, well, well. So, you want
to leave, huh? (laughter) Just can’t take
it no more? I get it. You’re a better
man than me, sir. You really care about us
and the American people, and we applaud
you for that. (applause) You have been through a
lot, and you’ve always remained so cool. See, I once played a
character named Jules — (laughter) — in a little movie
called Pulp Fiction. Now, that was a man
with ice in his veins. But after your time in
the White House, sir? You put Jules to shame. Ain’t nobody
cooler than you. You been through
the wringer. We watched. Conspiracy theories. Birth certificates. Congressional obstruction. They even criticized
you for swatting a fly. A fly! A fly. But even as they got mad,
you just kept at it. And for eight years, you
kept your word, and your calm. You are the
epitome of cool. (applause) Our next performer is
another cool cat, and also the first rapper that ever
performed on television from the White House. Please welcome Common. (applause) Common: The President and
the First Lady are the leaders of the people. We have no President that
stood up for the people the way our President has. This is street radio for
unsung heroes/Ridin’ in they Regal, tryin’ to stay
legal/My daughter found Nemo, I found the new
Primo/Yeah, you know how we do – we do it
for the people From Englewood to a single
hood in Botswana/I see the “I” in “We,” yours is my
drama/Standin’ in front of the judge with no
honor/Barack stick, knight the people like Obama/The
karma of the streets is needs and takes/Sometimes
we find peace in beats and breaks/Put the bang in
the back so the seats can shake/Rebel Cadillac music
for the people’s sake Now I’m on the rise,
doin’ business with my guys/Visions realized,
music affected lives/A gift from the skies to be
recognized/I’m keeping my eyes on the people:
that’s the prize Yeah, yeah. You know the days have
come/Because of you, you know that we are one/Yeah. Just take your time,
everybody just take your time./You da bomb/Your
light will shine. I get down. Go ladies. I get down. Go ladies. I never knew a luh,
luh-luh, a love like this/Gotta be something
for me to write this/Queen, I ain’t seen
you in a minute/Wrote this letter, and finally decide
to send it/Signed, sealed, delivered, for us to grow
together/Love has no limit, let’s spend it slow
forever/I know your heart is weathered by what studs
did to you/I ain’t gon’ assault them, I did it
too/Because of you, feelings I handle with
care/Brothers recognize the light/But they can’t
handle the glare/Hey, I ain’t the type to walk
around with matching shirts/If relationship is
effort I will match your work/I want to be the one
to make you happiest/And hurt you the most/They
say the end is near, come close/To the most
high/Regardless of what happen, on Him let’s rely. Chorus: There are times — Common: Yeah,
sing it, you all. Chorus: — when
you need someone. Common: Everybody sing. Chorus: I will
be by your side. Common: Yeah, yeah. Let them know about
the light White House. Chorus: There is a
light that shines — Common: How it shines. Chorus: —
special for you. Common: Hey,
break it down. Break it down so
they can do it. I need you all to sing. Audience Members: There
are times when you need someone. I will be by your side. Common: Yeah, yeah. Let them know about
the lights, you all. Come on. Audience Members: There
is a light that shines — Common: How it shines? Audience Members: —
special for you and me. Common: God bless. (applause) Yolanda Adams: One day
when the glory comes/It will be ours, it will be
ours/Oh one day when the war is won/We will be
sure, we will be sure/Oh glory (Glory, glory) Oh (glory) Common: Hands to the
Heavens, no man, no weapon/Formed against, yes
glory is destined/Every day women and men become
legends/Sins that go against our skin become
blessings/The movement is a rhythm to us/Freedom
is like religion to us/Justice is
juxtapositionin’ us/Justice for all just
ain’t specific enough/One son died, his spirit is
revisitin’ us/Truant livin’ livin’ in us,
resistance is us/That’s why Rosa sat on the
bus/That’s why we walk through Ferguson with our
hands up/When it go down we woman and man up/They
say, “Stay down”, and we stand up/Shots, we on the
ground, the camera panned up/King pointed to the
mountain top and we ran up Yolanda Adams: One day
when the glory comes/It will be ours, it will be
ours/Oh one day when the war is won/We will be
sure, we will be sure/Oh glory (Glory, glory) Oh (Glory, glory) Now the war is not over,
and the victory isn’t won/But we’ll fight on to
the finish, and when it’s all said and done/We’ll
cry glory, oh glory (Glory, glory) Oh (Glory, glory) /We’ll cry glory, oh glory Common: Selma’s now for
every man, woman and child/Even Jesus got
his crown in front of a crowd/They marched with
the torch, we gon’ run with it now/Never look
back, we done gone hundreds of miles/From
dark roads he rose, to become a hero/Facin’ the
league of justice, his power was the people/Enemy
is lethal, a king became regal/Saw the face of
Jim Crow under a bald eagle/The biggest weapon
is to stay peaceful/We sing, our music is the
cuts that we bleed through/Somewhere in
the dream we had an epiphany/Now we right the
wrongs in history/No one can win the war
individually/It takes the wisdom of the elders
and young people’s energy/Welcome to the
story we call victory/The comin’ of the Lord, my
eyes have seen the glory Yolanda Adams: One day
when the glory comes/It will be ours, it will be
ours/One day when the glory comes/It will
be ours, it will be Glory, glory, glory,
glory, glory, glory. One day. Common: Yolanda Adams. Yolanda Adams: Common. Narrator: You’re watching
BET’s Love and Happiness: An Obama Celebration. Up next: Jesse Williams
shares some important words, and Janelle Monae
gives an electrifying performance. (applause) Regina Hall: Ladies and
gentlemen, from the hit show, Grey’s Anatomy, or
you probably remember him as the humanitarian
recipient from the BET Awards, please
welcome Jesse L. Williams. (applause) Jesse L. Williams: And
another thing. All right, not tonight. I’m not going to
do anything crazy. Tonight is an incredible
night for all of us. (applause) It’s a big deal. It’s an opportunity for
all of us to be thankful for a few things
in our lives. Take a break, share
some gratitude. And in these last few
months, with you guys in the White House, I’d just
like to publicly thank the Obamas for being such a
great and lasting source of pride for all of us. (applause) Now, we live in a country
so long committed to dictating our potential
based on trivialities, like skin color, and
gender, and orientation, and faith. And we just want to tell
you that we get it. We know. We know, all too well,
that despite arguably irrational hope and
patriotism and pledges of allegiance, we understand
what you endure, and we appreciate the model that
you set, and the ceilings that you break — (applause) — demonstrating the
value of leadership, of preparation, of
fatherhood, and dignity — uphill. Well, now, while none of
us can be expected to agree with everything a
leader does, we always have been inspired by your
intelligence and your grace throughout, and that
you brought directly to this office. (applause) Now, your legacy is still
being written, and I, for one, believe that you may
have an even greater path ahead of you, reaching
back into the communities where you began, pounding
the pavement for working people in this country. Our young folks are
watching, and they are setting their
goals accordingly. Toughness and temerity. Calm and collected,
intellectual, daring, and decency — the examples
that we set, they matter, and we thank
you for yours. (applause) Our next performer, one of
the few beautiful people who made it onto the
President’s official playlist — my mix tape
hadn’t dropped yet, so I missed the deadline
— technicality. Please welcome the one,
the only, Miss Janelle Monae. (applause) Janelle Monae:
Mr. President. At this point,
we’re family. I love you, First Lady. I remember singing this
song, and you’ve given me hope, like the hope you
had in your eyes when you became the President of
the United States of America. You saw the future. Thank you. Smile, though your heart
is aching, smile/Even though it’s breaking/When
there are clouds, in the sky you’ll get by/If you
smile, through all fear and sorrow/Smile and may
be tomorrow/You’ll find the sun come shining
through for you Light up your face, with
gladness/Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be
ever so near/’Cause that’s the time you must keep on
trying/Smile, what’s the use of crying/You’ll find
that life is still worth while/If you, my
darling, smile, smile, smile (applause) But you didn’t
just stay here. You were on the camping
trails, and I remember you saying these words. “You can’t get too high. You can’t get too low.” So, I wrote a song about
it, and it’s called Tightrope. Are you all ready
for the Tightrope? (applause) Are you ready? One, two, three. Whoa/Another day/I
take your pain away Some people talk about
ya/Like they know all about ya/When you get down
they doubt ya/And when you tippin’ on the scene/Yeah
they talkin’ bout it/’Cause they can’t tip
all on the scene with ya/Talk about
it/T-t-t-talk bout it/When you get elevated/They love
it or they hate it/You dance up on them
haters/Keep getting funky on the scene/While they
jumpin’ round ya/They trying to take all your
dreams/But you can’t allow it ‘Cause baby whether I’m
high or low/Baby, whether I’m high or low/I
gotta tip on the tightrope/T-t-t-tip
on the tightrope tightrope/Baby, baby,
whether I’m high or low/Baby, whether I’m
high or low/Tip on the tightrope/Now let me see
you do the tightrope/And I’m still tippin’ on it See I’m not walkin’ on
it/Or tryin’ to run around it/This ain’t no
acrobatics/You either follow or you lead,
yeah/I’m talkin’ bout you/Or keep on blaming the
machine, yeah I’m talkin’ bout it/T-t-t-talkin’ bout
it/I can’t complain about it/I gotta keep my
balance/And just keep dancin’ on it/We gettin’
funky on the scene/Yeah you know about it/Like a
star on the screen/Watch me tip all on it Because baby whether I’m
high or low/Whether I’m high or low, I gotta tip
on the tightrope, yeah, yeah, yeah/Baby, whether
I’m high or low/I’m gonna tip on the tightrope/Now
watch me tip on the tightrope You can’t get too high/I
said you can’t get too low/’Cause you get too
high/No you’ll surely be low/Now, now, now, shut up Yeah, yeah, yeah/Now, you
shut up, yeah/Ladies and gentlemen the funkiest
horn section in/The White House (applause) And we call that
classy brass/ ♪ (music playing) ♪ you got to stay on the
scene/One more time/One more one more one more
time/One more time/One more time/One more
time/One more time (applause) Tightrope, oh, yeah ♪ (music playing) ♪ I said I said ♪ (music playing) ♪ / I said he always stayed
on the scene/He stayed on that tightrope, y’all (applause) Narrator: Our celebration
is just getting started. When we return, Hamilton’s
Leslie Odom Junior gives a special tribute
to the President. Plus, a show-stopping
performance from BBD. It’s BET’s Love and
Happiness: An Obama Celebration. (applause) Terence Jade: Ladies and
gentlemen, from the hit Broadway musical,
Hamilton, please welcome Leslie Odom Jr. (applause) Leslie Odom
Junior: Thank you. Mr. President, Mrs. Obama,
on behalf of the entire Broadway company of
Hamilton, thank you so much for your
support of our show. Your legacy, I’m sure,
will warrant a musical in the next 100 years. I’m positive about that. Now, I may not be around
to perform it then, so is it cool if I try
some of it now? Okay. I wrote a little
something. Adam, okay. Barack Obama: The Musical. He is the son of an
immigrant from Kenya/and the woman from Wichita
dropped in the middle of a phenomenon in the
spot/State 50, swifty shifty, lifting trees
upon cool debris of calm/Organizing the
senator, he went through the door and whoa/Is that
great speech in 2004/And whoa, world began to
really pay attention to the top spot could be
his/The people started to mention/And then there’s
Michelle, she’s ride or die/An amazing woman,
right there by his side/And we watched as his
hope grew/And in two and two for the office of the
President/Uh-oh, guess who/Barack Hussein Obama,
Barack Hussein Obama/ life filled with drama/But man,
we love you like a mama — Okay, I’m still
working on it. I’m going to get Lin to
punch it up, I promise. (applause) It will be better. It will be
better than that. But in all sincerity,
if I could, I think the hallmark of your
presidency has been grace, and this song
speaks to that. May God’s bless and keep
you always/May your wishes all come true/May you
always do for others/And let others do for you/May
you build a ladder to the stars/And climb on every
rung/May you stay/Forever young/And may you
stay forever young May your hands always be
busy/May your feet always be swift/May you have a
strong foundation/When the winds of changes shift/May
your heart always be joyful/May your song
always be sung/And may you stay/Forever young/And may
you stay forever young (applause) Terence Jade:
Unbelievable. And please, give it up for
our musical director, Adam Blackstone and the
BBE all-star band. Amazing job. (applause) All right. We’re going to
take things back. Now, the first movie date. Do the right thing, right? And then, shortly
thereafter, I’m sure there was a night of
dancing, right? The turn up started
early, right? Ladies and gentlemen,
welcome to stage some guys that get down
like no other. Ricky Bell, Michael
Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe, otherwise known as BBD. BBD: It’s driving me out
of my mind That’s why it’s hard for me to find Can’t
get it outta my head Miss her, kiss her, love
her, wrong move you’re dead/That girl is poison Pump your fists,
like this. Here we go. Pump your fists,
like this. What’s the name of
this jam, you all? Poison, yeah. It’s ♪ (music playing) ♪ at the White
House, you all. Michael Bivins:
You ready, Ron? Ronnie DeVoe: I’m ready. Michael Bivins:
You ready, Rick? Ricky Bell: I
think I’m ready. I’m over here like — Girl I must warn you I
sense something strange in my mind/Situation is
serious/Let’s cure it ’cause we’re running out
of time/Mm mm tell ’em Rick it’s all so
beautiful/Relationships they seem from the
start/Yeah mm mm it’s all so deadly/When love is not
together from the heart It’s driving me out of my
mind/That’s why it’s hard for me to find/Can’t get
it outta my head/Miss her, kiss her, love her, wrong
move you’re dead/That girl is poison/Never trust a
big butt and smile/That girl is poison If I were you I’d take
precaution/Before I start to leave fly girl/You
know ’cause in some portions/You’ll think
she’s the best thing in the world She’s so fly, she’ll drive
you right out of your mind/Steal your heart when
you’re blind/Beware she’s schemin’, she’ll
make you think you’re dreamin’/You’ll fall
in love and you’ll be screamin’ dreamin’/Poison
deadly moving it slow/Looking for a mellow
fellow like DeVoe/Getting paid laid so better lay
low/Schemin’ on hots my end the pro show/The low
pro hot should be cut like an afro/See what you’re
sayin’ huh/She’s weighin’ but I know she’s a loser Give it up, you all. You all, pump your fists. Pump your fists like this. Pump your fists. Are you all
ready to dance? Come on. Ricky Bell: Hey, yo, Adam. You got that baseline? I was at the bar shake
shakin’ takin’ ’em off/And that night I played the
wall/Checkin’ out the fellas the highs the
lows/Keepin’ one eye open still clockin’ ’em/Still
one particular girl that stood out from the
rest/Poison as can be how how is she/Michael me and
see and I’m runnin’ the show. Audience Members:
Bell Biv DeVoe. BBD: Say what, you all? Hands up, you all. Help me sing this song. It’s driving me
out of my mind. Sing it, you all. Audience Members: That’s
why it’s hard for me to find. BBD: Can’t get it outta my
head/Miss her, kiss her, love her. Thank you so much
for having us. Thank you, guys. Thank you, all. We love you all. (applause) Narrator: BET’s Love
and Happiness: An Obama Celebration will return
with some beautiful words from Angela Bassett, plus
Kierra Sheard, Michelle Williams, and Yolanda
Adams take us to Sunday service. Don’t move. And now, please welcome
Angela Bassett. Angela Bassett: I kind of
know what it’s like to be married to a man who’s a
big deal when you’re a pretty big deal yourself. To be married to a man
who’s dedicated his life to something bigger than
himself, who’s committed to making the world a
better place, is to live a life that looks beyond
your own love for each other, and to imagine a
future beyond your own lives together,
Mrs. Obama. (applause) You have been a beacon of
light these past eight years. You have been a paragon of
dignity in the face of the worst kind of politics —
in the face of a tax on obstruction, you have been
a steady reminder that the high road is the only
road worth taking. (applause) Your marriage, your
out-loud love for one another has inspired young
people to look to one another, even as they look
out at the challenges that they must face, and the
world that they must transform. I don’t have the words to
say how much I’m going to miss the elegance, the
glamour, the easy intimacy with which you have
faced challenges. I am comforted by the
knowledge that you will belong to us as much as
you belong to each other for all time. (applause) And here, now, to
celebrate the blessing of love in this absolutely
highest form, accompanied by the Reginald Golden
Singers, please welcome Kierra Sheard, Michelle
Williams, and Yolanda Adams. (applause) ♪ (music playing) ♪ Michelle Williams:
Come on, everybody up. If you need a blessing,
praise the Lord/ (Praise Him) /If you need an answer,
praise the Lord/ (Praise Him) When you praise him
everything must change/For my God inhabits the praise Yolanda Adams: With that
free I’m going to clap my hands because He’s been
good/I’m going to do my dance because
He’s been amazing. I’m gonna live my
life with his Lord. Glorious, God is
glorious/Wonderful, yes, He’s wonderful/Marvelous,
yes, He’s marvelous Praise the lord. Kierra Sheard: Don’t stop
praising/Keep on singing ♪ (music playing) ♪ , oh glory/ oh what a
mighty God/ He saves/ ♪ (music playing) ♪ / Prince of peace/
Praise the Lord Yolanda Adams: Put your
hands together/Put your hands together We’re going to go to
Chicago right about now. Is that okay? Michelle is going to tell
us how Jesus can work it out. Michelle Williams:
Yes, ma’am. Yolanda Adams: You ready? Michelle Williams: Yes. Yolanda Adams: Come on. Michelle Williams: Jesus/ (Jesus can work it out) If you let Him,
follow Jesus (Jesus can work it out) That problem that I had/I
just couldn’t seem to solve, I tried and I
tried, But I kept gettin’ deeper involved So I turned it over to
Jesus, And I stopped worryin’ about it, Gave
it over to the Lord, (He worked it out) Oh, Jesus, oh, Jesus,That
habit that I had, (I had) I just couldn’t
seem to break (To break) I prayed and I prayed/ (I prayed) But I thought
it’d be too late (Too late) So I turned it
over to Jesus (Jesus) And I stopped
worryin’ about it (About it) And I stopped
worryin’ about it (About it) And I stopped
worryin’ about it (About it) Oh yeah, he worked it out Yolanda Adams: Oh, Jesus
can if you let him, Can if you let him/But
you’ve got to let him Jesus (Jesus can work it out) what are you trying to figure out, He’s already worked it out, He’s the one
that can work it ♪ (music playing) ♪ He’s already worked
it out already — Hey, come on. Already. Come on. Come on. Already. Come on. Already. Come on, come on. Already. Work it out. (applause) ♪ (music playing) ♪ Narrator: When we return,
Bradley Cooper reminds us of some special moments
during the Obama presidency, and the
legendary Roots crew team up with hip-hop
veterans De La Soul. Plus, Usher performs. You’re watching BET’s Love
and Happiness: An Obama Celebration. Regina Hall: Ladies and
gentlemen, introducing one of our favorite actors — Terence Jade: Please
welcome Bradley Cooper. (applause) Bradley Cooper: Where were
you when Barack Obama was elected President in 2008? Because there was an
infectious magic that made its way around the
world and the country. I remember, I was with
you two in Missouri, in a football field, in a
tent two days before the election. It was an honor. On the actual day, I was
shooting Hangover one. We were in a hospital in
Los Angeles, and then Zach Galifianakis and I walked
around Venice afterwards. And we just watched
everybody get out of the house, and honking
horns, and celebrating. (applause) Where were you in 2012? We were shooting
Hangover three. (laughter) I’m not kidding. In Las Vegas, it was
Mr. Chow’s suite, and he was having a party when
the results were coming in, and we kept rushing in
to look at the television. So, if we make Hangover
four, you’ll stay? Because I’ll get the wolf
pack back together right now, and make it happen. (applause) That moment —
many other moments. There are so many moments
that have marked your presidency — moments that
are etched into my mind and all of your minds. And I could say, I
remember where I was, what was happening when
that moment happened. Thank you. I love you. Thank you. (applause) And on that note, it’s
my honor to introduce hometown heroes, Philly’s
legendary the Roots crew. Roots: ♪ (music playing) ♪ sounds of the legendary
hardworking, foundation, roots crew from
Philadelphia P.A. please stand. Here comes the hot
music/the hot music/the hot music/the
hot hot music. Listen. You go one, two. One, two. One, two. That’s how we usually
start, once again it’s the thought, It’s the Philly
Dalai Lama of the mic, the prime minister
thought, This directed to whoever in listening
range, The whole state of things in the world bout
to change Black rain fallin’ from the sky look
strange, The ghetto is red hot, we steppin’ on
flames, Yo, it’s inflation on the price for fame, and
it was all the same, but then the antidote came, The
Black Thought, ill syllablist, out the
Fifth, This heavyweight rap shit I’m about to
lift, Like a phylum lift up its seed to sunlight,When
I plug in the mic, draw like a gunfight,But I
never use a cordless, or stand applaudless,Sippin’
cholorophyll out of ill silver goblets,I’m like
a faucet, monopoly’s the object,Ain’t no way to cut
this tap, you got to get wet,Your head is throbbin’
but I ain’t said shit yet,The Roots crew,
the next movement ♪ (music playing) ♪ Stop what you’re doin’
and, set it in motion, it’s the next movement, You
listeners, stop what you’re doin’ and, set it
in motion, it’s the next movement we deliver this
stop what your ding and set it off and we go here
come the hot music, the hot music, the hot hot
music, hot music, Hey yo, for real, for real, Listen,
the formation of words to fit, That’s what I usually
disturb you with, You all never heard of this, I
know half the time it is, You doubt the
Illa-Fifth, what could you accomplish? Whether they skywriting
your name, or you anonymous, You be
speechless, with stinging sinuses, The Roots royal
highnesses through your monitors ♪ (music playing) ♪ Shinin’ like a rugged
amethyst, At your music conference, I’m
the panelist ♪ (music playing) ♪ jamming like an analsyt See if you can
hand this off. You got the cool M.C. boo yeah White House Boogey, yeah, WHite House Boogey, uh huh, White House Boogey, yeah, White House Boogey uh get down, White House Boogey, White House Boogey, Pick it up, White House Boogey Daddy Daddy Ladies and gentlemen. Please put your hands
together for my good friends and brothers. This is De La Soul. Hello, Mr. Soul ♪ (music playing) ♪ with the whole control — Hold up. Wait a minute. Oh, hey. Check it out. It’s like this y’all, it’s
like that, See, this is the way. This is the way. This is the
way we organize Yo, I speak divine of God
theories, no need to be high, Always exhale the
facts cause I don’t inhale lie, Play the greater man’s
game, to bounce off my loss, So I can earn the
acres the houses and the horses, Of course it’s much
greater than your Benx or your Lex, The engine to my
comprehension this is too complex, uh-huh, Much too
complex, effects be live like Das, Making moves
down South, to avoid the bull, And never, flaunt the
coin ’cause dime-getters be gazin’, They call me
Luther Van, they say my style is so amazin’, Fazin’
those who’re supposed to have the last laugh, Even
when I’m gone I’m reappearin’ in the af’, I
have to, send respects to real money makers, Do not
connect us with those champagne hoes, Taste the
quarter pound from here to New York, Don’t swine,
don’t eat no pork Who am you? The D to the A the V to
the E and can’t nobody kick it like these three
MCs I’m the B-L-U the G to the 1 I walk around the
planet making money money having fun. And I’m the C to the O
double M – O -N I see and think with a drink about
how I am going to win. The C to O double M-O-N
I’m from the city of win y’all Now, now, now You
wanna be an MC, but do you want to serve, do
you wanna be dope (say what) or do you want to ♪ (music playing) ♪ king of the crillit, I
feel it, I’m the style, ♪ (music playing) ♪ , we have self control of
our destiny, and the best of, ♪ (music playing) ♪ Take it down like rec Lou
Gainess, whether be at the White House than at the ♪ (music playing) ♪ At one point in time
I thought I lost my direction, then I
got it back with the resurrection, ♪ (music playing) ♪ I am the C to the
O double M- O-N Come on, President
Obama, do it again. I’m the C to the
O, double M-O-N. Where I come from y’all
it’s the city of win (c’mon) . The C to the O
double M-O-N. I wish you could
do it again. Let’s do it, you all. Hey, listen. All right, you all. We’re about to
party, you all. ♪ (music playing) ♪ It’s just me, myself, and
I, I want to hear you, ♪ (music playing) ♪ it’s just me,
myself, and I. ♪ (music playing) ♪ Hey, it’s just
me, myself, and I. I want to hear
you all singing. It’s just me, myself,
and I, you all. Everybody. Hey, it’s just
me, myself, and I. ♪ (music playing) ♪ Me, myself, and I. It’s just me,
myself, and I. It’s just me,
myself, and I. ♪ (music playing) ♪ I point to everybody in
the crowd and what you’re going to say? Black is beautiful. Mirror Mirror on the wall ♪ (music playing) ♪ just me, myself, and I. One last time. Sing with us, you all. ♪ (music playing) ♪ Terence Jade: Give it up
ladies and gentlemen for De La Soul. We love you Mr.
President, Mrs. President, first
family, we love you. Narrator: BET’s Love
and Happiness: An Obama Celebration will return
with more from the Roots and Jill Scott, plus
Usher takes the stage. Welcome back to BET’s Love
and Happiness: An Obama Celebration. And now, a look back at
the remarkable Presidency of Barack Obama. (music playing) The President: Generations
of Americans have responded with
a simple creed. Audience Members: (applause) Male Speaker: An African
American has broken the barrier as old as the
republic, an astonishing candidate, an astonishing
campaign, a seismic shift in American politics. Audience Members: (applause) Female Speaker: It is my
great personal honor to present the 44th President
of these United States, Barack Obama. Audience Members: (applause) The President: You took
this campaign and you made it your own and you
organized yourselves starting a movement that
spread across the country; a movement made up of
young and old, and rich and poor, and black and
white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay,
straight, democrats, republicans who believe
we’ve all got something to contribute. Audience Members: (applause) The President: Black
history has been American history. African American culture
has profoundly shaped American culture — Audience Members: (laughter) The President: —
and music, and art, literature, and sports. Be confident in
your heritage. Audience Members: (applause) The President: Be
confident in your blackness. Past couple months I’ve
had lunch with the Queen of England and hosted
Kendrick Lamar in the Oval Office. Mrs. Obama: But it’s
important for us to remember that this White
House is committed to maintaining this openness,
and making this place a place where all
voices can be heard. The President: We
are one people. We are one nation. Mrs. Obama: It’s never
been each person for themselves. No, we’re all in
this together. We always have been. Audience Members: (applause) The President: We
liberate ourselves when we liberate others. We give ourselves
opportunity when we give other people
opportunities. Audience Members: (applause) The President: We benefit
when we see other people prosper. Today’s leaders are
building a new, inclusive movement that’s mobilizing
people of all backgrounds to stand up for change. And with that, I just have
two more words to say, “Obama out.” Audience Members: (laughter and applause) Regina Hall:
Oh, God y’all. We’ll never
see this again. Audience Members: (laughter) Regina Hall: It
hurts a little bit. Audience Members: (laughter) Regina Hall: Okay — Audience Members: (laughter) Regina Hall: You saw her
a little earlier when she opened our show like
no one else could. Here to perform with
Philly’s legendary Roots crew, are Jill
Scott and Usher. The Roots: Yeah, yeah. Jill Scott, start feeling. Jill Scott: And you
arrived at last. No matter who I saw, oh. Walk on my way
to my homies. If you were
worried about that ♪ (music playing) ♪ The Roots: Somebody told
me that I just playing with smoke, we used to
live in the same building on the same floor, We
never member throwing ♪ (music playing) ♪ she in my world like hip hop. Jill Scott: If you were
worried about that, No matter who I saw oh,
Walking my way to with my homies If you were worried bout
that, No matter who I saw or, Walking my to with
homies, Baby don’t worry, You know that you got me The Roots: ♪ (music playing) ♪ Like I was talking to my
sister from New York City, She says she knows this
ball player and he think i’m pretty. ♪ (music playing) ♪ Jill Scott: If you are
worried about that, No matter who I saw or, ♪ (music playing) ♪ don’t worry
baby you got me. If you are worried bout
that, No matter who I saw or, Walking my way to with
my homies, you know you got me. The Roots: ♪ (music playing) ♪ it’d be like. Usher: If you were worried
bout that, No matter who I saw or, Walking my way to
with my homies, baby don’t worry, you know
that you got me If you were worried bout
that, no matter who I saw oh, Walking — Male Speaker: Yeah, yeah. Male Speaker: Put your
hands together, ladies and gentlemen, for Usher. Audience Members: (applause) Usher: Somebody feeling
good right now? If you’re feeling good,
let me hear you make some noise. Audience Members: (applause) Usher: Yeah. Love and happiness. We love love
and happiness. We love it, yeah. Listen call anything
that came between us. You were like
my best friend. The one I used to run and
talk to with me and my girl. Listen, she used to
say it’ll be okay. Suggested little nice
things that I should do. And when I go home at
night and lay my head down all seem to think
about was you. And now you make me wanna
be the one with, start a new relationship with you
that’s just what you do girl. You make, you make. Relationship with you
that’s just what you do, girl. Now what’s bad is you’re
the one that hooked us up knowing it should
have been you. What’s sad is
that I love a ♪ (music playing) ♪ Tell me what should I do. Should I — tell
my baby bye-bye. Should I- Do exactly
what I feel inside. Don’t wanna go, don’t need
to stay, but I really need to get it together. You make me. Relationship that’s
just what you do. OH no, no. Baby, you make me. With you that’s just
what you do girl. At this point the
situations out of control baby. Never meant to hurt ya,
but I got to let it go. She may not understand it,
while all the things is going on. Baby I tried, I tried to
fight it, but the feelings just too strong. She make me. You make me. You make me wanna be the
one with a relationship with you that’s
just what you girl. ♪ (music playing) ♪ Audience Members: (applause) Narrator: Don’t move. We have more
Usher on the way. And President Obama
takes the stage. It’s BET’s Love and
Happiness: An Obama Celebration. Audience Members: (applause) Terence Jade: You know
what ladies and gentlemen? BBD said they want to
hear some more Usher. So let’s get right to it. Give it up one more
time for Usher. Audience Members: (applause) ♪ (music playing) ♪ Audience Members: (applause) Usher: let me hear it I’m the kind of
brother, Who been doing it my way, getting my way for
years In my career And every lover, In and out my
life, I’ve hit, love and left the tears
Without a care Until I met this girl who
turned the tables around She caught me by surprise
I never thought I’d be the one breaking down, I can’t
figure it out, why… I’m so (caught up) Got me feeling it (caught up) I don’t know what it
is, But it seems she’s got me twisted I’m so (caught up) Got me feeling it (caught up) I’m losing control, This
girl’s got a hold on me My mama told me Be careful
who you do ’cause karma comes back around Same old
song But I was so sure That it wouldn’t happen to
me ’cause I know how to put it down, But
I was so wrong This girl was mean, she
really turned me out Her body was so tight, I’m
looking for her in the daytime with a flashlight
My homies say this girl is cramping my style, And
I can’t figure it out, but… I’m so (caught up) Got me feeling it (caught up) I don’t know what it
is, But it seems she’s got me twisted I’m so (caught up) Got me feeling it (caught up) I’m losing control, This
girl’s got a hold I’m so (caught up) Really feeling it (caught up) I don’t know what it
is, But it seems she’s got me twisted I’m so (caught up) Really feeling it (caught up) I’m losing control, This
girl’s got a hold on me Usher: Sing it loud, I’m
black and I’m proud. (caught up) Say it loud (caught up) Doing it in the park,
doing it after dark. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Come on, Come on. Yeah. Come on. Come on y’all. Oh yeah. Let me hear ya. Oh yeah. One more time. Oh yeah. Sing it out. Up in the club with my
homies, tryna get a lil’ V-I, but keep it down on
the low key, ’cause you know how it feels. I saw shorty she was
checkin’ up on me, from the game she was spittin’
in my ear you would think that she knew me. So we decided to chill Conversation got heavy,
she had me feelin’ like she’s ready to blow! Oh! She’s saying,
“Come get me! Come get me.” So I got up
and followed her to the floor, she said, “Baby,
let’s go.” That’s when I told her I said Yeah (yeah) shorty got down low and
said come and get me Yeah (yeah) I got so caught up I
forgot she told me Yeah (yeah) her and my girl used to
be the best of homies Yeah (yeah) next thing I knew
she was all up on me screaming: Yeah, yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeah! Yeah! Yeah, yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeah! Yeah! So she’s all up in my head
now, got me thinking that it might be a good idea to
take her with me, ‘Cause she’s ready to leave (ready to leave) But I gotta keep it real
now, ’cause on a one to ten she’s a certified
twenty, but that just ain’t me. Hey. Because I don’t know if
I take that chance just where is it gonna lead,
But what I do know is the way she dance makes
shorty alright with me. The way she (get low) I’m like yeah, just
work that out for me. She asked for one more
dance and I’m Like yeah, how the hell am I
supposed to leave? And I said Yeah (yeah) shorty got down low and
said come and get me Yeah (yeah) I got so caught up I
forgot she told me Yeah (yeah) her and my girl used to
be the best of homies Yeah (yeah) next thing I knew
she was all up on me screaming: Yeah, yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeah! Yeah! Yeah, yeah, yeah! Yeah, yeah! Yeah! Take that and rewind it
back, Ursher got the voice to make ya booty go (clap) Take back and rewind it
back Roots Crew got the beat that make
your booty go (yeah) Take back rewind it back
you ain’t even left yet, but we need you back (yeah) Take back rewind it
back, rewind it back Audience Members: (applause) Usher: We love you. Narrator: When our
celebration continues, First Lady, Michelle
Obama, joins the man himself, President Obama,
as we say our final good-byes to the nation’s
first black president. Its BET’s Love and
Happiness: An Obama Celebration. Audience Members: (applause) Terence Jade: It’s hard
to put into words and articulate what your
presidency has meant to us. You stood up for farmers, for our universities, for our outraged youth, for
our LGBT community, for all of our brothers and
sisters across the nation, thank you so much. Your accomplishments mean
a better future for all of us for generations
to come. Audience Members: (applause) Regina Hall: We know that
you are not finished with your legacy, that your
next chapter, mentoring vulnerable youth,
may be your greatest. Terence Jade: Ladies and
gentlemen, please welcome President Barack Obama,
and First Lady Michelle Obama. Audience Members: (applause) Terence Jade: Guys,
President Barack Obama! Audience Members: (applause) The President: Well, on
behalf of Michelle and myself, this was
spectacular. Audience Members: Yes. (applause) The President: And I
want to thank BET — Male Speaker: Yes. The President: — for
agreeing to film, Barack Obama’s block party. Audience Members: (laughter and applause) The President:
Where’s Dave? You got your block party;
I’ve got my block party. Audience Members: (laughter and applause) The President: Could
everybody please give a huge round of applause to
this incredible collection of artists. Audience Members: (applause) The President: On behalf
of both of us, anything that we’ve accomplished,
it was because there were people lifting us
up all the time. And we’ve just got such
an incredible group of friends here who have had
our backs from day one. And for that we will
always be grateful. So thank you very much — Audience Members: (applause) The President:
— we love you. God bless you. ♪ (music playing) ♪ Audience Members: (applause) ♪ (music playing) ♪ Audience Members: (applause) The President: Thank
you, everybody. God bless you. Regina Hall: Ladies and
gentlemen, the Roots. ♪ (music playing) ♪

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