Prince Remembered, President Obama Drops Mic at 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
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President Obama addressed the 2016 election race, Donald Trump and even poke fun at himself during his last White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night (April 30). Even Prince was remembered during the annual event in an unique way.
At the red carpet for the WHCD, Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren dazzled in a purple gown in honor of the legendary musician. The Dame also donned a small fake tattoo on her collarbone of the symbol (or glyph) Prince once adopted in 1993 that led people to call him “the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” The late singer-guitarist would eventually change his name back in 2000.
Other highlights include WHCD host Larry Wilmore (of The Nightly Show) dropping the N-word on national television as he saluted President Obama on a job well done.
Of course, the biggest moment of the night came at the end of President Obama’s speech where he told the crowd of politicians, celebrities and reporters, “I only have two words to say, Obama Out.” With that, Obama held out the microphone and dropped it.
However, during his speech President Obama did give a shout out to Helen Mirren.
“Helen Mirren is here tonight, said the Prez. “I don’t even have a joke here I just think Hellen Mirren is awesome.”
We think she’s awesome too.
Watch President Obama #WHCD speech above and Helen Mirren’s tribute to the Purple One below.
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