A year ago, as Saturday Night Lives musical guest, Chance the Rapper sang the Run-DMC parody Jingle Barack about President Obamas last Christmas in the White House. This week, in his SNL hosting debut, Chance followed that up with a Thanksgiving slow jam: Come Back, Barack.
Joined by Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd, the Boyz II Men-style song was about how much they are missing the 44th president almost one year into 45s first term.
We didnt know just what we had, the chorus went. Now things are looking bad. Like really bad, like World War bad, like nuclear bad. As Chance added, When I think of change, the only change I want is you!
Its been a long time Barack, almost as long as since a guy talked over a record like this, Thompson intoned. For real, why would you leave us? Oh, cause you had to because of the Constitution? But you can come back, right? Oh, you cant? Because that would undermine the very institutions that we're barely holding on to as it is? I see. I guess were stuck with this dude for a while then. Maybe you can come back and make a speech? How much would that cost? For real? Oh, no, we definitely cant afford that.