Barack Obama Surprises YouTube Twin Stars Tim & Fred Williams & Discusses Music & More (Video)

Stephen Thompson
Nov 21, 2020
12:30 P.M.
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America's former president Barack Obama never fails to consistently surprise his fans. He recently popped up on a twins' YouTube show called "BookTube" and enjoyed a one-time session with the stars.


Barack Obama graced YouTube twin stars Fred and Tim with his presence on an episode of their show yesterday, November 19.

In the episode, the identical siblings who became stars by promoting old songs and a survey of books grooved to Bob Dylan's "Times Are Changing," which was Obama's request.

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images


While the song played in the background, the duo moved their heads and played an imaginary guitar and mouth organ in synchronization with the song's tunes.

After the song ended, the pair had just started analyzing Dylan's song when their special guest, Obama, appeared on their laptop screen.


After a warm greeting and introduction, the twins asked the icon why he requested the Bob Dylan song to be played and its significance. Obama replied:

"... when you find musicians that talk about how America might be or might not be, that's always something that I pay attention to, and he was one of the greatest examples.."

The twins further asked if he ever made mixtapes while growing up, and the icon explained he did. He added that making music then was different from now because there was usually a struggle with the right equipment and cassette tapes.


The trio giggled over the 90s' experience, and in an attempt to round up the conversation, the twins asked Obama what advice he'd give young youths in this generation.

The former president explained that the world is divided, but one important thing is for young people to open up their minds to people's feelings and traditions while trying to get on common ground with different folks.


The 56-year-old icon referenced his explanation to the show the twins kick-started and commended them because it was a productive avenue to help everybody stay like-minded.

The star ended his conversation by delivering two copies of his book titled "A Promised Land" and asked the 22-year-olds to stay safe during the COVID-19 period.

The accomplished author and former president is also a family man who tied the knot with his wife, Michelle Obama, on October 3, 1992, and has two lovely daughters, Malia and Sasha.

During a newly released edition of "The Oprah Conversation," the father of two explained the rough patches experienced by him and his beloved wife, Michelle, during his reign.

Obama further said that most times, he wasn't emotionally available for his family due to his responsibility as America's president. Still, the Barack clan went past their trials and came out strong.

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