Video: President Obama sings “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga

Eric Pfeiffer

Lady Gaga has no shortage of famous friends; Tony Bennett recently compared the postmodern chanteuse to Picasso, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shared a New Year's kiss with her. But in this video, President Obama puts down the teleprompter and breaks into song, performing a cover version of Gaga's "Born This Way."

Well, okay, President Obama doesn't actually "sing" the song. It's a mash-up, featuring an assemblage of pasted clips of Obama speaking appearances that's matched with the music from Gaga's song. The song opens with an actual clip of Obama addressing the Human Rights Campaign, where he references Gaga before the song cut-up begins:

For all the little monsters out there, the original video for the song is below:

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