[caption id="attachment_142068" align="aligncenter" width="4533"] President Barack Obama speaks to a gathering of more than 130 college-bound students and guests from across the county participating in the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 23, 2015. The summit is part of the first lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) 


President Obama may be an expert at using rappers for endorsements or dropping lyrics to make his speeches sound cooler, but he is admitting to one shortcoming when it comes to the genre -- he can't do it himself.

“That’s one thing I can’t do is rap. I like rap, but I can’t rap," Obama said at First Lady Michelle Obama's "Beating the Odds" event Thursday afternoon, according to the pool report.

But he couldn't keep it all humble.

"I got enough of a rap that I got Michelle to marry me," he joked.

The summit was for 130 underserved kids and offered them resources as they made the transition from high school to college.

“I understand that you’ve spent time with the true star of the Obama household, the First Lady of the United States. But I wasn’t going to let her have all the fun," he said.

“...America succeeds only when every young person in America is able to dream big and have the tools to chase their dreams.”