Beyoncé, Shonda Rhimes and More Turn Up at White House for the Obamas' Last Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: First lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd as President Barack Obama looks on during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. The tradition dates back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes allowed children to roll eggs on the South Lawn. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Beyoncé, Shonda Rhimes and More Turn Up at White House for the Obamas' Last Easter Egg Roll

Thousands of children were also invited to the annual event.

Published March 28, 2016

The White House is under attack — by adorable kids!

and Michelle Obama are welcoming thousands of children to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. today for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Two hundred fifty of those lucky children will join the first lady for the "Fun Run," which will include storytelling, musical performances, and even sports tips from the pros.

The event started off with the national anthem, sang by Broadway superstar Idina Menzel. The star-studded guest list included the cast of Black-ish, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, show-creator Shonda Rhimes, and even Bear Grylls. Of course, Jay Z and Beyoncé were also in attendance with their daughter, Blue Ivy.

The first lady kicked off the event with a little dance to get the crowd hyped. "We've got dancing, we've got a little whip... a little nae nae," she said as she demonstrated the move. Before long, she had President Obama whipping and nae-naeing along with her. Michelle continued, "Today is bitter sweet for us because this is the last Obama administration Easter egg roll," and went on to thank the over 250,000 people who have visited the White House during their two terms. She praised her husband for "opening up the White House to as many people [with] as many backgrounds as possible," and "exposing families to healthy living."

It must be nice to have Washington on your side.... #eastereggroll #hamilnerd

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The event, meant to highlight Michelle's "Let's Move!" initiative focusing on reducing childhood obesity, also included yoga and of course the traditional egg roll, in which children push an egg down a grass track using a long spoon.

Michelle took the lead for this event, and as her husband's second term comes to an end, many are wondering if the first lady will one day make a bid to take the lead of the United States. Check out Michelle discussing the possibility of a future presidential bid with BET Breaks:

(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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