Chance the Rapper wanted to celebrate Obama's last Christmas in the White House
The song’s lyrics were changed to celebrate President Barack Obama’s last Christmas in the White House.
The sketch also included a reference to Kanye West’s recent meeting with president-elect Donald Trump, as well as Leslie Jones and a cameo from real-life Run-DMC member Darryl McDaniels. You can see the sketch below.
The ceremony in Washington D.C. last night marked the final time that President Obama would oversee the long tradition, which dates back to Calvin Coolidge’s presidency in 1923.
The Chicago rapper was invited by the current President to perform at the ceremony, along with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor and The Lumineers. Actress Eva Longoria and US Olympic athlete Simone Manuel were also present.
As the ceremony drew to a close, President Obama led Chance and his special guests – as well as Father Christmas – in a rendition of the holiday favourite ‘Jingle Bells’