Private White House Party: Photos And Tweets By Guests Confirmed Event
Prince and Stevie Wonder performed for a secret party at the White House that was hosted and paid for by president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The White House said it was a private event, not confirming or denying presence of Prince and Stevie Wonder. However, photos and tweets of elated guests confirmed it for curious taxpayers.
Prince and Stevie in a party at the White House
According to sources whose names were withheld, Prince and Stevie Wonder performed at the White House on Saturday night. The party was held in celebration of the African-American Music Appreciation Month proclaimed by the president in May.
Prince and Stevie Wonder sang “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” as a surprise number to the president, first lady and their 500 guests, Page Six has exclusively learned.
Among the partying crowd were first daughters Sasha and Malia. Also spotted were Seattle Seahwaks quarterback Russel Wilson and date Ciara, Jon Bon Jovi, James Taylor, Tyler Perry, Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, gayle King, Tracee Ellis Ross, Naeem Khan and J.Crews Jenna Lyons.
Page Six was told guests started partying at 9 p.m. and danced until the wee hours of the night.
White House discreet about the party
White House spokesman Josh Earnest chose to describe the event as a “private party.”
“The point is that the President and First Lady—and I think most people across the country would acknowledge, that is an appropriate thing for the president and first lady to do. Which is to open their house up to guests for a private party on a Saturday night,” Earnest told press during Monday briefing.
He said the event was not an official government function.
“President and First Lady did hold a private party at the White House over the weekend, but given the private nature of that event I don’t have a lot of details to discuss from here,” he said.
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