Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae Shut Down White House’s Fourth of July Concert

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The President and First Lady were joined by some major music talent for their last Fourth of July in the White House.

Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae performed at a Fourth of July concert dedicated to military heroes and their families, according to Politico.

“White House staff and their families from throughout the administration will also attend this event for the fireworks viewing,” said Josh Earnest, White House press secretary, before the big day. “There will also be a performance on Monday evening by fellow Kansas Citian Janelle Monáe and Kendrick Lamar.”

Both Lamar and Monae have history with the president and the White House. Earlier this year, the 29-year-old Compton rapper met with President Obama about the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and Obama even named Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” his favorite song of 2015.

While Lamar has forged a friendship with the POTUS, Monae has spent some quality time with the First lady. The 30-year-old Bad Boy songstress was part of the star-studded “This Is for My Girls” single that Michelle Obama curated earlier this year for the Let Girls Learn campaign.

Previous White House Fourth of July concerts have featured Foo Fighters, the Killers, Fun., Brandi Carlile, and Brad Paisley.

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