Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe to play at the White House for Independence Day celebrations

Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe will celebrate with the Obamas by performing at the White House this Fourth of July it has been announced. 

Both of these artists have visited the White House before. Lamar was invited last year in support of the National Mentoring Partnership and Monáe recently teamed up with FLOTUS Michelle Obama to record a song for the “Let Girls Learn” campaign and joined other stars, like Alicia Keys, to discuss criminal justice reform earlier this year.

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The event, held at the White House’s South Lawn, honours military heroes who will also be in attendance alongside their families. As well as the concert, the event will also feature fireworks and a barbecue and it will be attended by all of the White House staff and their families.

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

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As of yet, it is unknown what songs would be performed by the artists, last year, President Obama revealed that his favourite song of 2015 was Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost,” so here’s hoping Mr Obama will not be left disappointed.

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Written by Zara Gibson