It’s called keeping it real. Larry Wilmore, comedian and late night TV host, gave Barack Obama a very personalized send-off at last night’s White House Correspondence Dinner, Obama’s last as president.
Promising to limit his tribute to a hundred words,Wilmore ended with the seven-word observation “Yo, Barry, you did it my n*gga” and in so doing touching off a predictable firestorm on social media.
The entertainment website Hollywood Life provides a sample of the response:
— JB King Goat (@Jburke1217) May 1, 2016
— Be Real (@Kicker_Mom) May 1, 2016
Not everyone took offense:
Best part was after Larry Wilmore show of #Respeck was Obama doing the fist bump to the heart aka the silent "my nigga" acknowledgment
— Donwill (@donwill) May 1, 2016
That includes the president, who grinned broadly, as you can see for yourself in the video, which follows: