Kendrick Lamar & Janelle Monàe To Perform At White House For 4th Of July Concert
Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monàe are making a return to the White House to honor the military for a 4th of July concert.
According to Politico, the announcement was made during White House press secretary Josh Earnest's briefs meeting on Friday (July 1.) For Independence Day, President Barack Obama along with First Lady Michelle Obama will celebrate the holiday with the families of the military. On hand will be plenty of food, fireworks and special performances by the "Alright" rapper and the Electric Lady. “White House staff and their families from throughout the administration will also attend this event for the fireworks viewing,” Earnest said. “There will also be a performance on Monday evening by fellow Kansas Citian Janelle Monáe and Kendrick Lamar.”
The White House has shown to have a soft spot for the artists. Obama called "How Much A Dollar Cost" as his favorite song of 2015. Lamar was welcomed to the Oval Office in January to discuss the importance of mentorship in the president's "Pay It Forward" program.
Monàe previous work with the FLOUTS included "This Is For My Girls," a song recorded for the "Let Girls Learn" campaign. The singer was also a part of a crimminal justice reform conversation in April with fellow musicians Alicia Keys and J.Cole.