Beyoncé, and John Legend both performed at former the White House last night for First Lady Michelle Obama’s birthday celebration. Paul McCartney, Hilary Clinton, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, NBA superstar Magic Johnson, Jennifer Hudson, singer Smokey Robinson, actor Samuel L. Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Janelle Monae, Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Courtney Vance, Herbie Hancock, Grant Hill, Alonzo Mourning, Ledisi, Emmett Smith, Star Jones, Al Roker, Steve Harvey, Michael Jordan and others celebrities were in attendance for the star studded birthday bash.
(President Obama tweeted the above picture and message Happy birthday, @FLOTUS. Thank you for all that you do.) We hear Michelle Obama wore a long red jumper, no cell phones were allowed in the event.
According to sources everyone talked about how great the 50-year-old first lady looked, and how much in love President Obama is with his wife. Beyoncé did indeed sing some of the first lady’s favorite songs, and the party lasted until at least 2 a.m. “The most moving tribute came (from) (President) Barack Obama, who talked about the woman he met and fell in love with.”
Jay Z performed in Boston for his MCHG concert, he arrived after his performance to the White House.
The Queen performed for the First Lady!
The gala for Mrs. Obama, who hit the mid-century mark on Friday, promised “Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert,” according to a leaked invitation. Guests were encouraged to wear comfy shoes and eat before they arrived.
“There’s one thing I can tell you for sure … people will move,” senior White House adviser and close Obama friend Valerie Jarrett told The Associated Press before the party.
Over the past year, numerous rumors circulated about Beyoncé agreeing to perform at the party. Beyoncé has a longstanding relationship with the Obamas. She serenaded the couple during the president’s first inaugural ball in 2009, and last year, she performed at his swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol.
As the party began to wind down Saturday, musician Smokey Robinson said, “We were here for the first lady’s birthday and that was the highlight, and the president gave a wonderful, wonderful speech about her, and then Beyoncé performed and wow.”
Source Today.com PhotoCredit Beyonce.com
Blue Ivy petting the Obama’s dog Bo
Beyonce and Blue at White House Washington D.C.
Blue Ivy is a lefty!