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04/28/2017 01:50 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2017

LL Cool J Makes Plea For Michelle And Barack Obama To Do 'Lip Sync Battle'

We'd love to see these big names battle it out.

As host of Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle,” LL Cool J has seen his fair share of celebrities duke it out on the show. Among his favorites have been Mike Tyson, Shaquille O’Neal and Channing Tatum

But there are still a couple of big names he’d love to see on the hit series ― and these ones may surprise you.

“For some reason, for me, my dream battle is all the politicians. Like John McCain versus George W. Bush or Bill Clinton versus George W. Bush,” LL Cool J told HuffPost on Build Series.

He also noted how he’d love to see former President Barack Obama and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, battle it out. 

“Obama versus Michelle would be amazing,” he said, before making a plea to the couple to join. After all, they have been spotted recently enjoying life outside the White House.

“Guys, you’re in private life now. Yachts. You’re having fun. Life is great. You’re watching this, you’re laughing. Come on and do the show! Can you imagine Obama doing Busta Rhymes?” LL Cool J said before breaking into Busta’s hit “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See.”  

He admits he’d feel too self-conscious if the Obamas took on one of his own hits. But when an audience member suggested the Obamas perform his 1996 hit “Doin’ It,” LL Cool J laughed just thinking about it, saying, “’Doin’ It’ would be crazy.” 

If the Obamas did end up gracing the “Lip Sync Battle” stage, they’d get the chance to pick their own songs to perform. 

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“Most people assume they have to rehearse for weeks and weeks. But they don’t. We have a great choreographer. The celebrity would call up and say, ‘Hey, these are the songs I like.’ It’s up to them,” he said. “They choose their own songs. We can make suggestions to them if they want us to. But it’s up to them. Like, ‘I’d like to float on a chariot’ or ‘I’d like to ride a white horse.’ Whatever your idea is, we say, ‘OK.’ Then we tell the choreographer and she whips up a version of their idea. And they come and watch it. And they can jump in and learn the dance if they want, be a part of the dancing, or they can play the front and let the dancers do the back. So we make it easy … so they can have fun.”

Not only that, but LL Cool J says they have a great studio where the celebrities can hang out. Across three stages is an open bar, along with ice cream machines and expresso machines, and other fun treats. 

“It’s crazy,” he said. “It’s like a whole world out there.”

Not too shabby. Obamas, we hope you’re listening. 

“Lip Sync Battle,” now in its third season, airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on Spike. 

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