Watch Common, Usher, De La Soul, Bell Biv DeVoe + More Perform At The White House To Honor The Obamas
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were honored at an event held by BET titled BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration. The star studded (and very black minus Bradley Cooper) event was hosted by Terrence J and Regina Hall. The list of performers included The Roots, Usher, Janelle Monae, Leslie Odom Jr., Common, De La Soul, Jill Scott, Bell Biv DeVoe, Yolanda Adams, Michelle Williams, and Kiki Sheard. On last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, Dave Chappelle referenced the event, remarking it was “a really, really beautiful night.” Chappelle then spoke on the White House’s past relationship with black people, (it was built by slaves) and how at an earlier time in American history African-Americans were shunned from the premises. He cited a story about President Abraham Lincoln having to escort abolitionist Fredrick Douglass, the first black person to officially be invited to the White House, personally in due to Douglass being barred entrance at the gate. The Love & Happiness celebration was the last musical evening hosted by the outgoing President.
Head here to watch the full video of BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration or scroll down to watch individual performances from Common, Usher, and Bell Biv DeVoe.
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