Obama Parties At White House With Usher, Common, Janelle Monae
On Friday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama ended their final musical night with BET’s “Love and Happiness” event, at the White House. Held on the South Lawn performers included: Jill Scott Usher, The Roots, Bell Biv DeVoe, Janelle Monae, De La Soul, Yolanda Adams, Michelle Williams and Kiki Sheard.
Celebs in attendance included: Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse Williams, Angela Bassett, Terrence J, Regina Hall, Angie Martinez, Quest Love, DJ D-Dnice (who DJ’ed the after party), Naturi Naughton and a few other famous faces. BET will broadcast the show on Nov. 15.
One of the more memorable moments of the evening was the festive after-party. While there’s a strict no-phone policy, Usher managed to Snapchat Obama dancing to Drake. Here’s the clip.
Are we the only one’s that’ll miss president #BarackObama at the #WhiteHouse? Here’s footage of #POTUS partying at his @whitehouse after-party for the #BET: Love & Happiness: A Musical Experience concert. Word to @champagnepapi. (@barackobama)
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Others posted their a few sweet memories about the evening.
my face is sweaty. my hair is a mess. And my feet are killing me…but i am standing outside of the white house after witnessing @djdnice rip the place down! im talkin… mobb deep, dmx, young MA, tribe, juvi…and in the middle of it all our president ran out to jump in a circle and dance to @champagnepapi w/ his hands in the air. All while a gigantic painting of George Washington hovered over the dance floor. Dave Chappelle, The @bet fam, naomi, DeLa , jesse, OG, jaha, roots crew, bev, ashaunna, tj, Fred, naturi all dancing to @asapferg! Ive seen a lot in my life but tonight confirmed what i have always suspected, that anything is possible!! ???? #GodBlessAmerica #GodBlessHipHop
When I returned to the music scene as a DJ after a 15 year hiatus, all I wanted to do was play classic hip-hop at a local New York City lounge. I never imagined that my love of music would one day have me spinning tunes at The White House for a black president. What I experienced last night was beyond anything I’d ever imagined. Watching POTUS dance while I spun Chicago house records was the highlight of my night. There was a point during my set where I felt completely uninhibited. I knew the people came to dance and that’s exactly what I intended to make them do. I initially thought about playing it safe but that wouldn’t have been much fun. When I glanced at the painting of George Washington on the wall of the ballroom, I smiled and played MOP’s Ante Up! What a night. Thank you Mr. President. #BrandNice
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Realist real list of thangs I seenT at the White House tonight: 10) the cp time factor of the first fam. Made me feel justified. 9) @usher & his 11th hour audible ideas 8) @morereginahall’s joking the Obama’s leaving is the most devastating occurrence since Free & AJ left #106thAndPark 7) Dave Chapelle flaunting the fact he got to play w Bo the Dog earlier 6) security expressing shock to me “wait, all to do in this house tonight and Chapelle was more excited about meeting the dog!? ? 5) Obama requesting the ENTIRE song #TheBizness be performed tonight & De La/Com making it a bboy affair. 4) 4 ladies snackin on chicken wangs at the WH piano 3) BBD KILLING “Poison” & everybody dancin w/ wreckless abandonment 2) me having my first Hennessy ever 1) d nice playing “Ante Up” “Party Up” “Make Am Say Uhh” “Shook Ones”—like the look on George Washington face as we defiantly sang EVERY lyric….haaaaaaa!!!!!!