Kendrick Lamar Will Perform Fourth of July Concert at White House
Kendrick Lamar will return to the White House to perform at a concert for the 4th of July. Also on the bill will be Janelle Monae. The concert is part of an event where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host military heroes and their families for the Independence Day holiday.
“White House staff and their families from throughout the administration will also attend this event for the fireworks viewing,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing on Friday (July 1). “There will also be a performance on Monday evening by fellow Kansas Citian Janelle Monáe and Kendrick Lamar.”
In Barack Obama's eight years in office, more rappers have been invited to White House related events than any other presidency. Snoop Dogg visited POTUS' pad back in 2013 and may or may not have smoked a joint in the bathroom.
In 2014, Big Sean became the first rapper to actually rap at the White House, joining pop star Ariana Grande on stage to perform their duet “Right There.”
Others to visit or perform in the White House recently include Common, Queen Latifah, Rick Ross, Macklemore, Chance The Rapper and J. Cole.
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