18/01/2017 8:28 AM AEDT | Updated 18/01/2017 8:46 AM AEDT

Barack Obama, The President Of Pop Culture

He's down with Jay-Z, need we say more?

As we look back on the last 8 years, we remember Barack Obama as a man both accessible as he is assertive, a friend of diplomats to celebrities, a politician for the people.

Whether you agree with his politics or not, never has a world leader been such an integral part of pop culture than outgoing US President Barack Obama.

From Jay-Z to Jimmy Fallon, his public appearances and powerful speeches have caused him to leave a legacy not only as a politician but as a president that's more than just politics.

As Obama gears up to leave the White House, we remember all the moments that show exactly how this US President will always be a pop culture icon.