Obama appeared on stage alongside Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and host Alicia Keys.
"From the Motown notes I wore on the South Side -" Obama started, but immediately drowned loudly from the crowd.
After great applause, Obama laughed and said, "All of you are right, right, we've got a show to do."
"From the Motown notes I wore on the South Side, among those who ran 'world songs' that had thrown me in the past decade, music has always helped me in telling my story. And I know it's true for everyone here, "Obama says.
"If we want a country, or rap or rock, music helps us to share ourselves ̵
"Music shows us that all of this is important, every story in every voice, every note within each song – is the right girl?" Obama asked, looking around at the women on stage.