“White House staff and their families from throughout the administration will also attend this event for the fireworks viewing,” he told reporters (via Politico). “There will also be a performance on Monday evening by fellow Kansas Citian Janelle Monáe and Kendrick Lamar.”
This will be a repeat affair for both Lamar and Monáe, who both previously performed at the White House. Monáe also recently teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama to record a song for the “Let Girls Learn” initiative and joined Alicia Keys, J. Cole, Common, and more artists to discuss criminal justice reform at the White House earlier this year.
Although Earnest didn’t reveal which songs the two would be performing, here’s hoping Lamar plays President Obama’s favorite song, “How Much a Dollar Cost.”