Ava DuVernay Dishes on Stephen Colbert's Dance Battle at President Obama's Birthday Bash

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Ava DuVernay and Stephen Colbert

The 'Queen Sugar' showrunner recalled the "epic" moment that also involved Usher, Janelle Monae, Ellen DeGeneres, Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper.

Ava DuVernay had a great time at President Barack Obama's birthday bash.

The Queen Sugar showrunner sat down with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night and recalled a few memorable moments of the White House party, including an "epic" dance battle that involved Usher, Janelle Monae, Ellen DeGeneres, Paul McCartney, Chance the Rapper and Colbert himself.

"Everyone who is everyone is at this party," recalled DuVernay of the bash, which required all attendees to turn in their phones upon entry. Of Colbert's crowd-pleasing dance moves, she added, "Everyone fell out, just fell flat out!"

Colbert even donned Monae's hat at one point: "I had a brief flirtation with cool."

DuVernay also explained why Queen Sugar's entire directorial team is female. "It's a big deal in Hollywood because they kind of try to keep us out," she said. "These are women who are so talented, so vibrant, have so much to share and have been trying to get job after job on television and then had the door closed. So we open the door, invite them in and make beautiful episodes. They're badass."

Watch the video below.

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