Lamar and Monáe return to the White House.

The White House press secretary announced on Friday that Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar and Kansas City singer Janelle Monáe will perform at this year’s Fourth of July concert on the White House’s South lawn.

Alongside a concert, the event will include a barbecue and fireworks for military heroes and their families alongside White House staff.

This isn’t the first time either Lamar or Monáe have visited the White House. In the fall of 2015, President Barack Obama admitted that Lamar’s ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’ was his favourite track of the year and then invited the rapper to visit as part of the National Mentoring Partnership.

Monáe recorded a track for the first lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative earlier this year (alongside Missy Elliott and more) and was at the White House in April for a meeting with other artists to discuss criminal justice reform.



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