Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae to Perform at The White House on 4th july

The fourth of July, as you probably know, is Independence Day in the USA. It’s now been announced that both Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae will be performing at The White House to celebrate the occasion.

The announcement has been made by White House press secretary Josh Earnest. The concert will come as part of a ceremony held by President Obama and the First Lady. The ceremony will be host military veterans and their families, and will also involve a barbecue and fireworks.

Said Earnest, “White House staff and their families from throughout the administration will also attend this event for the fireworks viewing,” Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing. “There will also be a performance on Monday evening by fellow Kansas Citian Janelle Monáe and Kendrick Lamar.”

The news follows last week’s BET Awards, at which Lamar opened the show as a guest on Beyonce‘s surprise opening performance, and Monae delivered a stunning tribute to Prince.

This isn’t Lamar’s first connection to the White House. Last year, President Obama revealed that his favourite song of the year was How Much A Dollar Cost, from To Pimp A Butterfly, and in fact visited the White House and met with Obama in January. 

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