Monae performed at an Obama rally in Chicago over the weekend and the President took to the podium to show his approval.
He said: “I want to thank Janelle Monae for her wonderful performance. We had [Janelle] at a state dinner and the Korean President and his whole family, they were moving around. Oh, they loved it.”
Janelle tweeted her support for the incumbent, saying: “First show of the year is dedicated to four more years of positive change.”
In other world leaders liking pop music news, David Cameron said last week that he is a fan of Lana Del Rey but that his childen preferred the “appalling” Bruno Mars and Katy Perry who were “beginning to infect my iPod”.