What began with cops trying to break up a street fight resulted in one epic dance-off that went so viral it even caught the president's attention.
Washington, D.C., police officers responded to break up a fight between two groups of teenagers Monday afternoon, but some teens decided to stick around after cops arrived, making for what was initially a tense situation.
But whatever tension there may have been before was soon drowned out by the song, "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” playing on 17-year-old Aaliyah Taylor cellphone. Taylor started busting out some moves – and so did the officer – resulting in this impressive dance-off.
"So basically I was trynna get to this girl but the police told me to go home so we made this deal if i win u leave but if u win I step andddddd she step," Adore Liyah, who posted the video on Facebook, wrote.
“Instead of us fighting, she tried to turn it around and make it something fun,” Taylor told the Washington Post. “I never expected cops to be that cool. There are some good cops.”
The cop seen in the video has been with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., for three years and before that, she served on one tour of duty in Iraq, the Post reported.
The video even drew President Barack Obama's attention, who took to Twitter Thursday to commend the officer for her "great example."
"Who knew community policing could involve the Nae Nae? Great example of police having fun while keeping us safe," Obama tweeted.
Who knew community policing could involve the Nae Nae? Great example of police having fun while keeping us safe: https://t.co/ZGeTDm6OYw— President Obama (@POTUS) October 29, 2015
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(H/T: Washington Post)
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