Obama apologizes to UK official for confusing him with R&B singer

President Obama made of a bit of a boo-boo on Thursday at the G8 Summit, reportedly repeatedly mixing up the British finance minister’s name with that of a popular soul singer.

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The commander in chief three times swapped out George Osborne’s first name in favor of the name “Jeffrey,” while agreeing with the minister’s presentation on plans to tackle tax evasion, according to media reports.

But Obama soon realized the name mix-up, saying he simply had the “On the Wings of Love” singer Jeffrey Osborne on the brain.

“I’m sorry, man,” Obama said afterwords, “I must have confused you with my favorite R&B singer.”

In an interview with Sky News, the 65-year-old entertainer responded to the snafu, saying he was “delighted” by Obama’s blunder.

“I was really not aware that [Obama] was that much of a fan that he would call the chancellor ‘Jeffrey Osborne.’ ”

He added, “Tell the chancellor when I come over I will have to hook up with him and we will do a duet of 'On The Wings Of Love.' "

While the episode was dubbed “cringeworthy” by someone who witnessed the G8 name mistake, George Osborne later took to Twitter Thursday and wrote: