Usher, Nick Jonas, More Attend Obama's Farewell Party
The outgoing president hosted a farewell bash at the White House on Friday night.
Outgoing President Barack Obama on Friday night hosted a farewell party at the White House which featured a guest list packed with A-listers.
Celebrities from actors to musicians flocked to the presidential soiree to honor the Obamas ahead of the transition to a Donald Trump administration on Jan. 20.
While cellphones were not allowed inside the party, that didn't stop many stars from posting photos and comments to their social media accounts before entering. Nick Jonas posted a photo of himself alongside Kingdom co-star Jonathan Tucker, both looking dapper in fitted suits, with the caption, "Straight off the plane to the White House..."
According to reports by ABC News, other notables seen entering the White House included Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham, George Lucas, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Jon Hamm, Stevie Wonder, Lena Dunham and Jason Sudeikis.
Chance the Rapper also posted a tweet expressing his excitement for the event. "Obama Going Away Party. I'm charged up," he tweeted.
Obama Going Away Party. I'm charged up.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) January 6, 2017
The party follows news of performers and celebrities choosing not to attend Trump's upcoming inauguration.
Last night I got to speak with President Obama and thank him for everything he's done, specifically for LGBT Americans. He told me it was one of the things he's most proud of. I told him we will love and appreciate him forever. He told me there's a lot of work we still need to do. Setting aside for a moment the sadness and anger I feel about the next administration, this was one of the greatest moments and nights of my life. When we walked into the White House last night, the first photograph on the wall was a picture of the WH lit up with the colors of the gay pride flag. Isn't that extraordinary? I'm so glad I had a chance to thank this exceptional man and his team and so grateful that he will still be around to help guide the way. More work to be done, indeed. And I won't soon forget dancing with the Obamas in the White House while @questlove spins next to a portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln.