The White House reportedly turned up this weekend when Stevie Wonder and Prince performed for President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their friends and family. According to guests who posted on social media, the mega-stars played at the event — but White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not confirm the concert, only that an affair took place.
“The 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 told reporters on Monday’s regularly scheduled press briefing. “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.” He also told the Washington Post that the Obamas paid for the party personally.
According to reports, the guest list was of the star-studded variety. But it was Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson who spilled the beans on social media. He wrote on Instagram that he “danc[ed] at the White House to Prince and Stevie Wonder.” (#IsntSheLovely, indeed.)
Rev. Al Sharpton and Selma director Ava DuVernay seemed to have been there, too, and also posted about the event:
Representatives for Prince were not immediately available for comment.