White House Invitation: Janelle Monae Performs At The Obama’s ‘Easter Egg Roll’

Posted on Apr 12 2012 - 11:30am by GumBumping Lady (Toyiah Marquis)

P. Diddy’s protegee singer, Janelle Monae recently recieved a prestigious invite to perform at The White House for President Obama‘s Easter Egg Roll.

Janelle, who has been touring with Obama for the past few months now, delivered a standard-fare performance of the Jackson 5 classic ‘I Want You Back.’

As well as preparing to release a new album this year, she’s currently enjoying major chart success with ‘We Are Young’. The track, a collaboration with Fun, has recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


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  1. Maryden25 April 13, 2012 at 4:11 am -

    Thanks for sharing the video.. I hope President Obama enjoyed watching and listening to Janelle Monae as much as i love listening to her songs. So funky just like her!