Chance the Rapper joins SNL for hilarious tribute to Obama inspired by Run DMC
NEW YORK — Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper paid homage to both President Obama and Run DMC with “Jingle Barack,” a parody of the group’s classic “Christmas in Hollis” dedicated to the president on Saturday Night Live.
Decked out in track suits and gold chains, Chance and SNL’s Kenan Thompson rap about all the things they’re going to do to celebrate the last Christmas with Obama as president. The parody takes on a subtly apocalyptic tone at times, joking it will be the “last Christmas,” but also includes plenty of jabs at president-elect Trump’s plans for overturning much of what Obama has done during his time in the Oval Office.
“Been drinking eggnog like I don’t care, I’m gonna hurt myself before we lose Obamacare; say goodbye to Barack, say goodbye December, for a new holiday called regular winter,” Chance raps in the song.
Chance has gotten to know Barack and Michelle Obama in recent years, including joining them at the White House for their final Christmas celebration.