You Need To Watch Obama And The Vietnamese “Queen Of Hip-Hop” Rap About Sexism

During a visit to Vietnam, Suboi got to rap for the leader of the free world.

President Barack Obama is wrapping up a three day visit to Vietnam, and during a rally in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday, he invited Suboi, the country's "queen of hip-hop" to spit a verse.

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"Before I answer your question, why don't you give me a little rap? Let's see what you got," Obama challenged Suboi. He even beatboxed a little: "Come on. Do you need a little beat?"

Suboi obliged, and rapped a few bars in Vietnamese, about the materialism and sexism in her country. "I was just talking about some people having a lot of money, having big houses, but are they really happy?," she told Obama. "And a lot of people, they look at us, and they assume or stereotype. Like me, an Asian rapper... For Vietnamese people, they think rapping is not for women."

"That's true in the United States too," Obama replied. "There's always been sexism and gender stereotypes in the music industry, like every other part of life."

Watch above via Billboard, then check out our premiere of Suboi's video for "Đời."

You Need To Watch Obama And The Vietnamese “Queen Of Hip-Hop” Rap About Sexism