Ava DuVernay On That One Time Usher & Janelle Monaé Had A Dance-Off At The White House
Over the last few years, The White House has played venue to all sorts of high-brow affairs. Bills have been signed, student poets have been championed, festivals will be thrown. And sometimes, when the opportunity presents itself, heated dance battles can even take place. But not between those you’d expect. As director Ava DuVernnay revealed last night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, while in attendance for President Obama‘s 55th birthday celebration a battle of moves erupted on the dance floor between Janelle Monaé and Usher, causing quite the stir. But before a clear victor could be determined, Paul McCartney, Chance The Rapper, and yes, even Colbert himself joined in on the festivities to see whose footwork was best.
Based on experience alone, we’ll throw our money on Usher (but really, whose going to outshine The Electric Lady on the dance floor?) Elsewhere in the interview DuVernay expounds on working with Oprah on her new show Queen Sugar (which premiered just last night) and what that relationship is like. You can watch Ava DuVernay tell her crazy White House tale in the clip below. Tune in to see Queen Sugar Tuesday night at 10pm on OWN.