Today (August 4) marks President Obama’s last birthday before his final term is over, and those close to him, including the first lady and a handful of his celebrity friends, are making sure his 55th birthday celebration is one he’ll never forget.
Consequently, that also means the whole nation may be slightly jealous they aren’t attending his birthday bash but we're sure we can all agree Obama more than deserves the incredible party his wife is planning for him.
Sources report that Michelle Obama is throwing a “top-secret bash” at the White House tomorrow night (August 5) and the guest list is comprised of some of the president’s favorite recording artists, such as Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and countless others. It has also been confirmed by Page Six that Usher is the only artist currently scheduled to perform, but there’s always room for surprises. This is the Obama family we are talking about after all.
Other celebrities rumored to have been invited to the undeniable party of the year include Anna Wintour, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Ellen DeGeneres, Stevie Wonder and more. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden and the attorney general, Loretta Lynch, are also expected to join in for the festivities.
A source also shares that social media usage will be banned for the event, so those missing out will really be missing out. The intention of the ban is so the president can "let his hair down" and really enjoy himself with the cameras off, which sounds like the best present of all — save for the adorable gift his "bff" Biden gave him, pictured below.
Happy birthday, President Obama!
Happy 55th, Barack! A brother to me, a best friend forever. pic.twitter.com/uNsxouTKOO— Vice President Biden (@VP) August 4, 2016
(Photos from left: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)