The pair also sung ‘Happy Birthday’ to Malia Obama.
Lamar performed tracks including ‘Poetic Justice’, ‘Money Trees’, ‘Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe’, ‘Alright’ and ‘Swimming Pools’, while Monáe sang a version of Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’. The duo also sung ‘Happy Birthday’ to Obama’s daughter Malia. Watch clips of those performances below.
Lamar and Monáe are both second-time visitors to the White House. After declaring that Lamar’s ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’ was his favourite track of 2015, Obama 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.