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    Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:14:54

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    Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe were at the White House yesterday to perform as part of the Independence Day barbecue. President Obama took the opportunity to sing his daughter Malia, who turned 18 yesterday, "Happy Birthday" with the star-studded cast. He said just before performing, "Because it's the job of a father to embarrass his daughters, I've got one last job."

    According to Rolling Stone, "The two have visited before – Lamar met the president in January to promote the Pay It Forward program, the President's initiative to mentor inner-city youth. Monáe stopped by the White House in April to discuss criminal justice reform.

    The President praised both artists for their efforts as musicians and activists. "I have to tell you, these two, I've gotten a chance to know, and they are both amazing artists and talented and popular and doing great things ... But they are also very conscious about their responsibilities and obligations. And they put in a lot of time and effort on behalf of a lot of causes that are important. We're really proud of them for that.""

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    07.05.16

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