Chance the Rapper and Frank Ocean Brought #BlackBoyJoy to the White House State Dinner

Chance the Rapper and Kenneth Bennett arrive for a State Dinner in honor of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini at the White House October 18, 2016 in Washington, D.C. / AFP / ZACH GIBSON        (Photo credit should read ZACH GIBSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Chance the Rapper and Frank Ocean Brought #BlackBoyJoy to the White House State Dinner

They're the perfect State Dinner guests.

Published October 19, 2016

President Obama hosted his final White House State Dinner last night (October 18) and it, like his last year in office, was lit.

Chance the Rapper and Frank Ocean were both invited and attended the annual dinner. Chance brought through a familiar face as his father, Ken Bennett, who served as a deputy assistant to Obama when he was an Illinois senator, accompanied him. Chance later posted a photo of him and his father and a message of appreciation for how he was raised.

Frank Ocean dressed a little more casually but was no less show-stopping. He brought his mother, Katonya Breaux, as his date. During the dinner Breaux got the chance to hug first lady Michelle Obama and tweeted how fortunate she was to have a son who includes her “in his once in a lifetime events.”

Chance and Frank weren’t the only celebrities invited to the White House dinner. Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, James Taylor and Jerry Seinfeld were among the biggest names in entertainment lucky enough to receive an invite.

Chance the Rapper can pretty much call the White House his second home. He was there earlier this year among other musicians to discuss criminal justice reform. He’ll also return on December 1 and perform at this year’s annual National Christmas Tree Lighting.

Check out a few pictures of what went down at the White House State Dinner below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photos: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)


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