Tis the season for more black boy joy thanks to Chance The Rapper. The artist was the epitome of holiday cheer at the 94th annual National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony as he performed “Sunday Candy” and got down to President Barack Obama’s rendition of “Jingle Bells.”
The event took place at President’s Park Thursday evening (Dec 1) with guests Kelly Clarkson, Yolanda Adams, The Lumineers, Garth Brooks and the Chicago MC. With the help of Nico Segal and The Social Experiment and Jamila Woods, Chance took to the stage to perform “Sunday Candy.” Those who approved included Sasha Obama, who was seen lip-syncing the track in the crowd.
Sasha Obama just lip-synced to Chance the Rapper at the National Christmas Tree Lighting pic.twitter.com/yDlubgAZK9
— GIF The News (@NowThisGIF) December 1, 2016
His attendance marks the rapper’s third time at the White House in 2016. Chance was among a group of musicians (including Frank Ocean) invited to Obama’s last White House State Dinner in October and a sit down in April for the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.
As if the event couldn’t get any better, Chance was the perfect hype man for the president who sang “Jingle Bells” as a closer.
if you were having a bad day, here’s Obama singing “Jingle Bells” https://t.co/D45Gv5qip1
— Common White Girl (@girlposts) December 2, 2016
Hosted by Eva Longoria, the event will be broadcasted Dec. 5 on the Hallmark Channel.
Check out his performance of “Sunday Candy,” below.
— deray mckesson (@deray) December 1, 2016